Risk Of Vacuum Delivery In Second Pregnancy?
Hello, I am a 23 year old woman. I want to ask if it is true that I gave birth to my first child in a vacuum and then can it continue until the second child or continue?
Good morning, thank you for the point at HealthReplies.com. Vacuum extraction is a method of childbirth aids that is used when the baby actually wants and can be born normally, but for one reason or another, such as the mother's not strong energy, weak contractions and physical conditions that prevent the mother from pushing for too long, the delivery must be assisted by tool.
How to use this tool as follows. The cup or sucker is placed on the top surface of the baby's head. When contractions occur, the doctor will ask the mother to push and at the same time try to help pull the baby's head. If in three attempts this does not work, other alternatives such as forceps or cesarean delivery are usually taken.
Regarding your question, unlike a cesarean delivery, mothers who give birth via vacuum don't always have to deliver the same way in subsequent pregnancies. This goes back to the reason why the mother needed vacuum assistance for her first birth. If she is needed because of fatigue, if in her next pregnancy she is not tired or the baby is smaller, she doesn't need help delivering the baby. But if the reason is a certain medical condition that prevents the mother from pushing for too long, such as heart disease for example, then the possibility of using a vacuum may occur. So the answer to this question actually varies depending on your condition and the one who can best answer it is the obstetrician who treats you.
What is clear, if it is not indicated or is really not really necessary, your doctor will not use this method because of course there are risks to both the mother and the baby such as difficulty holding bowel movements and bladder and the risk of experiencing blood vessel clots in the mother's legs, and bruising on head area in babies. Hopefully answered your question.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa