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Birthing Naturally's Natural Childbirth Philosophy

Within this site you will find information, assistance and solutions to many of your childbirth questions. The information is presented in a way to help you prepare for a natural childbirth, knowing many women have access to pain medications if they decide they need them during labor. While the childbirth knowledge contained covers a wide range of topics, they are all explored from the seven points of the Birthing Naturally Childbirth Philosophy.

Pregnancy is normal and healthy for the female body. A woman's health is affected by many factors, including her nutrition, activity level and the amount of stress in her daily life.

Much of the work for a natural childbirth is completed before labor ever begins. By ensuring optimum health, understanding options and removing any fears, concerns and worries, you will more effectively handle the process of labor.

No woman chooses the circumstances of her labor and childbirth. She only decides how to respond to the labor as it progresses.

The female body was designed to give birth. A healthy woman should have only about a 5% chance of a complication during the childbirth process.

The amount of discomfort felt, and the extent to which labor is painful is dependent on several factors. Some factors can be controlled, some can be influenced, and others are unchangeable.

Every woman is a unique individual. By understanding the way you were created you have a better chance of working successfully with your body during labor.

A woman's faith and beliefs are a major part of her identity and how she reacts to every day situations. All belief systems are not the same, and a woman's beliefs should not be excluded from her labor.

  • Find a childbirth educator, doula or midwife who understands your beliefs in the Natural Childbirth Directory.
  • