Natural Undisturbed birth

An extract from “gentle birth gentle mothering” by Sarah J. Buckley MD. When birth is undisturbed, our birthing hormones can take us into ecstasy, so that we enter motherhood awakened and transformed. This is not just a good feeling; the post birth hormones that suffuse the brain of a new mother and her baby also catalyse profound neurological changes. These changes give the new mother personal empowerment, physical strength, and an intuitive sense of her baby’s needs, and they pre...
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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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