Saturday, June 5, 2010

Great Post Defining "Natural Birth"

I came across a really great blog post about the definition of the term "natural birth"

"Sometimes “natural birth” refers to a vaginal birth, as opposed to a cesarean section.

"Sometimes “natural birth” is used to describe a birth where the mother doesn’t opt for medicinal pain relief.

"Sometimes when referring to “natural birth,” people mean birth in comfortable surroundings. A birth where you can play music, dim the lights, and have your loved ones nearby—all things that help the body to naturally progress through labor and birth."

In the post, the author Melissa describes various perceptions of natural birth, and explains the concepts of physiological birth and pathological birth. I find it extremely interesting, and very helpful. I feel it's very important for expectant parents to educate themselves as much as possible about childbirth options. One of the main objectives of this blog is to provide information to help educate people about birth, and thus empower them to make their own decisions.

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