Natural childbirth refers to childbirth that takes place without anesthesia. In this approach, a pregnant mother undergoes minimal routine medical interventions and is an active participant in the labor process. Women who choose natural childbirth as a part of their birth plans must be willing to accept the possibility of intense pain or discomfort as a part of the process. Still, women who choose natural childbirth may still prepare to deal with pain and discomfort by using a variety of relaxation exercises and coping skills.
One of the primary perks of natural childbirth is the fact that is it chemical and drug-free and comes with little or no side effects for a mother or her baby. A woman is able to feel empowered by enduring an unmedicated birth in which she is fully alert and able to feel all sensations. In addition, her partner is more involved in the process as they work together to cope with pain. The mother is in control of her body and mostly in charge of the labor process with the assistance of women’s health care professionals like certified nurse midwives or doulas.
If you are considering a natural childbirth it’s incredibly important to select a supportive health care provider such as the professionals at M. DelCharco Jr., MD, LLC. A certified nurse midwife, for instance, is deeply invested in natural childbirth and is specially trained in handling the nuances of labor in an environment that is comfortable to the mother. It is recommended that a woman learns various coping skills to prepare for natural childbirth.
Keep in mind that, for safety reasons, natural childbirth is usually an option for low-risk pregnancies with minimal complications. Contact our office to consult with the team about your natural childbirth.
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