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More Control. Having an epidural or other medication may make you feel odd or out of control. This may even be something as simple as being numb frightening you.

If you don’t like this feeling or it would cause you anxiety natural childbirth might be a better option for you. As with all types of childbirth, “natural” birth takes a different amount of time for everyone. Without medical intervention, your cervix will dilate naturally, and you won’t be given medication to. A big reason to try for a natural childbirth is so that your baby can avoid the side effects of pain medications. By avoiding systemic analgesic pain medications, an epidural, general anesthesia, your baby will be born more alert and more active than babies that have been exposed to medications.

Why Natural Childbirth? Choosing natural childbirth is choosing to trust your body. Even more than that, it’s knowing that you already possess all the tools you need to give birth. Having a natural birth doesn’t mean choosing pain.

There are a wide variety of natural comfort measures that can be employed. And so, “Why have natural childbirth?” Because it is our birthright; because the capacity to experience giving birth and mothering is one of the greatest gifts God has bestowed on women. Because we can, and when we do, we are changed in some way forever. There are a few degrees of natural. One is medication free, one is intervention free, and one is in a natural, relaxed setting, outside of a hospital.

People try to go medication free because most pain relief affects the baby, his Apgar score, and ability to start nursing properly after delivery. 8 ways natural birth is usually safest and healthiest for baby. 1. Improved microbiome.

Baby gets huge benefits when delivered by natural birth. Vaginally born babies have more diversified microbiomes, less allergies, less risk of obesity, asthma, and diabetes in childhood and later. 2. Increased protective bacteria. “I was leaning toward natural childbirth mostly because I didn’t want to deal with side effects [of medication] and needles and just wanted things to be as simple as possible.

I wanted to be normal. The IABP’s 2020 Birth Photography Competition winners honestly leave us in awe — of the beauty of these pictures, the actual reality of childbirth. Because it is our birthright; because the capacity to experience giving birth and mothering is one of the greatest gifts God has bestowed on women.

Because we can, and when we do, we are changed in some way forever.

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“I've Made Up My Mind...Don't Confuse Me with the Facts!” by Chris Axon
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Many cultures view childbirth as a natural experience; therefore it does not require any special care.

“Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Practical Nursing for the NCLEX-PN® Exam E-Book” by Mary O. Eyles
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Many women with special circumstances and even those who required surgical births have enjoyed happier and easier births as a result of their HypnoBirthing preparation.

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by Marie Mongan
Health Communications, Incorporated, 2015

Natural childbirth is horrible.”

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I want a natural childbirth and I’ll end up with a C-section.

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Windsor Peak Press, 2017

I really wanted to have a “natural” childbirth, with no drugs, no fancy stuff.

“The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the End of Their Lives” by Jessica Pierce
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by Jessica Pierce
University of Chicago Press, 2012

Many want to birth naturally, to feel that power in their body as they bring new life forward.

“The Positive Birth Book: A new approach to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks” by Milli Hill
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Some women prefer to labor and give birth in the comfortable, known environment of home.

“Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth” by Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
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Atria Books, 2008

The women in my study who started out wanting natural childbirth were psychologically traumatized when their births were heavily technocratized instead.

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Childbirth is a beautiful and natural process.

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  • Thank you so much for this! You have calmed my nerves.:) I’m due in a couple weeks and hope to have an unmedicated birth. #wishmeluck

  • I just had my water birth last Friday! It was a beautiful experience my first time going unmedicated it was very painful but worth it and I didn’t tear ����

  • Im having my first baby in october, i have back problems that limit me on various things and i couldnt get it fixed fast enough so i was wondering if a water birth would be better on my back?

  • can you make a video explaining the links and things you left in the description box i’m a but confused. Lol you didn’t mention them in the video or maybe if you already have the explanation can you send me the link?

