Why a “natural” birth? Over the past 10 years, I’ve attended hundreds of births as a birth doula — medicated and unmedicated. Some of my clients choose to have unmedicated births and are successful, and some choose pain medication from the beginning or they change their mind in labor. Whichever you choose, do your research and decide which birthing experience is best for you. We want everyone to know that one way of giving birth is not better than the other and one way does not make you a better or stronger woman or mother. All birthing options are good options for different circumstances and it’s up to you to do your research so that you can determine which is best for you and your baby.
So why would someone want to have a “natural” or unmedicated childbirth? Mary Alice and I are discussing the reasons why some women choose to forego pain medication during labor and delivery. We’re also sharing the different kinds of pain medications that are available should you decide on having a natural birth but change your mind during labor.
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