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What Happens During Labor Contractions?

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During early labor, your cervix dilates and effaces. You’ll feel mild, irregular contractions. As your cervix begins to open, you might notice a clear, pink or slightly bloody discharge from your vagina.

Contractions During Childbirth. Contractions during childbirth are what is best known about labor. A contraction is simply the uterine muscle tightening and releasing and opening the cervix, the mouth of the uterus. Mother. The discomfort or pain caused by contractions can often be alleviated by changing positions. Chances are your girlfriends never got around to spilling the nitty-gritty details of what happens during labor. Why?

Because despite the blood, sweat and tears that are all part of childbirth, amnesia sets in pretty quickly once that adorable baby finally arrives. And no matter how much moms-to-be read up on the subject beforehand, doctors, nurses and midwives say. During labor, women become the strongest motherfuckers I know.

2. You could feel like you are at a party. Only it’s a party you don’t want to be attending. And you are the host, only you don’t want to be the host.

You keep seeing all these new faces, and you feel like you should be polite because they are. The 3rd stage of labour happens after your baby is born, when your womb contracts and the placenta comes out through your vagina. There are 2 ways to manage this stage of labour: active – when you have treatment to make it happen faster; physiological – when you have no treatment and this stage happens naturally.

A pregnancy that has progressed without any apparent hitch can still give way to complications during delivery. Here are some of the most common concerns. Failure to Progress (Prolonged Labor.

Childbirth is a unique experience for every woman, whether you’re a first-time mom or a longtime parent. Sometimes, the baby comes really fast. Other times, well, not so fast.

How quickly your. During labor, the role of the cervix must change from maintaining the pregnancy (by keeping the uterus closed) to facilitating delivery of the baby (by dilating, or. Usually your cervix will open up naturally on its own once you’re ready to go into labor.

However if your cervix shows no signs of dilating and effacing (softening, opening, thinning) to allow your baby to leave the uterus and enter the birth canal, your practitioner will need to get the ripening rolling. The body also releases the hormone progesterone during pregnancy, which (among many things) loosens a woman’s ligaments and muscles. This looseness helps the bones in the pelvis expand during labor, and thus accommodate the baby’s head as it works its way down the birth canal.

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This can lead to use of forceps or a vacuum during delivery, birth trauma for you (large tears in your genital area or need for an episiotomy) and the baby (nerve injury, broken collar bone or other fractures, insufficient oxygen at birth).

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The uterus contracts and pushes the placenta out of the vagina.

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The powerful contractions of uterine and abdominal muscles during labor cause the membranes of the placenta to rupture and release their fluid.

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On The Farm, the midwife serves as a guide to the woman on how to hold herself and how to breathe and whatever else may be relevant in order for her to get the most accomplished with her pushes and how to give birth slowly to avoid tearing.

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baby’s body to linger inside the uterus; this compresses the baby’s torso, which helps to drain any fluid from his lungs (thus mimicking a tight squeeze through the vaginal canal).

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Because the cervix has to be stretched thin by uterine contractions until the opening is large enough for the fetus to pass through into the vagina, the first stage of labor is usually the longest, lasting an average of 16 hours for a first delivery.

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Overstretching of the pelvic floor muscles during birth can lead to damage to nerves and ligaments, which can lead to prolapse or urinary or faecal incontinence.

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Powerful contractions push the baby out through the vagina, and the baby takes its first breath of air.

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Because the fetus may be squeezed through the birth canal (cervix and vagina) for up to several hours, the fetus is stressed during childbirth: The fetal head is compressed, and the fetus undergoes some degree of intermittent hypoxia due to compression of the umbilical cord and the placenta during uterine contractions.

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Over the course of labor, your uterus contracts, your cervix continues to ripen and efface and begins to dilate, your baby rotates and moves down your birth canal, and you give birth to your baby, placenta, umbilical cord, and amniotic sac.

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  • Scariest thing is the 3rd and 4th degree tears. Do you see those in births with moms not on their back and doing self directed pushing?

  • I think my biggest fears becoming a mother is the what if’s.
    What if I am not educated enough?
    What if I become financially unstable?
    What if my social anxiety is an issue?
    What if I’m a bad mother?

    I’m very excited to have a surprise gender reveal during birth and hold my little one close to me.

    Every morning I hold my belly and talk to my little peanut and get happy when a new week comes around and I can see my belly growing.

    I love feeling movements and hearing their heartbeat. ����

  • My greatest fear is epidural. Lol. I had a a spinal tap one day to remove fluid from my spine and had the worst spinal headache. So now I do not want anybody to touch my spine. I will have my 4th baby this month and the three others were normal without epidural. I think that the spinal headache which lasted two week was worst than the delivery pain.

