To say that giving birth is difficult may seem typical, as almost all births, whether giving birth vaginally or via Cesarean section, have their own challenges.
Ryza Cenon not only endured 13 hours of labor but also needed a vacuum extraction to successfully deliver her baby vaginally.
"Thirteen hours po ko nag-labor kasi two centimeters pa lang ako. Pagdating ng nine centimeters, dun na po ko nag-deliver," the first-time mama told Pep.ph.
Ryza added that it still took time, about an hour and 40 minutes, to give birth because she rests in between contractions.
"At saka masikip yung lalabasan ni baby Night kaya yung lahat ng push ko, ginamitan na ng vacuum," Ryza revealed.
Vacuum extraction, or vacuum-assisted delivery, is a procedure where a suction cup attached to a vacuum pump is placed on a baby's head to aid in vaginal delivery. The vacuum is used to help guide the baby through the birth canal. It's typically done during a contraction and while the mother pushes.
Meeting Baby Night for the first time
While in labor, Ryza was still able to share motivational words on her Facebook page. She cheered herself to go for vaginal delivery.
"Push mo yan, girl!!" the 32-year-old actress wrote. Ryza reminded herself of the hospital bill because it's cheaper to give birth vaginally that undergo a C-section.
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She even marked the moment she felt labor pains."Pero ok lang, kaya kong tiisin yung sakit. E, wala ganun talaga kung para sa taong mahal mo naman e," Ryza wrote.