Natural Labor    VS.  Cesarean
   Prelabor   First stage   Second stage   Third stage   Fourth stage
   Nonprogressing    contractions   Cervix ripens   Contractions are    longer, stronger, and    closer together
   Nonprogressing    contractions   Passage of bloody    mucus from vagina   Leakage of amniotic    fluid   Progressin...
   Begins when the    cervix is fully dilated   Ends when the baby is    born   Urges to push   Pain lessens which    ...
   Shortest and least    painful   10-30 minutes   Uterus contracts    causing placenta to    detach from uterine    wa...
   Lasts from after    delivery of the    placenta until your    condition is stable   Indicated by BP,    pulse, vagina...
   May be planned,    unplanned    (emergency)   Many reasons    -prolonged labor    -fetal distress    -fetal problems ...
   Typically signing consent    form for surgery   Abdomen/upper pubic    hair shaved   May be given antacid    medicat...
   Lie on back   Abdomen washed    with antiseptic   Sterile sheet draped    over body and    surgical drape    between...
SKIN INCISION   UTERINE INCISION
   Doctor inspects uterus   Incisions in your uterus    and abdomen sutured    with absorbable thread   Skin closed wit...
NATURAL LABOR                  CESAREAN   More alert after birth        Low trauma   Easier latching of the    breast ...
NATURAL LABOR                    CESAREAN   Mother never loses              No labor pain    sensations of her body     ...
NATURAL LABOR                 CESAREAN   Prolonged delivery           Premature birth   Complications can arise      B...
NATURAL LABOR                 CESAREAN   Episiotomy                   Serious abdominal                                 ...
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Delivery varieties

  1. 1. Natural Labor VS. Cesarean
  2. 2.  Prelabor First stage Second stage Third stage Fourth stage
  3. 3.  Nonprogressing contractions Cervix ripens Contractions are longer, stronger, and closer together
  4. 4.  Nonprogressing contractions Passage of bloody mucus from vagina Leakage of amniotic fluid Progressing contractions Gushing of amniotic fluid Dilation of cervix
  5. 5.  Begins when the cervix is fully dilated Ends when the baby is born Urges to push Pain lessens which helps the mother calm down Non-rushing stage May require many different positions
  6. 6.  Shortest and least painful 10-30 minutes Uterus contracts causing placenta to detach from uterine wall Clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord
  7. 7.  Lasts from after delivery of the placenta until your condition is stable Indicated by BP, pulse, vaginal discharge and uterine tone 1-2 hours
  8. 8.  May be planned, unplanned (emergency) Many reasons -prolonged labor -fetal distress -fetal problems -prolapsed cord -placental abruption
  9. 9.  Typically signing consent form for surgery Abdomen/upper pubic hair shaved May be given antacid medication to avoid emesis IV drip starts and remains in place for 24 hours after delivery Catheter inserted to keep bladder empty when anesthetic has taken effect
  10. 10.  Lie on back Abdomen washed with antiseptic Sterile sheet draped over body and surgical drape between you and abdomen
  11. 11. SKIN INCISION UTERINE INCISION
  12. 12.  Doctor inspects uterus Incisions in your uterus and abdomen sutured with absorbable thread Skin closed with either absorbable thread, nonabsorbable thread, staples or clips removed before you go home Pitocin in IV is continued to keep uterus from contracting
  13. 13. NATURAL LABOR CESAREAN More alert after birth  Low trauma Easier latching of the breast No narcotics in system Lower risk of fetal distress Discharge scores may be higher and able to go home more quickly
  14. 14. NATURAL LABOR CESAREAN Mother never loses  No labor pain sensations of her body  Dignity and privacy (no Able to walk around and monitor pain to know checking of the cervix) what stage of labor she is  Most likely scheduled in No post epidural headache Less chance of nausea Less groggy after birth Accomplishment felt
  15. 15. NATURAL LABOR CESAREAN Prolonged delivery  Premature birth Complications can arise  Breathing problems  Lower APGAR scores requiring longer stay at hospital  Fetal injury
  16. 16. NATURAL LABOR CESAREAN Episiotomy  Serious abdominal surgery Bursting of blood  Incisions through vessels abdomen, muscle, uterus… Anyerisum  Infection Other natural  Blood loss complications can arise  Injury to organs  Longer hospital stay  Extended recovery time  Higher maternal mortality

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