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Expectant mothers like to give birth to their children at specific time. Some may want their child to be born naturally on a specific date or feel giving birth rather than holding on to the baby inside by cesarean. The reasons for opting for cesarean may vary.
Reasons Why Baby May not be Born on Time
Wrong calculation of Birth Date
Naturally the birth occurs when the baby is ready to be born. A reason for birth being late is when the calculation of the birth date is wrong. The ultrasound scan is the cause where there is a margin of error for these birth date prediction calculations.
The Condition of the Pregnant Woman
The mother’s condition also can affect the time the baby might take to be born. Some mothers may be scared to face labor and be worried of experiencing labor pains. Stress created by such factors inhibits birth of the child. For this to not occur the parent must not be given a bad impression about how painful labor really is and instead notified on how wonderful it is to give birth naturally. Being excited all the time also releases adrenalin which can delay the process.
METHODS OF INDUCTION
This is one of the oldest methods of inducing birth. Although acupuncture isn’t hundred percent successful it is reported to be eighty eight percent successful. This rate is really great when looking for a good induction method. This method can only be used if the due date is already passed or already at it. To go ahead with the treatment it is better to get the conformation from your doctor as well since it involves some kind of risk.
The Use of Lubricants
Lubricants like, Evening primrose oil, prostaglandin, semen and castor oil can help a lot in inducing birth. Evening primrose oil can ripen your cervix and make it ready for giving birth. Prostaglandin is the main ingredient which can be applied directly to the cervix to achieve these results
Another good method is nipple stimulation where it is necessary to stimulate your nipples and areolas just as if a baby would be nursing on them. If there already is an older child this can come in quite handy, if not you can go ahead and stimulate them for about five minutes to check on the results. In a matter of about fifteen minutes you would be able to know if there are going to be any contractions.
Pineapple is known to be a labor inducing food and consuming it can result in an early induction. In the same way spicy food can increase production of prostaglandin.
Good on time labor can be brought about by being healthy and well. Make sure you eat more of fruits and vegetables as directed by your doctor.
Aligning the baby
Climbing stairs slowly will be even better. Making use of gravity to align the baby to the uterus is a clever method. When there are contractions in the uterus, you should bend knees and bend a bit forward which will align the baby for you. Always try to be occupied with some work.
Being happy and enjoying the time is what is most important during this period. A healthy baby should always be your priority.