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Natural Childbirth - Is it Really Better?

Sep 4, 2007
Natural childbirth is believed by most to be much better for both the mother and child. Some women who opt for natural childbirth choose to have a home delivery in a setting such as a birth center, where natural child birth is a primary focus. Natural child birth is referred to as having a baby without the use of medicine. This is a great goal to have if you have no expectations of any complications. The choice of natural child birth is, of course, a personal choice and not for everyone and not always possible. Your safety and the safety of your baby is first and foremost but if doing it without medication or surgery is important to you it is a good idea to make a birth plan and speak with your doctor or midwife.

Lamaze is one of the most common childbirth teachings and are taught to many women in their third trimester. Lamaze teaches you how to cope for childbirth pain. There are several books on natural child birth as well as online forums and web sites that will allow you to chat to other pregnant women and moms who have experienced natural child birth. Your child's birth is an experience that should be left up to you if everything is moving along smoothly with your labour. If natural childbirth is your goal, be sure that you choose a physician, midwife and hospital that will help you reach your goals.

The first step is to choose what kind of childbirth experience you want. Some women opt for a hospital birth while others want a home delivery. Some choose a midwife while others are fine with a doctor. Several women are interested in water birth. Several child birthing centers will offer many options and are a good choice for women who want to experience natural child birth but be close to an operating room in case of an emergency.

Become knowledgeable with classes and ebooks on natural childbirth that cover the whole process and scope of everything from conception to pregnancy, childbirth, and then parenting and be sure that your spouse and physician or midwife are aware of your preferences. While your ideal child birth experience may not be possible, there are several ways to ensure that your experience is as pleasant as possible for both yourself, your spouse and your child.

Some women also opt to hire a doula for their pregnancy who will help them. Writing a birthing plan, researching your options and working closely with your medical professional will all bring you the best results possible in your aim for natural childbirth.
About the Author
Andrew Chin is a recognized authority on the subject of pregnancy. Her website provides a wealth of informative articles and resources on everything you will need to know about pregnancy child birth.
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