  • Im looking into having water birth and the hospital im in has a birthing pool available. But I had c section with my first born 9yrs ago. Is it possible i can still do water birth?
    So far im 26weeks and this pregnancy been smooth and okay. Thanks

  • A few weeks ago I end up in ER for some stupid reason. I was 24 weeks pregnant at that point. When checking out I pass by a nurse station and heard some terrible screaming, I ask to the two nurses in there what was going on, they replied, natural birth, not epidural. I was in shock. I remember the woman screaming “I can’t anymore, oh God, please help, noooooooh, omg, omg, omg, nooooo, I can’t I can’t pleeeeease God!”. It sounded like a torture scene from a very graphic horror movie. That was scary enough for me, I’m so having the damn epidural lol.

  • Your natural childbirth videos are encouraging!! I’m currently pregnant was baby #6 and have only ever had a baby in the hospital and they are so incredibly pushy and controlling! My babies are healthy and there weren’t complications but I did have to get Pitocin with all of them and an epidural. I’m so scared now to try and have a baby without that stuff since that’s all I’ve known but I want to do it so bad! So thank you for your content on natural child birth! It’s helping me so much even though it sounds so scary because it’s not the norm for me I’m more informed and equipped with bravery because of you!! Unfortunately there’s not a birthing center near me or a doula so I will still have to have this baby in a hospital but I’m going to do everything I can to naturally progress and just birth the baby on Gods time not the hospitals.

  • I got to 4cm and wanted to die. I had an epidural at 5cm. It was nothing like I imagined it to be. I thought I’d be completely numb from the waist down and that’s not how it is at all. It does take the pain away but the pressure is intense as well. All was well with the epidural until after I gave birth. I went through a week of an INTENSE headache from a spinal fluid leak. My doctor explained it as my brain was literally sinking down from the leak and causing the headache. The only relief I could get was being completely still and leaning my head back. It was nothing at all like a migraine. SO much worse. I could barely care for my newborn for a week. There actually was a point where I couldn’t get out of bed or even make it to the bathroom. I made it to the foot of my bed and couldn’t go any further. I had to had 3 blood patches done to help it. There’s a 10% chance it won’t work. Of course I was that 10%. So now my husband is terrified for me to have another epidural. We’ll see how it goes next time. �� Needless to say, im not sure the epidural was actually worth it. I

  • I really didnt want an epidurale. But after being stuck on 7cm for the whole night i needed one. After 38h of being into labour my son was born. I wished i stayed home longer.

  • “The Shera Effect”, lol that was funny. I’ve had 5 deliveries 2 with medication and 3 without. What’s the difference? Feeling alive & powerful after the birth. Having a ton of energy and excitement to look after a new baby, that did not exist with my medicated births. Remember nurses and doctors much prefer working with women who choose to medicate as they are easier to manage, This lovely lady does a great job in this video dancing around the topic to attempt to be pleasing to everyone, but her Shera Effect comment displays clearly her personal bias.

  • I’m due in September this is my first baby so i have no idea what I’m getting into�������� I’ve chosen to do natural no epidural I was so scared but your video really just helped alot new subie

  • Thank you! My 1st was 10yrs ago an I wasn’t able to birth but could do my labor (hospital wasn’t setup) now In pregnant again and despite a med an a medical history I’ve been told so long as everything keeps going good (im only 13weeks) I can have my water birth. I’m soo thankful for my whole team of Drs who supported me and gave me the 100% all clear to safely have one. Your videos are great and super helpful

  • I’m planning my 1st home water birth and I’m excited to be able to record the process on my YouTube channel. My original lb was very discouraging and said that it wouldn’t be a good idea telling me most babies don’t live after home birth and I felt discouraged because she wouldn’t send over a PA in order for me to get a midwife out-of-network so I had to open up a GoFundMe which has been a little challenging and could have been avoided but I know God got baby and I. I’m so excited ������

  • This is great! I think you are absolutely right about trusting your instincts bc with my first instincts told me to rock my hips and it definitely helped and rocking my feet back and forth. Going in Friday for induction and I want to be as in control as possible without meds.

