A vaginal delivery is the birth of babies in humans through the vagina. The average length of a hospital stay for a normal vaginal delivery is 36–48 hours. With a surgical cut to widen the vaginal canal to enable vaginal birth, the stay is 48–60 hours.
Type of Vaginal Delivery:
A spontaneous vaginal delivery (SVD) occurs when a pregnantfemale goes into labor without the use of drugs or techniques to induce labor, and delivers her baby in the normal manner
An assisted vaginal delivery (AVD) or instrumental vaginal delivery
occurs when a pregnant female goes into labor
, and requires the use of special
instruments such as forceps or a vacuum extractor to deliver her baby
An induced vaginal delivery is a delivery involving labor induction, where drugs
or manual techniques are used to initiate the process of labor.
A normal vaginal delivery (NVD) is a vaginal delivery,
whether or not assisted or induced, usually used in statistics or
studies to contrast with a delivery by cesarean section.
Caesarean section, also known as C-section, or caesarean delivery, is the surgical procedure by which one or more babies are delivered through an incision in the mother's abdomen, often performed because vaginal delivery would put the baby or mother at risk. Reasons for the operation include obstructed labor, twin pregnancy, high blood pressure in the mother, breech birth, and problems with the placenta or umbilical cord. A caesarean delivery may be performed based upon the shape of the mother's pelvis or history of a previous C-section.
Type of Caesarean Section:
A lower segment incision – will be used wherever possible. This
is a horizontal cut through the abdomen and a
horizontal cut through the lower part of the uterus, sometimes known as a
‘bikini line’ incision.
A Classical Iincision – refers to a vertical cut on the uterus. The cut on
the abdomen may be horizontal or vertical. This type of incision is
usually only used for extreme emergencies or in specific situations,
such as if the placenta is lying very low, if your baby is lying
sideways or if your baby is very small.