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Labor & Delivery


Labor and Delivery At Borneo Hospital in Thane


At Borneo Hospital in Thane, the labor and delivery department prioritizes exceptional care and attention to ensure a safe and comfortable birthing experience for both mother and child.

With a deep understanding of the unique needs and concerns surrounding childbirth, the dedicated team of healthcare professionals at Borneo Hospital takes special considerations into account to provide comprehensive and personalized care to expectant mothers.

Introduction to Labor and Delivery

Labor and delivery, often referred to as childbirth, is the process by which a baby is born. It involves the series of events that lead to the expulsion of the fetus from the mother's uterus. The labor and delivery process is a natural and complex physiological event unique to each individual.

Stages of Labor

The process of labor and delivery typically consists of three main stages:

Stage 1: Early Labor and Active Labor

In early labor, regular contractions begin and gradually become more frequent and intense. The cervix starts to thin out (efface) and open (dilate) in preparation for birth. This stage can last for several hours or even days.

Active labor follows early labor. During this stage, contractions intensify and occur closer together, usually every 3-5 minutes. The cervix continues to dilate, reaching around 6-7 centimeters. Active labor can last anywhere from a few hours to about 6-8 hours.

Stage 2: Transition and Pushing

Transition is the most intense phase of labor. Contractions are strong and frequent, happening every 2-3 minutes. The cervix fully dilates to 10 centimeters. Women may experience shaking, nausea, and a strong urge to push.

During the pushing stage, the woman actively pushes with each contraction to help the baby move through the birth canal. The baby's head descends with each push, getting closer to delivery. This stage can last from a few minutes to a few hours.

Stage 3: Delivery of the Placenta

After the baby is born, the uterus contracts to expel the placenta. These contractions are usually less intense than during labor. The healthcare provider examines the placenta to ensure it is complete and removes any remaining tissue. This stage usually lasts a few minutes to half an hour.

Signs and Symptoms of Labor

Signs and symptoms of labor can vary from woman to woman. Still, there are several common indicators that labor may be approaching. These signs can include:

  • Regular and increasing contractions: Contractions become more frequent, intense, and rhythmic.
  • Lower back pain and pressure: Intense pressure or aching in the lower back.
  • Rupture of membranes (water breaking): Amniotic sac ruptures, resulting in fluid leakage.
  • Bloody show: Passage of blood-tinged mucus as the cervix thins and dilates.
  • Nesting instinct: Sudden burst of energy and desire to organize and clean.
  • Diarrhea or upset stomach: Hormonal changes causing gastrointestinal discomfort.
  • Cervical changes: Effacement and dilation of the cervix may occur. A medical examination may be necessary to confirm.
  • If you suspect you are in labor or have concerns, Visit Borneo Hospital for guidance and support.


Pain Management During Labor

  • Breathing and relaxation techniques: Deep breathing and relaxation exercises can help manage pain and reduce stress.
  • Labor support: Continuous support from a partner, doula, or healthcare professional can provide comfort and assistance during labor.
  • Hydrotherapy: Water immersion, such as a birthing pool or warm shower, can soothe and relieve pain.
  • Positioning and movement: Changing positions frequently can help find comfort and facilitate labor progress.
  • Non-pharmacological techniques: Acupuncture, acupressure, TENS units, and heat or cold packs can relieve drug-free pain.
  • Pharmacological pain relief: Analgesics, such as opioids, can help temporarily relieve pain. Epidural anesthesia involves medication injected near the spinal cord to numb the lower body.

Delivery Methods and Techniques

There are different delivery methods and techniques available for childbirth:

  • Vaginal Delivery
  • Assisted Vaginal Delivery
  • Cesarean Section (C-Section)
  • Induction of Labor
  • Epidural Analgesia
  • Water Birth

Our Consultants


Dr. Rohini Khera Bhatt

Speciality: Gynaecologist

Designation: Obstetrician and Gynaecologist & Laparoscopic Surgeon


Dr. Aditi Godbole

Speciality: Gynaecologist

Designation: Obstetrician and Gynaecologist


Dr. Mansi Gore

Speciality: Gynaecologist

Designation: Obstetrician and Gynaecologist


Dr. Vrushali Pillai

Speciality: Gynaecologist

Designation: Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist


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