Birthing is the act or process of giving birth to offspring. The intensity of labour pain may vary from woman to woman.
Natural childbirth is the prime focus of many women. During a natural birth, you can go through labour and delivery without any pain relievers. If you choose to use a pain relief, options include use of a TENS machine, Nitrous Oxide, Pethidine/Morphine injection, or epidural anaesthesia. There will be minimal medical interventions such as foetal monitoring or episiotomies performed. You will be free to move around in labour and get into positions that are most comfortable for you. Techniques such as hydrotherapy, massage, warm and cold compresses, and visualisation and relaxation are frequently used.
Glengarry Private Hospital and SJOGH in Subiaco are healthcare facilities staffed by registered nurses, certified nurse-midwives, Anesthetic and Paediatric consultants. They also have medical equipment available if they become necessary. The medical equipments available if necessary include intravenous (IV) lines and fluids, oxygen for the mother and the baby, infant resuscitators, infant warmers, local anaesthesia to repair tears and episiotomies, and oxytocin to control bleeding that occurs immediately after birth.
The birth suites and postnatal wards aim for a homely environment with amenities such as private rooms with soothing colours and lighting, private bathrooms and facilities for husbands to room-in. There is also a kitchen with tea/coffee making facilities.
The chef at GPH is legendary.
Natural childbirth is very safe if you follow your doctor’s recommendations correctly.