February 2014 -

Breastfeeding and Breast Milk

4 February 2014
Breastfeeding

 Breastfeeding and Breast Milk

  • Breastfeeding is immensely healthy and natural. It should be immediately started after birth whether it is a natural or C-section birth. Since the baby, coming into life after so many hours, is tired and hungry.
  • * Bleedings in the mother after birth will be stopped after immediate breastfeeding.
  • * Almost all women are physically able to breastfeed. It’s a skill that every woman needs to learn and practise. It happens more quickly for some women than others, but nearly all women can produce the amount of milk that the baby needs.
  • * After the baby’s birth, in order to produce plenty of milk, the mother has to concentrate on two things: frequent breastfeeding and drinking plenty of fluids.
  • * In order to produce plenty of milk and to breastfeed for an extended period of time, it is important for the baby to be fed on demand.
  • * The baby should feed from both breasts alternatively. The next feed should always start with the last side used for the previous feed.
  • * Best position should be selected and baby’s head and body should be fully facing the mother.
  • * It should be done by covering the areola instead of the nipple.
  • * Frequent cleaning of breasts with soap should be avoided.
  • * Babies are born with sufficie

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3 February 2014
epidural anaesthesia

In order to understand Epidural anesthesia, one should know about pain during labour. What are the causes of labour pain? There are two main causes of pain during labour; emotional and functional causes. The causes for emotional pain are “fear and lack of knowledge”. These factors can affect the severeness of labour pain positive or negatively. Being educated and knowledgeable about labour may not end pain totally, but it helps us how to cope with it. A candidate having had such an education can resist and overcome pain much easier. The main causes for labour pain are functional ones. Uterine contractions, cervical opening, baby’s downward movement and medical intervention during labour or some of the functional causes. Neural stimulation messages in this area are sent to the brain, which is when pain is felt.

What is epidural anesthesia?

Epidural anesthesia is a type of regional anesthesia which blocks messages from a certain area of the body to be sent to the brain. It is applied by an anesthetics specialist (anesthelogist). It is the most effective way to relieve pain during labour; yet, it is not solely used for this purpose. Many major surgical operations such as C-section (below the waist line)

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2 February 2014
Norma doğum veya Sezeryan

Approaches to birth have changed greatly in time. With the discovery of “painless labour”, giving birth is no more a very painful incident in the minds of future mothers. Thanks to technological advancements, improvements in surgery techniques and equipment, decrease in anaesthetic complications, caesarean section has become more and more widespread. Today, even among doctors there is a debate about which birthing method is prevalent. The most common issue that keeps the minds of future mothers and fathers busy, especially towards the final parts of pregnancy, is how the birth should be.

Major factors that play a role in deciding whether regular or C-section birth:

  • ” The family’s (couple’s) (especially the mother’s) desire
  • ” Doctor’s decision, depending on the life quality and vitality of both the mother and the fetus whom have been in close watch during pregnancy
  • ” The approach of the institutions involved in labour

Regular (Vaginal) Birth

It is a physiological occurrence. In a few hours after labour, the mother can go back to her daily activities and breastfeed her baby in a very short time. Thus, it is stated that the emotional touch starts very early between mother and the baby and as a result the bond becomes

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1 February 2014
Childbirth

Childbirth  From the moment a couple decides to have a baby, they gradually become more and more excited at the prospect of their impending parenthood. After childbirth is over and the parents hold their precious baby in their arms, all the pain and anguish of the past is forgotten and the parents are overwhelmed with a sense of peace and happiness. Vaginal delivery is the term used when the mother gives birth to her baby naturally and without, or with minimal, medical intervention. After a 40 week gestational period the baby is delivered through the birth canal (vagina). The placenta and membranes are also delivered this way. Pregnancy in humans lasts for 280 days but only 5 percent of all babies are born on the expected delivery date. Most women give birth one week before the expected date of delivery.  

Childbirth

Childbirth starts with the onset of regular uterine contractions, which the expectant mother can experience as pain. This is commonly called “labour”. Normal completion of birth depends on three main factors. These can be classified as factors related to the uterus, the baby and the bone structure of mother. These three factors;

  • * Powers (contractions)
  • * Passageway (birth canal)
  • * Passenger (baby)

Contracti

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