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An Insight to Delivery - What to Expect?

Every delivery is as unique and individual as each mother and infant. In addition, women may have completely different experiences with each consecutive labor and delivery. Giving birth is a life-changing event that will leave an impression on you for the rest of your life. Naturally, you will want this to be a positive experience and would like to know what to expect. Here are some ideas about what may happen as you deliver your baby.

Stages of Labor

  Labor is typically divided into three stages:

Stage 1 - This is the longest and least intense. During this phase, contractions become more frequent, helping the cervix to dilate so the baby can pass through the birth canal. Discomfort at this stage is still minimal. Once contractions are regular, the mother will probably be admitted to the hospital for close examination.

Stage 2 - This stage begins when the cervix is completely dilated. At this point, the doctor will give the instruction to push.

Stage 3 - After your baby is delivered, the doctor will tend to both mother and baby to confirm they are well.

  The amount of time spent in each stage of delivery will vary. If this is your first pregnancy, labour and delivery usually lasts about 12 to 14 hours. The process is usually shorter for subsequent pregnancies.

  There are two main forms of delivery commonly used, natural delivery and caesarean section (C-section).


▷ Natural delivery:

  Natural delivery is the most safe and common type of childbirth. For this delivery, intervention during labor is limited to only that which is necessary. Most intervention occurs once the baby has been born, to insure the well-being of mother and baby. In most cases the baby can be held soon after he or she is born. Contractions may continue for a few days after birth, this helps the uterus return to normal size. Most women are able to return home 24 to 48 hours after delivery. The healthcare professions will mentor and give advice about breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and baby care.

▷ C-section delivery:

  C-section, is the delivery of a baby through a surgical incision in the mother's abdomen. A C-section can be scheduled in advance or can be carried out in response to an unforeseen complication. Such complications include if labour is slow and hard or stops completely, if the baby shows signs of distress, problems with the placenta or umbilical cord, or if the baby is too big to be delivered naturally. In most cases, a woman can be awake during the birth and be with her baby soon afterward. In most cases, women go home 3 to 5 days after a C-section, but it may take 4 weeks or longer to fully recover.


 Once a C-section has been carried out, it is suggested that any future children conceived should also be delivered this way. However, if a natural delivery is now more preferred, then a VBAC (Vaginal Delivery After Caesarean) should be considered. Some of the benefits of VBAC include a shorter recovery time, a greater participation in the birth for both mother and family, and helps avoid the risks associated with multiple C-section deliveries. However, this method is not suitable for all and is dependent on each individual’s condition, please consult a doctor for more information.   

Postpartum Recovery

Natural delivery:

  With natural delivery, you may have had an episiotomy (a lateral incision at the base of the vagina) or natural tearing of the perineum from labor. Usually dissolvable stitches are used to help with healing. All women will have a certain amount of bruising, swelling and soreness of muscles after delivering. The first week is usually the worst, but by the second week you should start feeling like yourself again.

C-section delivery:

  With a C-section, you will undergo anaesthesia and have a small incision made at the base of your stomach. Compared to vaginal delivers, C-sections can be easier for mums during delivery as they wouldn’t need to go through the pain of contractions, but with recovery comes the difficult part. There will be some discomfort and recovery time will be longer, around a month. You will also need to take care when lifting anything, if can hurt and may tear recovering tissue. As a C-section means cutting through your uterine wall, women should wait a year before having another baby as it could cause complications for mum during labor.

introducing OASIS OB/GYN Clinic

  We offer a full range of obstetrics and gynecology healthcare services in a uniquely warm and patient friendly environment. In accordance with international standards, we provide high-quality care that serves the comprehensive healthcare needs of women of every age. Our OB/GYN department is fully equipped with OB/GYN Doctors, Anesthesiologists, Pediatricians, Rehabilitation Therapists, TCM Doctors, Midwives and Nurses. We offer a full range of outpatient and inpatient consultation procedures for pregnancy, childbirth, and postnatal care, as well as, gynecological problems and infant care. The Obstetrics and Gynecology Department has also established 5 specialty treatment centers including: Perinatal Care Center, Reproductive Health Center, Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cervical Cancer Treatment Center and Postnatal Rehabilitation Center. 


We provide a wide range of gynecological services catering to the comprehensive health needs of women of every age. Our services include routine exams, pre-pregnancy exams, the use of assisted reproductive technology, plus a variety of other examinations.

We offer a full range of gynecological surgeries, including; hysteroscopy, laparoscopic, vaginal and reconstructive genital surgery, TVT / TOT plus many more minimally invasive surgeries.


OASIS is committed to providing comprehensive prenatal and delivery care. Our LDRP (Labor-Delivery-Rest-Postpartum) suites with their pleasant and comfortable surroundings, are fully equipped with the most advanced medical technology. At OASIS, with the aid of our professional team of experts, midwifes and nurses, we strive to provide a comfortable and nurturing environment, so New Mom and Baby can enjoy a smooth and happy delivery.

Introducing our new OB/GYN doctor

OB/GYN Dr. Hubert Debiolles

Language: English, French



  Dr. Hubert Debiolles was born in Caen, France on the 3rd of January 1958. He himself, is now the father of four children. He achieved his MD in 1985, after completing his residency at La Rochelle Hospital in France. He completed his General Surgery License and became the Clinical Chief at the University Hospital of Saint Louis in Paris. In 1997, he completed his OBG Surgery License.


  Dr. Debiolles started his medical career, with a part time job in the Gynie and Visceral Surgery department, at Saint Jacques Hospital in Paris. Upon completing his OBG Surgery License, he became a part time OBG Practitioner at Courbevoie Maternity Hospital, where he delivered 2,000 births per year. In 2001, he transferred to Falaise Hospital where he was Head of the Maternity department. He later became the Head of the OBG Department at Beaumont Sur Oise Maternity Hospital and delivered 1,100 births per year. Whist at Beaumont Sur Oise Maternity Hospital, he also worked part-time at the Army Hospital of Begin Saint Mande. Following this, he became a part-time practitioner at Delafontaine Hopital, where he delivered another 3,500 births per year. From 1998 until 2013, alongside his other work, Dr. Debiolles further acted as a part-time OBG Practitioner at “Les Bluets Hospital” Paris, delivering 3,000 children per year into the world. Most currently, he worked as an OBG practitioner at Meulan Maternity Hospital in France.

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