Delivery is the moment when the fetus and the placenta leave your body. To get ready
for the delivery, you may be moved into a birthing room or delivery room. Or you may
stay in the same room for both labor and the birth. Fathers or partners are encouraged
to be actively involved in childbirth by helping with relaxation methods and breathing
Positions for delivery may vary from squatting, sitting, to semi-sitting positions
(between lying down and sitting up). With semi-sitting positions, gravity can help
you push the baby through the birth canal. The type of position for birth depends
on your preference and your healthcare provider's. It also depends on the health of
During the delivery process, the
healthcare staff will continue to keep an eye on your blood pressure, pulse, and other
vital signs, and the fetal heart rate. The healthcare provider will check the cervical
opening to see the position of the fetus' head. They will continue to support and
you in your pushing efforts.
Delivery can be done either vaginally or by C-section.