So what are the secrets to having a natural birth? Of course, pregnant women, and readers can not wait to get the answer. Here are the secrets.
1. P for Power
Power. In connection with the labor process, then known two kinds of power, the force of contraction of the uterus and maternal strength straining (when full opening). Uterine contractions will be more and more powerful, but the strength of uterine contractions are the strongest at the time of the placenta born. The strength of uterine contractions that decrease or not strong will make the labor process is hampered and in the end, it is needed to do an action to restore or improve the contraction strength.
There are many factors that can inhibit uterine contraction, such as maternal fatigue, too many children, old age, drugs, blood deficiency/anemia, etc. That is why the normal birth process begins with the healthy mother.
2. P for Passage
Passage means the birth canal. Is a street or alley that the baby through to get out and face the world. Birth canal must be adequate or sufficiently broad to be passed by a baby with a normal size.
Assessment of the birth canal usually done after 3rd-trimester pregnancy or after entering the 9th month of pregnancy. Assessment birth canal will be accompanied by an evaluation of how far the head into the birth canal and the position of the baby’s head.
3. Passage and Passenger
Passenger here is the baby that will be born. The passenger factors that needed to be assessed are estimated weight babies obtained through ultrasound or other methods, the position of the baby and the baby’s health. Babies that are too large will be difficult through the birth canal (Passage), and the position of the baby will also greatly affect the birth process.
4. P for psych
Psychic or mental factors are the last P. It called the last, but actually not less important than the other P. The readiness of psychologically and mentally make mom ready and brave to face the labor.
When a pregnant woman is scared to face the normal labor, then unconsciously she had the plan to failed her normal labor. A pregnant woman who faces the labor with the hesitation mindset, usually will not have normal labor process and will eventually give up and choose for surgery.
4 these secrets is also expected to help pregnant women and couples to achieve the ideals of major labor: a healthy baby and a healthy mother.