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Delivery Specialist

Martin, Lee & Page OBGYN

OBGYNs located in Memphis, TN

For nine months you’ve nurtured the growing life inside you, and now it’s time for your baby’s entrance into the world. The obstetricians at Martin, Lee & Page OBGYN provide expert care and guidance, using the latest methods and technology to ensure a successful delivery. If you’re in the Memphis, Tennessee, area and you’re looking for a qualified team to deliver your baby, call or book an appointment online.

Delivery Q & A

What are the signs of labor?

As your body prepares for delivery, you can expect the following:

  • Contractions that increase in intensity and frequency
  • Persistent low back pain and cramping
  • A brown/red mucus discharge (called the mucus plug)
  • A discharge of water, which can be a slow leak or a gush

Once these signs start, call your doctor at Martin, Lee & Page OBGYN to receive further instructions.

What are the stages of labor and delivery?

Labor and delivery is divided into three stages:

Stage 1

The first stage is signaled by the signs mentioned above and lasts until your cervix is fully open, which usually takes 12-19 hours. During this time, your delivery team monitors you while your body readies itself naturally.

Stage 2

This phase marks the entrance of your baby into the world. During this stage, which typically lasts from 20 minutes to two hours, you’re an active participant as you push your baby through your birth canal under the watchful eyes of your delivery team.

Stage 3

This is the easiest and quickest stage when you deliver the placenta. This stage starts shortly after you give birth and lasts only a few minutes. Once your placenta is expelled, your labor and delivery is over.

Do I need a cesarean delivery?

A cesarean birth, or c-section, is when one of the doctors at Martin, Lee & Page OBGYN surgically removes your baby through your abdomen. While some c-sections are planned in advance, others are performed during delivery when circumstances dictate. Reasons for either planned or impromptu c-sections include:

  • Multiple babies
  • A previous c-section delivery
  • Presence of an infectious disease that can be passed to the child during a vaginal delivery
  • Abnormal positioning of the baby
  • Distress in either your body or the baby’s
  • High blood pressure
  • Problems with the umbilical cord

The obstetricians at Martin, Lee & Page OBGYN do everything in their power to deliver your baby according to the plan you both created, but you can rest assured that they’re able to handle any situation that may arise.

To learn more about receiving the best delivery care, call Martin, Lee & Page OBGYN or book an appointment online.