To have a natural birth in the hospital takes a bit more effort.
But it is very doable if you go into it prepared. The most important thing you can do to have a natural birth in a hospital is to go in armed with a healthcare provider, either a doctor or midwife, who has total confidence in your ability to give birth naturally and who will do what it takes to help you achieve your goal.
Beyond this, you can find a birthing clinic or hospital that supports natural birth, but this can be tricky. Many women are requesting natural birth options, such as birthing tubs, mood lighting, etc, so hospitals may give some appearance of supporting natural birthing practices, without actually training their staff in natural childbirth principles. One way to see if a hospital believes in natural childbirth is to inquire about their cesarean section rate. Many hospitals in the USA and Canada have cesarean section rates of over 20% and many as high as 40% or higher.
Other than these two factors of choosing the right healthcare provider and the right hospital, there are many other things you can do to have a natural childbirth in the hospital.
Be prepared to manage your labour with the following coping techniques.
* Bathing or showering
* Listening to music
* Deep breathing
* Hire a midwife or doula to come to the hospital with you
As you can see, most of these things are completely within your control, and not only that, they are things you can practice before you even step in the doors of the hospital.
The Peaceful Birth Complete Online Natural Childbirth Course will give you all the information you need to prepare for a peaceful birth in the hospital or at home.
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