A natural birth is a great option to really feel in control of your labor.
With a couple of my hospital births, I was encouraged when the midwives
promoted this type of birth and used products designed to help me relax
and release natural endorphins instead of pumping in medical pain
killers. This was particularly important with my 3rd pregnancy which
turned out to be our 2nd son. He was a big baby and the labor and
delivery were becoming very stressful for both me and the unborn baby.
The chief-doctor and the midwives did a lot of checking, taking blood
samples from both of us and it felt like they were constantly trying to
empty my bladder--"it's empty already!". The midwife used a few
different natural products that were placed under my tongue for my own
relaxation and to reduce the stress levels the baby was experiencing.
The birth was successful in the end despite a few other complications
with my cervix and the tangling umbilical cord. This became my last
natural birth--from here on I would only be permitted cesarean or
Check with the delivery option you would like to choose whether they promote a more natural approach in whole or in part to the birth process.
This birth option can give you some added relaxation and some relief during the painful contractions and delivery but also empower you even though having a baby is quite painful.