“Childbirth and complications in immediate treatment services” themed conference held by European University of Lefke (EUL) Vocational Health Care Academy took place at Rauf Raif Denktaş Educational Complex Conference Hall with the participation of obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr. Erkut Öner.
In his speech Öner gave detailed information about “What childbirth is and how it takes shape, how childbirth starts, what labour contractions are and false labour contractions”. Öner referred to the childbirth as a clinical process which causes cervical dilatation and involves ejaculating of foetus and other things via contractions with increasing strength and frequency. Öner pointed out that the length and course of the labour can vary from woman to woman and he also said that each experience taking place in different phases are the same with every woman.
Öner explained the differences between real labour contractions and false labour contractions and said real labour contractions happen at regular intervals which are 3 or 5 minutes, feel stronger over time, mostly felt in back and lower abdomens and there aren’t any medicines to relieve labour pain. Öner pointed out that; false labour contractions happen at regular intervals which occurs every 15 or 20 minutes can be misleading for the mother and said that these pains last longer and the pain is only felt in lower abdominals. Öner also said that false labour pains can be relieved with painkillers and this contraction pushes baby to the birth canal in every 30-40 seconds and divides uterus into two as Lower Segment and Higher Segment. He said that as the contractions goes on, lower segment gets thinner which causes the movement of the baby (feotus) and as the pains and movements goes on higher segment gets thicker and pushes the baby down with each contraction.
During his speech Öner gave information about the cases that can occur during labour, post-natal and late-term pregnancy complications and answered the questions addressed by students.