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How To Deal With Normal Vaginal Delivery Outside The Hospital

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    In the event that there is one of your family members trying to give birth, you need to be very prepared in case the baby has decided to come before else is ready.

    Though the fact is that it is good to be well prepared, it is quite essential to note that baby delivery in the hospital is the safest way. Please note that the information provided here should not be used for prenatal care or preparing for delivery at an appropriate health care facility. Below are some of the steps you can take to deliver your baby outside the hospital;

    1. The first thing is to ensure that you are comfortable.
    In case there is no time to go to the hospital, you need to create a space for the mom. Get pillows and a spot on the floor. Some clean sheets must be put down, and they must not touch the dirty floor. The mother will need a pillow under her hips. Let her lay on her side prior to delivery. When it is time for contraction, prop up the mom’s back and give her needed support.

    2. Take note that the baby will be very slippery.
    Because of this, put the mom on the floor and ensure that the baby does not fall very far when needed grip is not provided for the mother.

    3. New babies are bone with the little immune system,
    and they are very vulnerable to infections. Observe universal precautions and wear personal protective equipment. Remember that after you have washed your hands, do not touch anything other than the mom, baby, and bedding.

    4. Check out the crowning.
    As the cervix expands/dilates, the baby's head descends into the genital canal and becomes visible. If you can see the baby's head, childbirth is inevitable.

    5. You should be able to see the head clearly after it is visible.
    If masked by a narrow membrane, squeeze it with clean hands and twist it. The membrane is an amniotic sac, which should have already been broken. If not, it will break easily when it hooks up and releases amniotic fluid. After that, things will go fast!

    6. Guide the child. Put your hand in front of the baby's head and gently pull it out.
    Do not try to hold the baby back, and at the same time, do not let it explode from the vagina.

    7. The baby will slowly slip in the waves as the uterus tightens.
    When the baby comes out, it will naturally turn to the side. There is no need to try to force or help the child. A slight pressure on the base of the vagina, close to the perineum, will help the baby's head pass.

    8. You need to stop as soon as the baby's head is open,
    and mom has to stop pushing. Clean the baby's nose and mouth with a bulb syringe. In the event that there is no bulb syringe, you can make use of a clean towel to wipe away the fluid and membrane from the baby’s airway.

    9. If you see an umbilical cord wrapping around your baby's neck,
    try moving it the cord over the baby's head. This is important, but you may not be able to release the cord. If the cord fails to go, do not worry deliver the baby straightaway.

    10. Guide the shoulders jealously.
    DO NOT pull on the baby, but guide the shoulders outward, starting at the upper shoulder. In case of difficulty, you can apply pressure to the mother's abdomen just above the pubic bone to encourage the upper shoulder to give birth.

    Once the shoulders are out, the baby will slip through. There is a need for you to hold on tight; because the will be slippery and will probably wiggle.

    11. Wrap the baby up.
    In addition to clearing the airways, the most important thing is to keep the baby warm. Be sure to cover from head to toe, do not cover the face so that the baby can breathe.

    12. Take the delivery of the placenta.
    After birth, a placenta will come. Do not force or pull the umbilical cord. The placenta will naturally be delivered in about ten or fifteen minutes.

    13. Go to the hospital.
    Now that the baby and the placental are out; you can now go to the hospital. Some other important things need to be done to ensure that the baby is fine. All of these are done at the hospital.

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