Want a Natural Birth? Choose a Midwife.

Why choose a midwife or a midwifery model of care over an obsetrician? There are many reasons why every pregnant woman should consider having a midwife. First of all, it is very important to be able to define and differentiate a midwife from an obstetrician / doctor. A midwife is a health professional who provides holistic care to pregnant women and their newborns. A midwife does not only focus on the natural processes of pregnancy, labor and delivery, she also combines natural practi...
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Top 15 Myths of Childbirth

Doctors only do interventions that are truly necessary. Continuous fetal monitoring is safer than intermittent monitoring. You have to birth on your back in a hospital bed. The umbilical cord: you have to cut and clamp the cord immediately after birth and if it is wrapped around the baby’s neck it is dangerous. It is safe to be induced and if you are not induced you will not go into labor on your own. Labor begins when a pregnant womans water breaks and she must birth between 1...
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Waterbirth – Myths and Realities

Common misconceptions about water births Wont the baby drown? No, babies do not drown if they are born underwater. They live in a watery environment for 9-10 months until labour heralds their transition from the uterus to the air-filled world outside. The stimulus to breath at birth occurs when the baby is exposed to air, plus the dramatic change of temperature, noise and light. During a waterbirth this occurs when the baby is lifted up out of the water. His umbilical cord, his...
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