There are two common types of birth for expectant mothers: vaginal and cesarean. Learn more about each below:
- Vaginal Birth: Vaginal birth is the natural delivery of the baby through the birth canal and vagina. It usually begins when the mother has labored until the cervix has dilated 10 centimeters. Most women give birth to their babies through the vagina.
- Caesarean Birth: Cesarean birth, also known as c-section, is a surgical procedure that allows the baby to be born through the mother’s abdomen. There are several reasons why a c-section may be necessary including breech presentation, problems with the placenta, signs of distress from the baby, previous cesarean birth, and other medical conditions.