Inside: Natural childbirth

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A Successful Birth Isn’t About Permission, It’s About Informed Choice

Making informed choices in pregnancy and birth can be empowering, but it can also be overwhelming. There’s a lot of information to take in, and it can be confusing to understand your rights as a mother. I want to clear up some common misconceptions and help guide you to take charge of your birth experience. Your Rights vs. Hospital Policy First, let’s talk about the difference between your legal rights and hospital policy. Here’s the truth: you have the right to full and accurate information about any procedure or intervention suggested to you. You also have the right to refuse

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The Benefits of Unmedicated Natural Birth

The Benefits of Natural Birth As a birth coach, I’m here to support your birth choices, whatever they may be. But to make informed decisions, we need to talk about all the options – including the benefits and potential downsides of both medically managed and natural birth. So let’s dive into all your options!  Medically Managed Birth: A Closer Look It’s easy to assume that ‘new’ medical technology, tools, and drugs are making childbirth safer and easier. But the truth is, most advancements haven’t focused on getting babies out safely, but on helping women get pregnant. Don’t get me wrong,

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Labor Induction

Labor Induction: Unraveling the Flaws in the ARRIVE Trial

What exactly is a labor induction? And why is it such a hot-button issue? An induction is an artificial start to labor. It sounds simple enough, but man is it nuanced.   So when does induction become part of the conversation? For a lot of moms, the word induction gets thrown around as they approach the 39-week mark. We can blame a lot of this on the infamous ARRIVE trial, which was conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine in 2018.   What is the ARRIVE trial? A study looked at 6,100 patients and split them into two groups:

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Natural Hospital Birth

How To Have A Natural Hospital Birth Secret #2

Now we can agree that you need to Gather Your Dream Team – Secret #1. (link to blog post Part 1)

What’s equally as important is to arm yourself with education. The choices that you will make in pregnancy and in birth are yours to live with. If a natural, low intervention birth is what you desire, you must know your options and have the information to back it up.

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