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Opting For Natural Childbirth
Natural childbirth is believed, by many to be much better for both the mother and the baby. Some women who opt for natural childbirth choose to have a home birth or delivery in a setting such as a birth center, where natural childbirth is a primary focus. Natural childbirth is referred to as having a baby without the use of medicine, or operations. This is great goal to have if you have no expectations of any complications. The choice of natural childbirth is a personal choice and not for everyone and not always possible. Your safety and the safety of your child is first and foremost but if doing it without medication or surgery is important to you it's a good idea to make a birth plan and talk it over with your doctor or midwife.
Lamaze is one of the most common teachings and Lamaze methods are taught to many women in their third trimester. Lamaze teaches you coping mechanisms for childbirth pain. There are many books on natural childbirth as well as Internet forums and websites that will allow you to talk to other pregnant women and mothers who have experienced natural childbirth. Your child's birth is an experience that should be left up to you if everything is moving along smoothly with your labor. If natural childbirth is your goal, be sure that you choose a doctor, midwife and hospital that will help you reach your goals.
The first step is to decide what kind of childbirth experience you want. Some women opt for a hospital birth while others want a home birth. Some choose a midwife while others are fine with a doctor. Many women are interested in water birth. Many child birthing centers will offer many options and a are a good choice for women who want to experience natural child birth but be close to an operating room in case of emergency.
Become knowledgeable with lasses and books 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 doctor or midwife are aware of your preferences. While your ideal childbirth experience may not be possible, there are many ways to ensure that your experience is as pleasant as possible for both yourself, your spouse and your baby.
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.
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