Secrets about Vaginal Birth

Author: Dian Sonnerstedt Yoga Expert

For every woman, expecting a child or giving birth is a remarkable life event that she will remember for the rest of her life. Every delivery is a unique experience for each mother and her newborn. Hence, you, as a mother, will have many expectations and positive experience as well. This article will solve 5 little secrets about vaginal birth.

Secret no.1: Flood of personal waste

While preparing for the delivery, at least once you might wonder what else is going to come along with your infant. Evidently, not many books, articles or even your mother will mention about the unsightly large bowel movements at the exactly same moment as you are pushing your baby into the world. Stools, urine and obviously blood are basic bowel movements that come with your baby. However, do not waste your energy being ashamed. This is a completely natural phenomenon of natural delivery. Besides, you cannot prevent this happening because you are using the same muscles to push your baby out as when you move your bowels. Luckily, your doctors and nurses have been used to it and they will take care of you.

Secret no.2: Two type of Sensation

Vaginal childbirth or natural childbirth is a delivery type that will bring you the sensation of all types of pain. You will experience two main sensations which are pain and pressure. When you start pushing, you have delivered pressure to your cervix so that the baby will be carried out. When the baby descends into the birth canal, you will go from experiencing pressure only during the contractions to experiencing constant and increasing pressure. It will feel something like a strong urge to have a bowel movement as the baby presses down on those same nerves. During a vaginal delivery, there is a risk that the skin and tissues around the vagina can stretch and tear while the fetus moves through the birth canal. This will lead to extreme pain at the moment and somehow lingering pain between your vagina and anus after delivery.

Secret no.3: Continuous inhalation will help

You may feel it redundant but breathing truly is a great childbirth technique. Before delivery, practicing breathing will help you get through the contractions easier and enhance your ability to calm between pains. Pay attention to daily breathing methods that can make you calm and sound. Doing yoga is another great option to prepare for delivery. Also, you can practice breathing with your partner. When you feel everything is out of control, your partner can help you breathe. Try to breathe with a wide-open mouth and throat, your body will physically and mentally be benefited by being softer and more open during the delivery process.

Secret no.4: Moving for easier delivery

Normally, you will see people deliver their child while lying in bed. However, it is not the best position for both mother and the child. Moving around or standing upright in labor brings a lot of benefits for both mother and her child. Movement and position in labor work magic. Movement enhances comfort by stimulating the receptors in the brain that decrease pain perception. The mother-to-be should adopt the upright positions that make her feel comfortable and eased the pain of contractions. Some upright positions include: standing, leaning forward, squatting, sitting and lying sideways. Each of these positions can be used in the first and second stages of labor. Depending on your condition and doctor direction, you can adopt the position that fits you best.

Secret no.5: Shorter recovery time

For every mother-to-be, going through labor and having a vaginal childbirth is a long process that can be physically grueling and tough. However, undeniably, one of the best benefits of having a vaginal birth is that it requires a shorter recovery time. Vaginal birth is a natural process; hence your body can find its own way to recover through time. Normally, a woman choosing vaginal delivery will have the recovery time between 24 and 48 hours. If you feel better, you may select to leave the hospital sooner than the expected time period. Many people choose to stay at home for natural delivery so that they can enjoy the precious moment with their child and family.

There is more to tell about this most wonderful process of life. But these most hidden things about vaginal delivery will provide you with a complete picture when welcoming your little baby to the world.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: February 6, 2017 | Last Modified: December 6, 2019

Dian Sonnerstedt Yoga Expert
Dian Sonnerstedt is a yoga practitioner since 2016. Her love of yoga turned her from working as a Marketing executive in huge corporation, to a life as ...
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Dian Sonnerstedt Yoga Expert

Dian Sonnerstedt is a yoga practitioner since 2016. Her love of yoga turned her from working as a Marketing executive in huge corporation, to a life as a full-time yoga instructor. She received her certification from One Song Yoga School in 2014, followed by certifications in Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga, Sunshine Network for Thai Yoga Massage, and Yin Mindful Immersion Yoga in 2015. Dian officially registered in

Dian teaches various types of Yoga including Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Prenatal Yog. She has opened private classes, as well as classes for office, and in studio @Yoga42 Senayan Arcadia. She wants to share her knowledge of Yoga and inspire everyone to love Yoga, as it has had a positive impact not only physically but mentally on the practitioners. In this column, Dian will share all about yoga, why it is good for you and how to practice Yoga for those who have experience, or who had never touched a yoga mat.

Find out more about yoga with Dian Sonnerstedt on her Instagram account @diansonnerstedt (

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