What kind of birth do you want? Have you thought about what is really important to you when you have your birth experience? Birth is one of those experiences that women can remember in detail for the rest of their lives. Naturally, it would be important to protect that memory by exploring the birth that you would like to have before that happens. Here are some thoughts on natural birth so that you might explore all your options.
Do you need a reason to try to have a natural birth after all you’ve heard about the birth experience? If so, here are 5 reasons to try to have a natural birth. I know, I know natural birth isn’t for everyone. And, I don’t believe that any mom should ever feel guilty nor should she beat herself up for what happens during birth. I am 150% for supporting a mother’s birth choices if she wishes to have a medicated birth. I know many a mom who were completely pleased with her medicated births and I believe that if that is the choice a mother makes I want to support her in that. With all that being said I am 200% for moms being educated on both the risks as well as the benefits that come with any procedure in the labor room or in the rest of the hospital for that matter. If mom knows all her risks and benefits and makes an educated decision in her birthing room then I am completely on board. Much of the reason that I desired to become a childbirth doula was to help moms be educated in each of their decision during childbirth so that they have no regrets when they walk from the hospital to the car with their precious new little one in their arms. There are lots of moms who will choose to use a doula even if they have their heart set on a having a medicated birth. Even though I am a little biased, being a childbirth doula myself, I don’t think it is a bad idea to have that support for whatever method you choose to have your baby.
For moms that are on the fence about what kind of birth they want and are still exploring their options I wanted to share some of the benefits of having a natural birth so that they can make the decision that is best for them. So, once you’ve read this go ahead and make a comment at the bottom and let me know what you think. If you are interested in sharing your birth story I would love to hear it. I’m in the process of collecting birth stories both medicated and non-medicated to share on my blog. If you are interested in sharing hop on over to my facebook page and send me a message. If you wish, your story can be shared completely anonymously!
But, without further ado here are the best of the best reasons to try to have a birth without medication:
Have you had a natural birth or a medicated birth? What are pros for either? I’d love to hear about your experience.
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