  • Hi Bridget! I love your channel and your videos are so informative and helpful. I am 6 months pregnant. One of my biggest concerns is that in my country it is not allowed to choose position during labour. I educated myself so much about natural birth and I am not afraid of pain or that my body isn’t capable to birth this baby, what I am afraid is the uneducated medical staff and mostly the rigid and stupid procedures that are mandatory! In my first labour, I was induced even though i was dialating at a very good pace, and in the end they needed to use vacuum and do a huge episiotomy, because unnecessary induction caused all of that, including several ruptures to my cervics, rectum. I am do afraid of the same scenario… Not sure how I can prevent it. ��

  • Another awesome vlog! I love these longer videos! Can’t wait to meet baby boy number three! Sending lots of love and rest to you and your lovely family!

  • thanks for this video. im just wondering if you heard of a superstitious belief that pregnant women should not cut their hair because it will have a negative effect on the baby? i am upset at this one coworker who told me that it is better for me to wait til after birth to cut my hair… better to wait and be safe. how dare her say something like that to scare me? and unfortunately, it bothered me all night. but i ended up cutting my hair today because the prenatal vitamins have really made my hair grow so fast and so thick. it is so hot here now (central valley, CA) and i cannot stand the long thick hair anymore. besides, less hair, less time in the shower.

  • Hi mama! Do you have tips on how to turn the breech baby naturally? I really want to have unmedicated birth but baby is still breech at 30 weeks.

  • My epidural nurse kinda yelled at me because I had too much epidural in my system and i wouldn’t keep my legs still. I hated her. Is there a reason why I wasnt allowed to move my legs/body as she said I had to keep my legs down straight ( I wanted to fold my knees up)?
    I had a terrible experience with the epidural the first time. This time im going all natural. This and all your other videos are extremely comforting and make me feel so excited and positive.

  • Each time I watch one of your videos I feel my baby boy dancing around and it’s the sweetest thing!
    He’s such a mover and even my midwife thought he was incredibly active! Guess I’ll have to wait two more months to see if he’s as active outside ��

  • I couldn’t give birth at home. I’m not set up for such a thing (pets, logistics, etc) besides I feel more comfortable with medical staff available to me in case it’s needed. I think birth centers and many hospitals have made it so much easier than it used to be. Many hospitals have a full suite of everything you might need. Showers, tubs, peanut and birth balls. They bring your partner lunch and have slushies! That being said, I plan to labor as much as possible at home so I’m not pried or bothered, I can relax. I suppose I want the best of both worlds.

  • 3:55
    Don’t ever do that.
    U don’t know Ur body. If u think u know better than a doctor when u have no experience then u r a dumb biatch. I can’t believe this woman saying this. I came here for information n she is saying this.
    Always listen to a doctor. If u have doubt then proceed to see multiple doctor n experts. It will narrow down what’s the problem.
    This woman might be those pro nature n vaccine is bad crap.

  • Dads are watching too, not just mommas. Dad participation is very important. It takes two to conceive in love and two to deliver the little blessing.

  • Loved all this info. Sadly I was a natural first timer who delivered on my knees but tore my labia and perineum. I healed great and went on to have a beautiful unassisted 2nd birth 18months later and am currently 7 months pregnant with my 3rd ��

  • Whaaaaaaatt i never knew that all women poop. My husband never told me anything!!!!! My god I’ll be soooo underwhelmed this time cause all ill be thinking about is if i will poop or not

  • Thank you so much for your videos! Your encouragement and genuineness has been a blessing to find. I am 10 weeks pregnant with my 1st, and hoping for a water birth at a local birth center, but there has been a lingering fear that I won’t be strong enough for an unmedicated delivery. It’s just hard not knowing what to expect and having hundreds of horror stories to fall back on. All of your videos that I’ve watched have been very helpful!

  • Omg this poo talk!! I’m so so so
    “ worried “ when my little one is gonna be coming out and my husband is gonna be there… but can you take some laxatives before or like do enema??? ����

  • New to your channel for a week now, your videos have help me feel so confident and comfortable with my body. I’m 30 weeks and I can honestly say, I feel good about birth and labor. I’ve terrible anxiety about being pregnant because all my life my menstrual cycle has been painful/ nausea/ fainting spells. Thank you for making me feel empowered of my body.

  • I am scared of the actual pushing process. I have had many children but this phase has always scared me. I have had great births and painful births, however I am having my last and they are twins. My thoughts on this birth are ������.