  • I’m here to listen, but I’m getting the good drugs. I had a panic attack my first trimester thinking about giving birth, but remembered in the last century we have acquired local anesthesia.

  • I also had a natural birth with no pain relief. If you are reading this, you can do it too.
    Just set your mind up that pain does not mean danger. Pain means your muscles are working for baby to come out. I will share my experience too on my channel. Avoid negative people. I did not lay down, I use the ballon…

  • I live in the uk and from what I know/have heard (I could be wrong) but only occasionally an obyn helps with the birth here. I think it’s only in special cases where one might need to be present so the rest is usually midwives. If I’m wrong pls correct me ��

  • Since I’ve found out I’m pregnant I’ve been watching birthing videos. Last night I saw one that for the first time made me go to bed with a heart full of fear. I’m so happy I found your video, I love hoping for a natural birth and I don’t want to be a nervous wreck leading up to it.

  • a home birth, natural, is statistically safer for low risk mother’s than hospital births. watch the documentary “The Business of being born”

  • I think you are so right about hospitals wanting to control the birth. I had an epidural with my daughter, but it wore off before I started pushing. I feel like they didn’t want to give me more medicine to speed up the process. So therefore the delivery I felt everything.

  • I had 2 epidurals that wasn’t that painful with my first 2 kids. But on my 3rd baby the guy giving me the epidural was so mean. He poked me 6 times and never told me when he was going to stick me. Told me to stop crying. Told me do you want me to send someone nicer in. I told him to stop and dont touch me. I would rather do it natural. I did. Then on my 4th baby I was so afraid of the epidural I just pushed myself to not need it. And now I’m on baby 5 and planning a natural birth. These tips are great. Gives me a refresher on things to do thank you.

  • Every body is different. I didn’t have breaks between contractions at all they were one on top of the other. Couldn’t be upright because. Had terrible tremors couldn’t support myself. Come pushing I couldn’t tell what was going on down there. It was extremely painful and I tore really bad. I didn’t have any pain meds and was in the water.

  • It was my doctor and nurses who wanted me to just lay down on bed because I was drip with pitocin and epidural and because they wanted to put baby’s heartbeat monitors continously on me. So you see, the environment of labour is also very influential.

  • Yes on the relaxing!!! If u just relax and breath it out. Roll with it so to speak the process is a lot easier and faster when u don’t fight your body.

  • That are great tips, but… Let me tell you my long story short. I had two natural births. And both were pure nightmare. I watched such videos and went to special preparation courses. But while being in the worst pain of my life I had literally black outs and I couldn’t do much and when I was “coming back” I was crying for not being able to control myself. So all the good tips were out of my mind… It was horrible cause I had no help on my side. Midwifes in Germany aren’t carrying much about mental situation of a woman. So if I ever get myself into such situation again I’ll get a doula who will keep my “stuff together” and will help me do my best without losing my mind. Cheers girls

  • This channel has been absolutely amazing for me. Due in 17 days with our third baby. With coronavirus, we switched from an ob and scheduled induction to midwives with a birth center. I’m actually excited for my birth this time and people look at me like I’m crazy. Thanks for being my ‘virtual midwife’ through all of this. ❤️

  • I had both my kids natural & now I’m on my 3rd child I wanna birth natural again but scared of the pain so let’s hope this worrrrkkks ❤️

  • I’m 40 weeks tomorrow, not dilated AT ALL! But I have been watching tons of videos of natural birth because I’m going to do it without an epidural and a lot of women make it seem so hard but this video really helped me feel better about going natural. Thank you for your great tips and I will be using them!

