Natural Childbirth Q & A
What is natural childbirth?
Natural childbirth is a delivery option that allows you to give birth to your baby without medications. Instead, with the support of your health care provider, you deliver your baby using breathing exercises and relaxation techniques in tune with your contractions.
Pregnancy and childbirth is a life-changing and personal experience. When it comes to labor and delivery, women have many options. To stay in control of your body and your experience, you may create a personal birth plan that includes your desire for natural childbirth.
With the right support, natural childbirth is an empowering and rewarding experience. Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., includes experienced certified midwives who have training in helping women with natural childbirth.
Am I a candidate for natural childbirth?
When you visit Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., for obstetrics care, your provider encourages you to develop and share your personal birth plan. You may be a candidate for a natural birth if you have a low-risk pregnancy.
This means you and your baby are in good health, and there aren’t any underlying issues that complicate your pregnancy or delivery.
Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., takes a holistic and individualized approach to your health and works with you to help you achieve your delivery wishes.
Where can I have a natural childbirth?
You and your provider at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., determine the location of your natural childbirth. Where you give birth depends on your personal preferences and health needs during delivery.
Natural birth locations may include a birth center or a hospital. A home natural childbirth may also be an option.
How do I prepare for natural childbirth with a midwife?
With natural childbirth, you may work with the on-staff certified midwives at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C.
Throughout your pregnancy, you meet with your midwife for obstetrics care and monitoring. For your natural childbirth, the midwives use hypnobirthing, which is a straightforward and gentle approach to labor and delivery.
As your due date approaches, the midwives incorporate affirmations into your plan to reduce anxiety.
What can I expect during natural childbirth?
Every woman’s childbirth experience is unique and personal. However, you can expect ongoing care and support from your provider at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., throughout your labor and delivery.
No matter your plan, at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., you have full access to all the doctors, nurses, and midwives to ensure a healthy, safe, and memorable delivery.
To learn more about natural childbirth at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., call the office nearest you or book online today.