  • Oh yeah explain on how my mom Koppert oh poor kid I am the sister OK shut up with the two girls and two boys he didn’t come in the same day become a supper date

  • You’re the best YouTubeer in the whole wide world ❤❤
    I think the new addition’s gonna be next Wednesday?!! I guess
    But u need to rest Valeria❤

  • lots of love from India… you are an inspiration for many and a classic example of simple living and high thinking… Gary.. gift of god… both of you complement each other so well

  • First time mom here! I am delivering at a birth center and actually thought squatting was a good way for natural birth. I have watched some of your videos explaining how beneficial different positions can be vs. on your back. I would love to see a video on the best positions to give birth naturally for the least amount of tearing and easiest for the baby to move properly and not against gravity!
    Love your videos! Thanks for the great content!

  • I respectfully disagree with the home births X hospital births. Women just died giving birth when there were no medical alternatives like we have today. Birth is very time sensitive and at least for me, I would never be willing to take that risk in case there are complications so I’m hospital all the way but do respect and wish the best of luck to all mamas that opt for home births �� In the end, birthing is a personal experience and everybody is different so no one should tell a pregnant mother what she should do. We should all follow our heart and trust our bodies. However we should also be educated and aware of pros and cons of our choices ��
    39 weeks here and anxiously waiting to meet my second baby boy ������

  • I’ve been having a hard time adjusting to the sensory changes with pregnancy. Increased heart rate, dizziness, finding comfort with aches and pains. My emotional state hasn’t been so good either.

    I want a natural birth I want to be able to do that and I feel like it would help me in postpartum. With Covid happening I won’t have the support of my mom as I’m having my boyfriend with me instead. I know I’m not going to have the total support and I’m worried that I won’t be able to convey my reasonings for wanting a natural birth to my doctor’s as I’ve not handled pregnancy well.

    I just want one thing to feel like an accomplishment and a natural birth will definitely give me that

  • Valeria you are a unique person and inspire me very much!! I am also really excited for your baby to come!! I love you very much❤❤and I hope the best for you and your lovely family!! Thank you for the company ❤❤❤

  • Every time I watch one of your vlogs I get so excited,motivated, inspired and happy that people like you exist in this world.Keep on doing your thing cause you’ll someday shine bery brightly Valeria and I wish to you a safe delivery for you and the baby and Don’t forget to be happy ��������‍♀️

  • I love love your weekly vlogs, I can’t get enough of your daily life and how sweet Gary is to you. Now I’m going to make my husband watch and learn a few things from Gary, I hope.

  • Thanks to your breathing exercises I delivered my baby in no time…I went to hospital following your 4 to 1 rule and I was ready to give birth…

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  • I had three vaginal deliveries. I only pooped (and peed) with my middle son. But it definitely happens and the medical staff don’t make a big deal out of it. ��

  • Take a break Valeria!!! We’ll miss you but don’t think you have to vlog every week when you’re about to give birth!!! I’m sure most of your followers would agree:) The fact that there is poo involved in giving birth… Wish I never knew haha ����

  • I ripped while giving natural birth on my back, I was 18 at the time. My OB said “I have too cut or you’re going too tear” (my daughter was 9 lbs 5oz and had wide shoulders and I was tiny). But once she said that, I said NO let me rip then! Because I got scared of the thought of being cut down there. So I pushed as hard as I could and I definitely ripped, but she never told me how bad the tear was. I just know the aftermath was horrible, trying too urinate was painful! I had too pee standing up in the shower for I don’t remember how long.

  • Make a video w/Amirah about the unique challenges of each of your professions. I’ve always been interested in the life of young, female practitioners.

  • I was all for a natural birth but people scared me about the ring of fire, some people compared it to having a torch burning you!! I’m extremely scared lol

  • Me: I love my bf, wanna marry him, wanna have kids… Happy family ��

    Also me:

    I know my bf will brkup with me, and I’ll rather serve god all my life being single and ending up in heaven with god for eternity ����

  • 1. You will poop
    2. Dont overpack for ur hospital visit
    3. Dont push with ur face( push with the muscles down there like ur poopin.
    4. Use ice fingers for ur lady parts
    5. You will feel like a mama bear
    6. Limit visitor’s
    7. You will cry alot
    8.You will feel like a breasturant at first.
    9. The first 8 weeks will be a blur
    10. Theres more time for one more question

  • i love this. i wish you were my doula. my heart would feel so much as ease if you were. this video shouldnt just be for those that are getting ready to give birth but also for those who works with women who are about to give birth.

