The choice of having a normal childbirth or not is not a new phenomenon. For the most part of even the 20th century, helping women give birth to a baby was the task of midwives and women were expected to have normal deliveries. Now-a-days, women have a variety of options to choose from – various birth control methods, visiting a hospital or birth centre, and having the doctor or midwife attend her at home.
There are some natural benefits of giving birth at home for women who are having a normal pregnancy. If you are sure that there is no likelihood of serious complications, you can get the following advantages of a home delivery.
You have the option of prolonging the labour till it is safe for the mother and baby. In other words, you can prevent yourself from being forced to have a caesarean, which is rampant now-a-days.
No chance of the caregiver changing during the course of labour and delivery. This often happens in a hospital and leads to confusion. Nurses and doctors changing shifts is not the ideal circumstance for an expecting mother.
You have the option to not stop any sort of medical interventions such as episiotomy, foetal monitoring, epidural or any sort of medication.
You would have the option to decide about the people who would be present at the time of your labour and delivery.
Freedom in deciding about the body position you want to take for delivery. It can be standing, birthing stool or kneeling. You are also free to choose the location of the birth and it can be in bed, in water and even outdoors if that is most comfortable as per your inclination.
Behave in the way you want – make noise, listen to music, wear what you like – without being bothered by anyone.
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