Anesthesia of childbirth
Opponents of anesthesia insist that painful delivery is normal. And if nature sends us such feelings, then they need something for something.
And so – endure and help the baby to be born. Perhaps it is, but everything is fine
The main argument of supporters of birth without anesthesia was the statement that any anesthesia, and especially medication, weakens the connection between mother and baby. Really, in order to be a good mom, you have to suffer many hours!
obstetrician-gynecologist, Scientific Center of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology. VI Kulakova, Moscow
Because that the birth should be anesthetized, today there is less debate than before. Evidence for it is obvious: from long torment the woman loses control over herself and ceases to follow the advice of midwives, at the risk of harming herself and the child.
And here method of pain analgesia – with or without medicines – is still the topic of heated debate.
Supporters of natural processes are convinced: if a woman is prepared and properly set up for childbirth, then she will cope too – the technician is plenty, it is only necessary to remember and apply them. Long before the advent of modern medicines, the woman in childbirth left in a quiet place and quietly did what was necessary.
Centuries ago, midwife-wise midwives, who helped with word and deed, appeared. A little more than two centuries ago, obstetrics began to develop rapidly, and previous practices were forgotten.
This is one of the most ancient and popular techniques in our time. Correct, rational breathing gives the body of the mother the necessary amount of oxygen, which helps to remove muscle clamps and allows you to control yourself.
To get the necessary skills, it is enough to pass a course of preparation for childbirth. If you could not do it in advance, listen to the midwife – she will tell you how to breathe at different stages.
Respiratory anesthesia helps women well, capable of self-control and concentration. Otherwise, with the intensification of pain, the expectant mother, unable to cope with emotions, will lose all skills.
There are special points, massaging which at the time of the contraction, you can reduce the pain. Some of them are available for independent manipulation, it is more difficult to get to the rest – the partner will need help. Of course, anesthesia with acupressure will not be absolute, but relief will be felt.
Methods are also taught in courses on preparation for childbirth. If the future mother attends classes alone, then knowledge about painkillers will not be useful to her – it is not enough to affect only those that are located in the access zone.