  • Hey! I love your videos! I was writing a LOONG comment but the playlist continued and erased everything when passing to the next video.:( Just to say thank you for all of your mindset and words! I love your sparkle and hope that you will continue helping women to feel empowered with the sacrality of their bodies, and with how much they can work, and are meant to be able to work, perfectly. That confidence is so rare, nowadays, when doctors and the medical establishment (hospital lobbies) makes us think that the body is stupid, whereas it has been working and being as wondrous as it is from the beginning of time, and I can feel its perfection to my core. Of course I do not oppose medical assistance when danger is real -I myself was born at 6 months and my mother had preeclampsia, HELPS, and a lot of dangerous things-, without the doctors’s care I would have died and my mother too, but I am very much against the fact that here, in France, where I live, births are medicalized as a standard procedure, without respect to women’s mindset, women’s bodies, physiology, -and without need! Just to make the hospitals win more money, and the doctors have more easily done, predictable schedules (you can schedule a C-section, or an induction; you cannot schedule a natural birth.) I love you and your mindset and KEEP ROCKING!

  • Lol everyone does NOT poo. I’m a Doula and I’ve seen lots of deliveries and most of the women I was with did not poo. And with mine I didn’t either.:)

  • Please rest as much as possible and begin your Maternity�� leave before your precious baby ���� boy is born. Shalom dear Valeria ❤️

  • Hey Valeria! May God bless you! Please take ample rest dear.. Your videos now are not clearly audible.. Sometimes your voice in your videos seems quite low.. May be because you are too exhausted.. And you truly need to take ample rest.. May God bless you with good health and a healthy baby ��.. Lots of love �� �� �� �� ��

  • I imagine childbirth gets easier the more you do it. By the time the second kid comes around her vagina is already stretched out from the first time.

  • So…about the poo story…I remember the nurse with the spray:)) I guess she didn’t like…I thought that doesn’t usually happens! Thank you for clearing that out for me! l feel so much better about it:)

  • My principal thoughts while watching this:
    1) why am I here
    2) I’m suffering even if I’m 15 and not pregnant
    3) just seeing the images my body hurts
    4) what the fuck
    5) OH MY GOD

  • My husband asked me if I wanted to try birth without medication to see what it felt like… and I said he should try getting his teeth �� drilled to see what it feels like. Sure your body CAN handle it, but I am going to enjoy the hot showers and medication of the modern world ��

  • I’m a first time mom and due may 27th, and i totally agree with what you said about health care professionals.. Not to mention that most of them who work in my country are totally ill-mannered and treat their parients with utter disrespect.. It’s my first pregnancy, at times i feel lost but when i try to ask a question the doc says that he’s got other patients and can’t waste his time on me.. Oh, and he comes to work 15-30min late all the time!!! Just hate that doc, wish him the very worst of life. May God punish him really bad. In my country, the government offers a lot of money to obgyn who do c-sections, so now it’s become a trend for all obgyns to do cs in my country. Ruin the life of a healthy woman just to get more cash to fill their tummy, these people will rot in hell for eternity

  • At first I thought Madonna was offering a DNA test kit, and the name would have been very well chosen knowing that she is ma-doo-na

  • I respect and like you and your work very much, but I deeply disagree with p. 3. Before contemporary medicine, maternal death was 8-10 in a 1000, dropping almoat by half in 1900s, fraction of that today. Don’t even get me started on infant death. And as for maternal death increase at hospitalsthat’s actually more a 1800’searly 1900s figure, before germ theory of desease was proven, due to doctors not washing their hands increasing rate of postpartum infection. That is hardly a valid argument today. There are numerous complications that can occur, when hospitals are the only institutions equipped enough with personell and equipment to deal.

  • Valeria, you look so radiant! Have a wonderful maternity leave, we cannot wait to see your little addition to your beautiful family. Super excited for you and fingers crossed!

  • My only concern at this point is trying to labor and give birth to my first child during this covid situation.. my 34 week appointment is in the morning, and I’m hoping I’ll walk out knowing I can have the father with me, but I’m really nervous..

  • Oh, I enjoyed this video SO much! I’ve been trying to share with others that I am strong enough to have an i medicated natural birth and that birth is a natural process that shouldn’t need medical intervention under healthy circumstances. Thank you so much for giving me more confidence in my birth plan and choices! ☺️❤️

  • If you haven’t yet, would you mind giving your thougts on vbac? Ive done my research but I know some folks who are 100% for c section, no vbac… No natural because their drs know more than “your stupid midwife”. thanks:)

  • Fun fact: I WATCHED UR VLOGS THINKING UBR LIKE 16 yo marrying older guy:( ��!!!! Than i saw the bday blog And i was like daaaaamn whaaat?! Haha u look awessssooomeeeeeeeeeee!

