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Labor

Labor is defined as the physiologic process of the birth of a baby. This is the moment when the mother and the family see their baby for the first time. All arrangements should be made so that this special moment is safe both for the mother and the baby, and both receive the care of the best healthcare professionals.

During labor, occurs the expelling of the fetus, fetal membranes, umbilical cord and the placenta.

According to obstetricians, labor is divided into three stages. The first stage starts with the uterine contractions and ends with a cervical dilatation of 10 cm. The second stage refers to the expelling of the fetus. And the third stage is the time period between the delivery of the fetus and the delivery of the placenta and the fetal membranes.

Continuous care during pregnancy is important because it allows predicting more precisely the date of birth and the most adequate way for the baby delivery. During the process of labor, women suffer from intense pain. That is why many women want to take anesthetics to relieve those unpleasant sensations. The uterus contractions cause visceral pain and the pressure of the baby causes somatic pain. Controlling the pain during labor means to control these two types of pain, through the administration of drugs and anesthesia. The regional anesthesia, called epidural is frequently used and allows for a partial or total block of the pain sensation, with various levels of movement block.

The experience of labor is remarkable for a woman. Bonding and trust between obstetrics healthcare professionals, the pregnant woman and her family are fundamental. The mother-to-be should be able to concentrate in the baby and trust those professionals around her in every stage of the labor, as well as before and after it.

Born with safety and comfort

The Obstetrics Units of Hospital Lusiadas Lisboa and Hospital Lusidas Porto have experienced medical and nurse teams with proved skills and experience that strive everyday to give the best labor experience to their patients.

Medical Port teamed up with Hospitals Lusiadas Lisboa and Porto – both with international accreditation by Joint Commission International – to offer mothers-to-be the best delivery experience.

Giving birth with anesthesia is one of the options where both the mother and the baby will have the best conditions of health, safety and comfort. If you would like to learn more information about labor with anesthesia contact us through email, by calling +351 220 973 751, +351 211 379 718, +351 911 046 197, by filling out our form, or using our free call service to your right.

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