There is a lot of information about the signs or signals of labor. In the childbirth classes they will have talked to you about the symptoms that indicate that the baby is about to be born. However, it is seldom discussed what the baby will feel during labor. Reproducing the moment of birth from the baby's point of view will help you know how the birth is going. On our site we tell you how the baby lives the delivery.
Throughout the delivery, the baby will movements to cross the birth canal. At the beginning of the dilation phase, the baby's head presses on the cervix and thus helps the canal to open. The bones of a baby's skull are soft and this allows the head to adapt to the exit. Until 18 months, the bones or fontanelles will not close.
Many moms wonder if their babies feel pain in the birth process. Nobody knows for sure but it is sensed that during the contractions you feel a massage, and you have time to get used to them since they can last for hours or days.
The most complicated moment is when it has to descend through the birth canal, at this moment you may feel a discomfort, similar to being tight, and this is greater in more difficult deliveries.
In any case, during delivery, the baby produces a large amount of endorphins, which create a state of well-being and help to suffer less pain.
The discomfort and tightness are over. This is when has to test his lungs, since in the uterus the oxygen reached him through the placenta. When the baby goes through the birth canal, the fluid that is in his lungs is eliminated thanks to the pressure he suffers. When the umbilical cord is clamped, the placenta can no longer do its job and that is when the lungs begin to function.
The temperature that the baby has maintained during pregnancy is that of the mother, an average of 36 degrees, so when it goes outside it is important to react quickly to keep baby from feeling cold and suffer from hypothermia. The warm body of the mother while hugging him or covering him quickly with a thermal lullaby will help the baby to regulate the temperature.
If delivery occurs by cesarean section, does not suffer from the tightness and discomfort of having to cross the birth canal, so the baby lives it more calmly. They are rounder babies and have less deformed heads. Your breathing may be more difficult because you have not fully expelled fluid from your lungs. In two to three days, the fluid will be absorbed and your breathing will be slower and deeper.
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