  • Love you Valeria! So excited to see your new child!! Your vlogs are very interesting They are non stop with a lot of content. Xoxo

  • Had my baby 11weeks ago and still watching your videos ���� first baby, 8hours from the very start to finish, 32 minutes pushing with only gas and didn’t use it for about 20minutes before pushing and couldn’t touch it during. It all went how I planned. No stitches. Gave birth to our precious 8lb15oz baby boy ��

  • Oh yeah explain on how my mom Koppert oh poor kid I am the sister OK she got birthday two girls and two boys he didn’t come in the same day become a supper date

  • Valeria You are prettiest girl i’ve ever seen, wish you healthy and safe delivery, rest, dont stress about anything,i am praying for you����

  • Thank you for this video! I am gearing up to deliver my 3rd “next week” so we shall see. Hopefully I can share my labor story soon on my channel. hehe

  • Hi Valeria, a heartfelt from me to you thanks for being YOU����.. Watching your vids (vlogs) fills me with a lot of joy, happiness, positivity…. Thanks for documenting your life and putting it our for people for see, I’m going though a tough time in life right now but watching your vids makes it easier for me to bear. ������. God Bless your soul. Lots of love from me to you. ❤️����������

  • I’m a nursing student and I watched a video of a delivery in class the other day. So now I know what you’re talking about…
    There is something I’ve been wondering for a long time: who drives the car while you’re filming? lots of love for you and you baby ❤❤

  • I so admire you as a young mum who works so hard and still manages to look like a fresh runway duckling ❤️ wishing you lots of rest and green juices over the coming days Valeria ����

  • Hi Valeria, can you please make a essential accessories video? I really want to get into just having some affordable staple jewelry/accessory pieces to spruce up simple daily outfits and thought you might be the perfect person to make that vid!! Hope you see this:D Love you!!

  • I always wondered about the pooping and giving birth thing! My friend just had a baby and told me she didn’t poo at all, and I thought every woman did also. Side note.. never thought I’d be leaving this as a comment haha

  • I have a question since the baby is in the woman’s private then how does the woman pees without the baby slipping out on accident?

  • so the times you do hear about a woman pooping while giving birth, it actually means her husband is an inconsiderate jerk for making it known lol

  • Wow I feel exhausted just by watching your vlog Valeria, how do you do it I can’t even begin to know. You are a superhero Valeria, you keep the it real for all the pregnant women out there or for the ones who want a child too young please watch this video it can be more realistic than this. Keep it up Valeria you probably have few times left before you can see this beautiful baby.

  • Hi, Mama! Tell us something about YOU! Fears, excitements, fun facts… anything about YOUR pregnancy, birth, or motherhood journey!

  • I’ve been watching Valeria for like a year now but I don’t really know what she does. I know she’s a model, holistic nutritionist, and does YouTube. Why would she need her own office? Why is she in so many meetings? Could someone fill me in? Just really curious.

  • My first birth was not like I had planned or wanted at all. I went with a doctor per my husband’s request and my babe hung in there until almost 42 weeks when I was encouraged to be induced because of protein and blood pressure. Well that intervention led to more and more until after a 24 hour labor with 12 hours of pushing I had an episiotomy and my baby was vacuumed out. Needless to say I am going with a midwife this time but will still deliver at the hospital (nervous husband) and hopefully a doula as well but I’m wondering if having had an episiotomy will affect in any way a completely natural birth next time?

  • I woke up in the middle of the night with real contractions. I was in such labor. Then when I went to the bathroom, I realized it was time for me to go to the hospital because I had a mucus plug. By the time I got there, my water broke in my sister’s car. I thought I peed my pants ��. Since I was 10 cm dialated, I had a natural childbirth. Then there was after birth. Finally, I had my post whatever period which lasted for a month. I had a girl. Now she’s 14 years old

  • I would say that maternal and infant mortality and morbidity rates increased when birthing transtioned to the hospital because they introduced extremely unsafe practices. Such as twilight sleep. That is not the case now. Hospital births are if anything more safe now than a home birth. And this is coming from a woman who desired nothing more than unmedicated home births before I had a complete placental abruption at 24 weeks and a hospital saved mine and my sons lives. Both can be positive and healthy and both deserve respectful narratives.

  • Thank you, that was really informative and reassuring. I’m planning on doing a VBAC and going as natural as possible and this is the main thing i’m scared of.