There is much more to having a natural birth than hoping for it and it happening.
I found this out the hard way. My first birth I just planned on avoiding drugs and hoped for the best. My experience was far from what I expected or wanted. When it came to my second birth I did some extra reading, and exercised more this helped me 100% during early labour. However I still did not end up with the “natural” labour I wanted.
This time I pulled out all the stops. Not only did I do more reading, I also did some research and watched the proper movies. I felt prepared this time. I made many choices that got me to the outcome I wanted. What exactly have I done? Continue reading to find out.
It took me about a day to completely believe that I actually had the kind of birth I wanted. The fact that it happened in our home was the icing on the cake. Here is the story of my labour and birth of my daughter Emily.
Me 3 days before giving birth.
It was 5 days before my due date and I woke up from my afternoon nap with some cramping. Continue reading
When I go about planning anything I usually start with the things I need to avoid in order to have the outcome I want. This was very true for planning a natural birth. So I looked at my previous labours & births. I looked at what went wrong with them. I read many books and made notes about what they suggest. I also asked my friends about their labours in case I overlooked something.
This is the list I have made of the top 10 things to avoid in order to have a natural birth. In my case I see natural birth as a birth that does not include drugs, or unnecessary interventions. Your thought might not be the same, you might be fine with drugs, and that’s fine everyone wants something different. You can still use many of these ideas to get the birth you want.