The H-hour, the birth

Momento h na gravidez, o parto

The birth

It was nine months of a story of enchantment. The story of the construction of the love you will receive in your lap.

The story of how you went from being a simple woman to becoming a mother. During this time, she knew pains and fears.

Discomfort and anxiety.

But above all, you have known the desire to make your dream come true, the joy of motherhood and the desire for that baby growing inside you to come into the world, so that you could feel it in a more physical way.

That moment is about to arrive.

With each passing day, you wait for the time to grab your maternity bag and rush to the hospital.

Probably, at this moment, you still have some reticence and fears about giving birth. It is natural!

In this article we will talk about this moment, so that you know what to expect when the time comes (childbirth).

1. types of childbirth

As you already know, not all babies are born the same way. There are two types of birth: surgical (also known as caesarean section) and vaginal (commonly called natural birth).

In most cases, doctors prefer that mum gives birth to her baby naturally, as this has fewer risks associated with it.

Even so, there are situations that make vaginal delivery impossible, and it is therefore necessary to resort to a caesarean section so that the life of the mother and the foetus is not put at risk.

A caesarean section consists in the removal of the baby from the mother’s uterus, through a surgical cut made in the abdominal wall and in the pregnant woman’s uterus.

In this procedure a local anaesthetic is given and the baby will come out through the opening, which will later be sutured by the doctor.

As it is a surgical procedure, a caesarean section has a longer recovery time than a normal birth.

2. Pregnant women’s greatest fears

When the subject is childbirth, pregnant women usually have some anxiety. This comes from the fear of the unknown and is anchored in some very particular fears.

Among the most common fears of women about labour is the fear of not being able to withstand the pain.

With regard to this issue, it is undeniable that during labour a woman feels pain, although not all women suffer in the same way and with the same intensity.

If the pregnant woman believes that the pain will be too unbearable, she should opt to receive an epidural, to ensure that the discomfort of the moment is lessened.

Allied to this is the fear that the pressure will cause the baby to “tear” the perineal region or that a surgical cut in the same region will be necessary.

Although this is apparently frightening, the truth is that most women who have had an episiotomy say that it was not particularly painful during the first hour.

In the same way, eventual tearing can happen naturally and almost imperceptibly.

Another fear of mothers-to-be is that of having a premature birth.

If, on the one hand, it is true that it is recommended that the pregnancy be carried to the end, it is also true that a premature baby can be born completely healthy.

In any case, the risk of premature birth will be less likely if the pregnant woman invests in taking care of her diet and rest and keeps in frequent contact with her doctor, to monitor the baby’s development.

3. The change of verbal time

The H-hour has arrived. With it, the fear of childbirth ends and other doubts and questions begin. You want to know how to look after your baby.

And you will learn, step by step, everything you need to do so.

It’s a fantastic change, anchored in time. Suddenly you won’t say “I’m going to be a mother” anymore.

You’ll say you are.


How did you experience the moment of childbirth? And what were your biggest fears before giving birth? Share with us your personal experience!

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