Pregnancy and Preparing for Birth By: Michelle Memnon
Pregnancy-The fertilization anddevelopment of oneor more offspring,known as an embryoor fetus, in a womansuterus.
Pregnancy is a life changing experience. Once awoman becomes pregnant she then has to share her body with someone else; her unborn baby which is a beautiful experience. Pregnancy can also present many challenges; pregnancy complications and high risk.
Healthy Pregnancy = Healthy Baby A healthy pregnancy and delivering a healthy baby consist of finding the right provider, proper prenatal care, and having the right support from family and friends.
Quote“Pregnancy is anatural process. Anew life developsinside you without anyconscious work onyour part.” (text p.360)
A woman is normally pregnant 9 to 10 months / 40 weeks depending on the woman and her body.
Preparing for Labor Natural Birth Pain Management• Childbirth with no • Narcotic Medications medication • -Epidural Anesthesia
Planning for pain management is important tosome women because not all pregnant women are able to bear the intensity and pain of laborand birth. Women have a choice to deliver theirbabies naturally without any pain medication or with medication to ease the pain.
Preparing for Birth Vaginal Birth Cesarean Section• A vaginal birth is delivering • A cesarean section, also a baby through the vaginal known as a c-section is a canal surgical method of birth where the baby is born by a surgical cut in the abdomen and uterus
Some women have a preference of delivering vaginally verses having cesarean. On the other hand many women have complications with their pregnancies that they don’t have a choicethey have to have a c-section. Women who have c-sections have a longer recovery.
Question:Would you be able to deliver a baby naturally without any pain medication?