Nowadays one of the rarest births to occur is natural childbirth, even though the demand for this type of childbirth has increased in recent years and specialists who accompany and support it are still a minority, even though it is one of the oldest methods to bring the baby to the world.
Natural childbirth, different from normal birth, is when the baby is born without any medical intervention and without anesthesia, much less without the use of substances that accelerate labor. Natural childbirth occurs naturally, all at the right time and as the body commands, without episiotomy to help the baby out. The woman has her space and her time to act and do whatever she feels like to relieve contractions and facilitate labor . In natural childbirth the woman is fully responsible and actively participates in the moment of the birth of her baby.
Nowadays large maternity hospitals support natural childbirth and offer to their pregnant women, bathtubs for relaxation during labor and a very comfortable space to accompany the family. But they can also happen in delivery houses that are increasingly adopting this option or look for a specialist in the subject who can provide follow-up until delivery, known as doulas and you can have your natural or humanized delivery as it is common to call now. warmth of your home. Of course, the doulas must be accompanied by a specialized doctor , and must be prepared for any emergency of both mother and baby, always equipped with equipment for emergency care and resuscitation if necessary.
What are the Advantages of Natural Childbirth?
If you dream of bringing your baby into the world, so that you are solely responsible for this, natural childbirth is the ideal birth. As you will not be taking painkillers and no anesthesia , you will control the pain your body is feeling by being able to walk, bathe, stay in the bathtub or do whatever you feel like at the moment to endure the pains until birth. As no intervention is used, the possibility of side effects is minimal, almost nonexistent for both mother and baby.
During natural childbirth, you are not immobilized, you have total control of your body and autonomy and lucidity to move the way you want and feel comfortable. Besides, you can help yourself when the baby leaves, with your own hands to bring him into the world. As in other deliveries, it will not be necessary to use a urinary tube or medication to assist, much less an apparatus that in some ways is aggressive, to take the baby out of the womb, during natural delivery the baby will only come out at the moment you’re ready and want to leave.
If accompanied by your partner or family members, they will be able to assist you with relaxation massages , exercises that relieve pain and even affection and closeness already help a lot at that moment. If your option is to have a natural birth, you should prepare in advance by looking for a doctor who will accompany you and support this choice. That the place of birth is already decided and that it is appropriate, preferably that it is not too far from a hospital if they need it in an emergency. Look for people who have already experienced this experience and ask for information, talk and ask all your questions. For you to be able to have the natural delivery of your dreams you must be prepared not only psychologically, but with all the support of your partner and family and being assisted by specialists that will give you all the security necessary for that moment.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.