How can technology enhance the health and well-being of a newborn child?

The pregnancy period is challenging and intriguing. Do we have a way of influencing or contributing to the feeling of the fetus somewhere inside?

Of course, our sanitation has been improved a hundred times over by advances in housing, sewage, waste management, water services and overall quality of life, which has minimized our exposure to bacteria, pollution possibilities in our water and food supplies. In addition, scientific advancements in medicine have helped to cure or contain most of the diseases of society as well as increase our general lifespan.

In the field of childbirth, while there have been a number of scientific advancements, most still agree that a natural birth is the safest and most effective for the mother and the infant.

What are the values that accompany that? Let’s look at a couple of them.

1.Births in caesarean section over normal or vaginal births

For women who believe they will have more complications if they undergo the natural birthing process, the Caesarean section, or C-section, is available. The C-section, however is a big procedure, which ensures that the mother will have to be cut open in the abdomen, stitched up, given more anesthesia, and wait a longer time for the medication to wear off enough so that she can breastfeed safely.Compared to whether she underwent a normal birth, this also lengthens the time she requires to heal in the hospital.

Besides this, passing through the birth canal gives the baby exposure to natural bacteria that later helps with their immunity. This is something to which C-section babies are not going to be exposed. However there are potential childbirth risks, whether natural or Caesarean. In any event, realize that you have the right to safe delivery of your child, and if any complications occur, you should immediately seek medical attention.

2. Anesthesia

Via an infusion pump, birthing mothers are also given epidurals to help ease the pain of labor. The amount of anesthesia they are given often suggests, however, that they have to wait longer for the medication to exit their system and be able to breastfeed their infants.

3. Milk from formula vs  breast milk

The invention of formula milk has provided relief for mothers around the world if they are unable to provide their newborns with adequate breastmilk for whatever cause. Nevertheless, formula milk does not have the nutrients that breastmilk does, including the newborn’s improved immunity and health.Breastfeeding often encourages closeness between mother and child, which is unfortunately difficult to cultivate when a child drinks from a bottle.

Over the years, there are many other technologies that have helped make childbirth more convenient, and they are not necessarily detrimental or force you to choose one over the other. Ultrasonography, pulse oximetry, and monitoring and screening for blood pressure can be helpful for a mother before and after giving birth.

Over the years, the general habits of human beings may have dramatically changed, but there are contradictory views regarding what is best for your newborn. To make the right decision for yourself, use the best judgement and speak to other mothers.And most importantly have an easy birth!

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