Vertical childbirth - a new technology?

vertical birth Recently increasingly heard such a thing as vertical birth.They talk about these sorts as the newest method in obstetrics, although, in fact, vertical childbirth practiced before and is something out of the ordinary.About the vertical birth we can say that new - it is well forgotten old.Even today these generations in some countries (Central Africa, China, Netherlands, India and others) are considered commonplace and physiological processes.

Traditional birth today in a horizontal position historically appeared much later than vertical.Such deliveries are convenient only for the doctor and midwife, who are watching them, but certainly not for mother and child.


Vertical birth

Vertical childbirth - these are the families that during labor, childbirth and placenta occurs in a vertical position.Such deliveries are many advantages and disadvantages are absent.The advantages of vertical childbirth in their periods are as follows.


during the first stage of labor

During labor a woman in labor behaves actively.She can walk, sit in a chair or lie down.The main thing - this movement.In the first stage of labor the woman is given the opportunity to choose the most comfortable position for her, in which the battle is not so painful.It may be pose: standing on all fours, squatting or kneeling.Moreover, the vertical position of the fetal bladder and fetal head press on the lower segment of the uterus and cervix, facilitating faster opening of uterine contractions pharynx and efficiency.This behavior and the choice to reduce pain during labor, a woman in labor, and liberating feel comfortable, which also affects the efficiency of contractions.Although, in fairness, it is worth noting that such behavior mothers for the first time today and welcome in the traditional horizontal sorts.As a result of all this, it is seen that during labor is shortened by two to three hours.


during the second stage of labor

During the second (bearing-down) stage of labor, when the expulsion of the fetus is a vertical delivery are alsoits undeniable advantages.A woman makes an effort and giving birth to a child in the same vertical position: sitting on his haunches, hung around the neck of her husband, or kneeling.Of course, the process of giving birth is rather late, compared with horizontal delivery, but the promotion of the fruit is smooth, not jerks when a woman gives birth lying down.Woman in labor actively involved in the process, by gravity child "is" like myself, and such attempts do not cause stress.

Also, if the vertical birth in vain attempts coordinated work the abdominals, pelvic floor, back and the rest of the skeletal muscles, and attempts are not as painful as in traditional childbirth.In the supine position, the pregnant uterus filled with baby, the placenta, the waters of a great severity and causes compression of paravertebral vessels, especially the aorta and inferior vena cava.This leads to disruption of blood flow, including uteroplacental that causes a lack of oxygen to the fetus (hypoxia).If you still remember the women with the syndrome of compression of the inferior vena cava, then it is prohibited to give birth in the horizontal position, as they do lose consciousness.Also, it should be noted that the vertical birth reduce the risk of infection and episiotomy (perineal incision).And the risk of injury to a child or mother (perineal tears) is practically reduced to zero.When vertical childbirth, which is not the last value, new mother sees the birth of their child.


during the third stage of labor

third, successive period also extends vertically mothers.A woman kneeling or crouching, holding her baby in her arms, and attach it to the chest, but this time the last born.Sequence period is also shortened due to all of the same gravity and nipple stimulation, hence, uterine contractions by the child.In these sorts of breastfeeding obtained earlier than in normal childbirth, and in the future there are no problems with breastfeeding.Since the latter is separated more rapidly than in conventional delivery, and reduced blood loss to 100-150 ml (usually blood loss was 250 ml).

Anna Sozinova