  • LOVE your positivity & excitement over the birthing process! Your video has been so encouraging. Women need to hear more stories like this! The possibility to experience birth in THIS way! Thank you for sharing this with us ��

  • To say she is a nurse she is meant to know what benefits come with a natural birth but she doesn’t have a clue she knows more about the pros and cons to epidural haha, I believe there are more cons than pros to getting an epidural, its funny how she knows more about an epidural than doing it the way it was meant to be done (NATURALY). For thousands of years people have went natural, before epidural was ever invented and there are so many risks to getting an epidural yeah it might help with pain relief but the amount of side effects to getting it is very scary, but I think natural is the best choice for me because your body it made to push a baby out.

  • I agree! Transition was a total out of body experience, It took me a minute to realize the baby was out of my body and “come back to reality” once she was out. its on my birth vlog if anyone wants to know what I’m talking about. “OH HI” I said once I saw her.. but before transition, it was really tolerable and could stay on top of contractions and ride those waves.. my hypnobirthing tracks were very helpful!

  • Third baby on the way and I really want to try hypnobirthing this time. My first two were natural, but I had gas and air, but I feel like I want to go without it this time… I’m scared though! Lol

  • It angers me how bias this nurse is against natural birth, water births, not tearing, breast feeding, etc. I don’t have any children and Im not pregnant but i do wanna do everything possible to have a natural birth when the time comes, and seeing nurses that don’t strive for natural or even know the benefits upsets me and is just disappointing. I also understand nothing goes as planned but as a nurse you should strive for natural and turn to other options when situations occur. She talks more about epidurals in this video than natural and this video is supposed to be all about natural births.

  • Hi! I’m years away from being pregnant, but I love reading about different kinds birthing stories, I thought about becoming a doula. Have you thought about becoming a doula yourself since your passionate about childbirth?:)

  • Ahh love this! I’ve been reading/listening to hypnobirthjng books and other natural birthing books. I need to stop being lazy and actually tell my YT Family where I’ve been lol. I’m due the first week of nov. I already have horrible back pain so I’m hoping to get rid of this before birthing

  • Great tips! I am preparing for my third med-free birth in June! I totally agree with you about how amazing growing a baby and giving birth are. I would have a hundred babies if I could. haha.:)

  • Love your positive birth videos! For me I think the biggest thing I did was researching and educating myself on birth and birth options. Taking a 12 wk Bradley Natural Childbirth class was incredibly helpful too. Surrounding myself with a supportive birth team kept me focused.

  • Growing a baby is not fun at all when you suffer from sickness all day and sometimes all night long for many weeks or months (and this happens to a lot of women). Then it’s quite a nightmare frankly.

  • To any woman watching, don’t feel bad if you need an epidural during YOUR labor. Don’t let the narrative that natural is always better freak you out from making sure you and your baby have the best experience and outcome possible. There will be pros and cons to any decision but you have to make the one that fits your particular situation, your body, your baby’s position and movement. All births are not alike and all labors don’t follow a predictable pattern. Listen to your medical advice and make your decisions based on information.
    Natural births can enhance your autonomy but if you aren’t prepared for one or if circumstances make your labor more difficult or long, medication is better that putting yourself or your baby in distress. Best thing you can do is have an open mind and be flexible. Know your options and what those options mean for your baby and yourself. Don’t get all your information from the internet either. Research is fine but ask professionals and your obgyn. They can better speak to your care and answer questions.

  • This video is absolutely biased. There absolutely are a lot of benefits to a natural labor. If you are one-sided on a topic, then don’t give any information or “advice” on that topic. ����������

  • I’m pregnant with my first child and childbirth scares the crap out of me! I really want to have a natural birth but the pain is agaain.. SO SO SCARY! This video helped!

