The Birth Process: What to Expect on Delivery Day
In the weeks leading up to a baby’s arrival, the mother’s body prepares for the delivery of her child through a series of physiological changes. In the final stages, contractions in the uterus send signals to the brain that it is time for the birth. While delivering a child may not be easy, it is straightforward, biologically speaking. A woman’s body has everything she needs to ensure her baby’s safe arrival. For nine months, she has been getting to know her baby through sonograms and fetal movements. Delivery day allows mother and child to finally meet face-to-face.