If you can determine, maybe you will choose to give birth quickly. The reason, not only saves time, quick delivery also tends not to drain excessive energy. Although it sounds interesting, fast labor is actually not as good as you think, you know!
In the normal delivery process, you will go through three stages of the labor process. The stages of the labor process that you have to go through are the initial phase, the delivery phase, and the phase of the delivery of the placenta. This stage of labor normally lasts about 6-18 hours. However, in rapid labor, all three stages last only 3-5 hours.
Advantages of Fast Delivery
Fast labor is more likely if you've already given birth. Before knowing the advantages, there are some signs of fast labor that you need to know.
The first is that you will feel strong, very painful, and uninterrupted contractions in the first stage of labour. In addition, you will also feel an urge to push that appears suddenly and comes so quickly.
Some of the advantages that you can feel from fast labor are that you don't have to wait a long time to meet your baby, and because the time is relatively faster, the energy you spend pushing is also not as much as a normal labor.
While in infants, the advantage is that it can minimize the occurrence of infection. The reason is that infection is one of the risks that lurk in prolonged labor.
Disadvantages of Fast Labor
If you think a quick delivery can relieve you of stress, you are wrong. This birth can actually make your emotions go wild, you know! Because the process is fast, you can have a hard time finding ways to deal with discomfort during labor.
In addition, rapid delivery also risks making you give birth in an inadequate place, such as in the car on the way to the delivery home or at home without the supervision of a midwife or doctor.
The rapid delivery process can also trigger some complications, such as:
- Tearing or bruising of the vagina and perineum (the area between the vagina and anus). This can cause severe bleeding after delivery.
- Placental abruption, which is a condition when the placenta separates first (partially or completely) from the inner wall of the uterus before the baby is born.
- Increased risk of some of the placental tissue remaining in the uterus (placental retention) after the baby is born.
- Increased risk of postpartum infection because the delivery process occurs in an inadequate setting.
In addition to the complications above, early delivery can also have a negative impact on your baby, such as:
- Increased risk of the baby inhaling amniotic fluid.
- Increased risk of injury to the baby's head, due to the rapid changes in pressure as it descends through the birth canal.
- Increased risk of the fetus experiencing a lack of oxygen and nutrients supply, in the event of placental abruption.
Fast labor can be experienced by any pregnant woman. However, there are several conditions that can increase the risk of a delivery like this, including having given birth and carrying a baby with a small size.
To anticipate this, do regular check-ups to the doctor during pregnancy, especially at the end of the third trimester. The goal is so that the condition of your womb and fetus can be monitored properly, and so that pregnancy complications can be detected early and treated immediately.