  • All of IntermountainMoms videos are one sided. She makes a video that supposed to be about one thing and then spends the entire time bashing it.. It seems as though anything progressive or natural this nurse is against. I would be very uncomfortable if she was my nurse in labor and delivery. And what may I ask did this video have to do with c-section. She’s just bringing down your hopes and dreams. I would think that a trained medical professional would know more about the benefits of a natural labor… I watched her video about water birth and was pissed.. -_-

  • I got thrown into that with my first as I was too late. Got some gas and air mind you. But getting into the right mindset is defo key. Great tips!! xx

  • When I had my daughter I used a midwife instead of an OB. I delivered in the hospital with my midwife team in attendance and a nurse who was assigned to assist in whatever they needed. This nurse I’m guessing was in her 40s. After my daughter was born, she told me that she very rarely sees completely natural births. She said she can go days and sometimes weeks without having a patient even attempt a natural birth. That blew my mind! So I can understand why the nurse in this video had more to say about medicated births than natural. She probably doesn’t assist in natural births near as often. (And she does seem rather ignorant to the fact that there ARE other benefits of natural deliveries… it isn’t just about bragging rights��)
    Also, since I delivered in the hospital I knew the epidural would be available to me if I needed it, but I had in my birth plan that nobody would offer or even mention an epidural. If I needed it, I would ask for it. I wanted everyone around me to be encouraging and to keep reminding me that I could do it. Well, my midwives had to remind this nurse of my request multiple times. She kept telling me that if I needed an epidural there was no shame in getting it. I wasn’t even in that much pain!!! I stayed calm, knew how to handle the pain, and my baby remained stable the whole time. In fact, the only noise I made my entire labor was at the very end when the baby was actually coming out! And this dang nurse STILL kept insisting that I consider an epidural. Whhhhhyyyy?!?! Omg I wanted to punch her!
    So to people who say medical professionals can’t possibly be biased one way or another they absolutely can be. Some doctors and nurses are trained to treat pregnancy and birth as a medical disability, and do so even when there is actually no real reason for interventions. Women’s bodies were MADE for birth. In general, our bodies know what to do. Of course sometimes things go wrong and modern medicine comes to rescue. I would never want to live in a world where c-sections and other life-saving practices didn’t exist. But I really dislike the idea that so many doctors and nurses have nowadays that the only way mom and baby can be kept safe is by intervening preemptively in the natural process.

  • Only 5 weeks pregnant but I’m terrified of getting an epidural!!! Thank god I got this on my recommended!! It totally makes sense. My mom gave all natural and I’m healthy. Gonna ask my doctor if it’s safe for me to stay at home for contractions as well! Congrats to all mommas that have had and are expecting!! Learning lots ✨��✨��✨

  • I had epidural with my first two, my 3rd was at a birth center born in the water, my 4th pregnancy I wanted at the birth center but it was twins and I delivered at the hospital with epidural also. Glad I was at the hospital for them because they both had NICU time. My water birth was definitely my favorite. ����

  • 8:01….that’s not necessarily true. I had an epidural and I knew when to push. I had an overwhelming urge to push that brought me to tears because the pressure was so intense, I just felt no pain.

  • This nurse is very well spoken. However, after watching a lot of these videos you can tell she is biased toward medical interventionsaying no benefit for natural delivery, no way to prevent tears, there’s nothing that you can do speed things up, but Drs & nurses will do whatever we think is best to you. ��

  • Zero reason to do this unless your a religious fundamentalist who has objections to modern medicine. Just a side note for anyone, hope it helps! Ps I tell everyone to get the Epi!

  • Your tips are so spot on. When I was having contractions I stayed home as long as possible (about 6 hours or so). I was also sleeping between contractions. Once it got super close I went to the hospital and I was 10cm (time for me to push). Had my son within an hour. My first push I screamed and the nurses weren’t happy about that lol. But I found pushing was less painful because you push on a contraction so I couldn’t really feel the contraction.

  • I believe in each word in this video, however my first giving birth, my girl was in cephalic normal position and then suddenly changed to oblique position and umbilical cord presentation happened.. how can i know that in home without doctors and ultrasound?

  • I’m due in 12 days and my goal is natural with no epidural. Your video definitely has been beneficial and puts me at ease some…my plan is to follow the recommendation to trust my body and don’t tense so we shall see…im doing squats and exercise ball and then some to help!!! ������������