As any mother can tell you, the miracle of birth is not an easy journey. Due to morning sickness and pain of labor, on one hand, there is a lot going on to bring those small lives into the world … but some of them are very interesting Nine months! Basically, women become superheroes for what they bear for. Of course, this is worth it, when you see those adorable healthy faces who are staring at you for the first time. But it does not make any of these things less interesting, attractive and shocking.
Interesting Facts about Childbirth :-
- Fact 1
In India, about 45,000 mothers die every year due to causes related to childbirth, which reaches 17% of such deaths worldwide.
- Fact 2
Worldwide, the rate of congenital birth has increased from 24.7 in 2000 to 18.4 in 1,000 births in 2015. In India, the mortality rate in this period fell to 33.3 to 23. But still India has the highest stillbirth rates which means an average of 1,680 babies were born dead every day in the country.
- Fact 3
Between 1990 and 2013, due to the development of life-saving technologies and interventions, maternal mortality decreased by 47% during the birth of children.
- Fact 4
Worldwide, 350,000 to 500,000 women estimate that each year dies during childbirth
- Fact 5
Less than 5% of children are born on the day of birth, 50% are born within less than one week of their due dates and 90% are born within 2 weeks of their scheduled dates.
- Fact 6
Being sufficiently strong to complete the birth, it is normal to start and stop labor one or two times.
- Fact 7
During the 15th century in Europe, delivery was considered very dangerous, once a woman came to know that she was pregnant, she would fulfill her wish.
- Fact 8
In the Netherlands and Japan, most women do not take any kind of painkiller during delivery.
- Fact 9
Midwives are present in the United States for only 10% of the birth
- Fact 10
In the 18th century, between 28-50% of the children of African and African-American slaves died during the childbirth.
- Fact 11
In the 1600s, the Puritan communities considered the pain of childbirth as the right penalty for all women because of Eve’s sin in the Garden of Eden
- Fact 12
Although some people say that the use of an epidural makes more difficult for a women during delivery, in 2001 a study found that women were given an alcoholic substance and an epidural, such as their Movement of foot toes, walking, and knees extended, women who were given only in small quantities of narcotics.
- Fact 13
For the first time moms usually give birth within 3 hours and 20 minutes without an epidural, but with an epidural in 5 hours and 40 minutes. The women who were already in the child give birth without an epidural within 1 hour and 20 minutes, but with one 4 hours and 15 minutes
- Fact 14
A woman is induced in labor and is given an epidural, it is likely to be 6 times higher than the requirement of C-section, if she gives birth without intervention, naturally.
- Fact 15
Many hospitals have banned vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC), even though 74% of women are allowed to try VBAC
- Fact 16
Midwives attend 4% of births in the United States and 75% of births in Europe.
- Fact 17
The possibility of giving birth through the C-section is 28% less to give women support with delivery through Douala. Douala is a woman who is not a medical professional, and is trained to give emotional support to a woman before and during childbirth.
- Fact 18
Over 50% of infants delivered in Turkey are made through Cesarean section.
- Fact 19
The most common causes of deaths of newborn babies worldwide include: severe infection (30%), preterm delivery (29%), and birth asphyxia (23%)
- Fact 20
In a meeting for the proper health of the World Health Organization, organized in Brazil Fortaleza in 1985, said “The rate of induced labor should not be more than ten percent in any geographical area.”
- Fact 21
“Precipitate labor” defines delivery lasting less than three hours
- Fact 22
Around the world, more teenage children die from giving birth than from anything else
- Fact 23
The probability of dying of a baby at birth is 60% more than if the mother is less than 18
- Fact 24
1 out of every 5 women in the world gives birth before about 18 years of age
- Fact 25
Compared to giving birth to women in their twenties, women giving birth before the age of 18 years are five times more likely to die during labor.
- Fact 26
Regardless of 95% of women are considered “less risk” and able to give birth without any medical intervention, only 2% of them do so.
- Fact 27
Many European mythology believe that a child who is born with a caul, which is still intact with Amniotic SAC, can never sink.
- Fact 28
During the 1700s in France, the royal children’s duct was shriveled with powder cumin and myrrh.
- Fact 29
In about 430 BC Greece, the midwives will have to ensure that there is no knot in the birthing room because it is believed that they had a bad strength or evil powers, which could prevent delay or birth.
- Fact 30
In the Inuits in the 1920’s, a birthing mother’s husband would make a bed in a shallow hole and cover it with animal skin for delivery.
- Fact 31
Approximately 4% of children are born in breech position, which means that the child is located in the sideways, the first leg, or the head and bottom down.
- Fact 32
During giving birth, pooping is very common and normal for mothers.
- Fact 33
C-section virus is the safest way to give birth to a child because pregnancy is a main way of transmitting HIV from mother to children.
- Fact 34
As soon as possible, skin contact with skin between mother and child helps to keep the child at ideal temperature, as well as control the mother and child’s hormone.
- Fact 35
If the mother’s vaginas have sexually transmitted bacteria like chlamydia or gonorrhea during childbirth, it can cause the baby to go blind.
- Fact 36
Pregnant women develop a mucus plug on the opening of the cervix, which help in preventing bacteria from entering the womb and when the labor starts, it exits from the body.
- Fact 37
After giving birth to all the mammals (except humans), their placenta are consumed routinely by them.
- Fact 38
A tradition exists in Bali, including placenta cleaning, it has been put in a container and it is buried in an intricate ceremony.
- Fact 39
In the 19th century, a Taoist priest used to pray whispers in ears during labor for encouraging some women of the business class in China for a childbirth.
- Fact 40
An episiotomy is a surgical incision that increases the vagina during birth and if the push phase increases for a long time, if the mother is too tired to push, or if the child is in crisis then it may be necessary. An episiotomy can reduce the time of second phase of labor for 5-15 minutes.
- Fact 41
Immediately after birth, a child’s skin may be blue, but once the child starts to breathe, then take normal color. The skin of the child usually comes in the vernix, blood and mucus. Vernix is a smooth substance that helps in adjusting the child in the dry environment outside the womb, helps to prevent dehydration, and helps prevent infection.
- Fact 42
A child born from his head with his hand caught hold of an obstetrician’s hand and refused to leave it.
- Fact 43
A child had earned the nickname “Bungee-Cord Baby” when she fell out of her mother while she stood up from a wheelchair.
- Fact 44
In India, a woman gave birth to her child while using toilets on a train which was empty on the tracks directly. She passed after giving birth, and whatever she said, after that the railway staff found the child alive and unharmed
- Fact 45
If she is not breastfeeding, then a woman’s menstrual cycle usually gives 1-2 months after birth. If she is breastfeeding, it usually takes several months to start her period again, sometimes even not returning until her child is weaned.
- Fact 46
Shortly after giving birth and living for 4-6 weeks, Lochia passes through the vagina.
Lochia contains blood, mucus, fluids that help the child grow, and the tissues that underline the uterus. Due to this discharge, women need to wear maternity pads for heavy flow management.
- Fact 47
After giving birth, many women experience constipation for a few days or have difficulty in urinating.
- Fact 48
Immunizing pregnant women against vaccine prevention is a highly effective and cost effective way to ensure the health of their children.
- Fact 49
In 2006 the US Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists declared, “Fear of unnecessary cesarean delivery should not affect the pain relief method, which women can choose during labor.”
- Fact 50
An analysis of the births from 1995 to 2011 concluded that epidural was given to spread to 4 centimeters from the cervix, and there was no major risk to the C-section from any other pain medication.
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