Normal Delivery / Labor

Labor is a physiologic process during which the fetus, membranes, umbilical cord, and placenta are expelled from the uterus.

On admission, review antenatal record with complete history, general examination and systemic examination of mother.

  • Obstetrics examination with CTG for 20 min.
  • Vaginal examination with aseptic precaution

Labor is characterized by uterine contractions which push the fetus through the birth canal and results in delivery. Labor is divided into three stages.

  • First stage of labor starts with the onset of contractions and finishes when the cervix is fully dilated at 10 cm.
  • Second stage of labor starts when the cervix is dilated to 10 cm and finishes with the birth of the fetus.
  • Third stage of labor starts after the birth of the fetus and is finished when the placenta is delivered.

Up-to 6 weeks it considered as a postpartum care. We have to examine frequently breast, episiotomy site and vaginal discharge.


What are the benefits & complications of Normal Delivery / Labor?

The outcomes of Normal Delivery / Labor depend on several factors and conditions suffered by the patient.

Complications of vaginal delivery can be grouped into the following criteria:

  • Failure to progress
  • Abnormal fetal heart rate tracing
  • Intrapartum hemorrhage
  • Post-partum hemorrhage

Benefits of normal delivery for the mother include:

  • Avoiding surgery
  • Resulting quicker recovery time and shorter hospital admission
  • Quicker onset of lactation
  • Decreased complications in future pregnancies


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