Natural Childbirth

There have been many medical and scientific advancements made in the childbirth process. Some women, however, prefer to give birth with as little medical aid as possible. This is known as natural childbirth. Women who give birth naturally still work closely with a chosen doctor or provider.

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What is Natural Childbirth?

Natural childbirth refers to the process of giving birth without the use of invasive medical assistance or pain medication. This method of giving birth is similar to the way women would have done in the eras before industrialized hospitals.

Unlike those women - who faced higher mortality rates for both mother and child however - modern natural childbirth confers several benefits. The foremost is the fact that emergency medical intervention is available and recommended for natural childbirth mothers.

This means in the case of a life or health-threatening emergency, pain relief or surgery can be utilized to protect the mother or child. This allows natural childbirth to have success rates similar to hospital birth.

Natural childbirth typically includes no:

How Does Natural Childbirth Work?

Instead of using the previously mentioned means, natural childbirth typically focuses on other methods to help a mother deliver a child. Some things that might be included as a part of a natural childbirth process include:

The exact method of natural childbirth will vary depending on the needs of the mother and the individual provider. It's important to understand that natural birth is not recommended for all women, particularly those who have a high risk pregnancy factor such as an illness or previous difficulty with birth.

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Even if opting for a natural childbirth, it's important to work closely with a provider or doctor to ensure everything happens smoothly. With the right expectations and method, natural childbirth can feel empowering to some mothers.

Request more information about these methods today: call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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