Delivery

Once the head of the baby comes out, you will stop pushing and the doctor will usually suction the nose and mouth of the baby so no unwanted substances enter the baby’s airway.

The rest of the baby will be delivered, then the umbilical cord will be cut. In some cases, the husband may cut the cord. Next, the baby will either be handed to you, or placed on the warmer if additional resuscitation is required.

During delivery most hospitals will have one or two nurses, the doctor or midwife delivering the baby, and sometimes people from the nursery present to make sure you and your baby are cared for properly.