Natural or Caesarean birth?
The term “natural birth” is often interpreted as a nostalgic return to the past: giving birth without epidural, without oxytocin, giving birth to the mother’s forces alone as our ancestors did and how they have always come to the world!
But natural birth is not simply a “without” birth, but that product derives from the wonders of physiology, in which obstetrical procedures apply only in case of necessity and in which technique is at the service of naturalness and not the other way around. It goes against Caesarean sex, now in vogue in our consumerist society and intolerant of pain, in which technology replaces women’s physiology, modernizing birth and creating unnecessary risks for mother and infant; Because caesarean is still a surgery!
Contrary to commonplace terms, natural labor is not synonymous with relegation but on the other hand it is a recovery of skills and confidence in one’s nature and a surrender to it.
And it does not even give up science, but give it the place it deserves, making the technology guided by natural physiology.
But what about a natural birth?
The reproductive journey begins with the run of millions of sperm that, through the vagina and the uterus body, arrive at Fallopian tubes, where they meet the egg. Only one is capable of completely penetrating the ovary; When this happens, substances that prevent the entrance of other male gametes are activated. The sperm winner goes way through the different layers covering the egg and advances to the core. Fertilization will occur when the two nuclei merge, bringing together a total of 46 chromosomes (each sperm and ovocitic sex cell contains 23 chromosomes), which is the chromosomal endowment of the new individual.
At this point, the sex of the future born will depend on the chromosome that will have the sperm (X or Y), as the oocyte can only carry the X chromosome.
The fertilized egg, defined at this time “zygote”, slowly descends to the sides of the uterine tubes to reach the destination: the uterus, where it will sink to develop. So, about 36 hours after the meeting in the tubes, the new cell divides by forming two identical cells.
Henceforth begins a subsequent cell division, duplicating continuously the amount of cells of the new individual. After 72 hours, the zygote will consist of 16 cells, acquiring a shape very similar to that of a blackberry, which is why it is called “morula”. This is the end of the journey through Fallopian tubes and finally comes to the destination. However, the cell division process does not end here. The morula becomes “blastocyst”, more solid and compact, made up of 64 cells and, about nine days after fertilization, will definitively fix the endometrium, the mucous membrane that internalises the uterus.
But what will the fetus do in the bacon?
If we consider that whole pregnancy is an indispensable period not only for the physical development of the infant but also for the cognitive and emotional one, it can be said that the date of birth of an individual must be traced not to that of birth, But to that of conception. From the second trimester to the uterus, the child learns, experiences emotions, sensations, and therefore begins his inner life. Moms have always known it so much that they behave with him as if he were a real individual, talking to him and calling him by name!
They learn to communicate with their future child, understanding their health and their needs. They begin to have a symbiotic relationship that culminates in so obvious and unexpected reactions: at nine months if the mother touches one foot, the baby flexes his fingers and retracts his leg, almost as if he experiences a sense of danger.
But even before, at the 3rd month, after the amniotic fluid is drawn, his heart starts to beat faster and from the 12th gestation week begin to be present in his brain of pain response. They excite the very loud noise and calm down with the voice of the mother. If the father whispered softly through his belly, the child approaches the uterus at the exact point where the voice comes from. And if suddenly the mother’s belly lights up, the baby gets frightened.
He also learns little by little to get to know his mother. Besides sounds it is above all music that represents a good communication vehicle, in the same way as the movements that are made to cradle the child. Undoubtedly, it is preferable to listen to soft music, rather than classical, whereas in contrast, rock music and too fast rhythms are to be avoided, as they only lead to anxiety and agitation in the child. It is well known that the fetus appreciates singing and, once born, it will easily recognize the melodies heard while still in the bacon. The mother will also benefit from breastfeeding, the toning effect on the diaphragm, the intercostal muscles and the pelvic muscles.
In addition, stimulated with voices, sounds and music during pregnancy and childhood, they develop intelligence and motor skills more easily and, moreover, show better control over their emotional responses. The parent’s job then begins nine months before the birth!
Initiating a dialogue is, in fact, important: the voice of parents, directed to the future child, promotes affective relationships and promotes the development of communication, memory, language and attention. A mother who communicates with her son perceives her existence and her energy, and this gives meaning to her life and removes daily concerns and possible gestational illnesses.
But how is it best to give birth?
Contemporary society requires us to abandon vaginal birth because according sisters, cousins, friends, she is insecure and is painful. But how did our ancestors do?
It has always come to the world, with or without caesarean section, but pain has always been an integral part of birth, even though it has just been forgotten by the baby’s embrace.
But if today you can give up the suffering of that pain so why not do it?
It is here that the idea of the so-called “painless birth” is born. That vaginal delivery where with a mere analgesia, the woman can witness the birth of her future baby without worry, without suffering, without pain. It can move and actively participate in expulsion, feel the contractions and enjoy all the sensations that make vaginal delivery a natural birth.
The choice is up to you !!!