Steve & Julie
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Considering natural childbirth? You're not alone. Many women worry about the possible side effects pain medications can have on their unborn children. Some decide that natural childbirth, drug free, is their best choice. But what are your natural childbirth options compared to the standard hospital room, medicated delivery?
This form of natural childbirth places the expectant mother in a tub of warm water during her labor. The warm water relaxes the pelvic muscles, aiding dilation. The baby is gently expelled from the womb directly into the warm water and then a midwife places him in the mother's arms. This form of natural childbirth can be quite a peaceful event compared to the hustle and bustle of a hospital delivery room.
Some couples opt to have a midwife in attendance for natural childbirth in their home. A bed can be fitted with plastic sheets for protection, and the expectant mom can create the kind of calming atmosphere she wants for her natural childbirth with the use of aromatherapy, low lighting and soft music.
Birthing chairs allow the laboring mother to sit up during delivery, taking advantage of gravity to aid natural childbirth. Birthing centers staffed by midwives and some hospitals offer the birthing chair as a natural childbirth alternative to the delivery table.
Pregnant women should always consult with their doctors to make sure they are healthy enough to attempt natural childbirth. Natural childbirth can be a beautiful way to welcome your baby into the world, but if you find your natural childbirth isn't what you hoped for, you can get pain assistance in many cases.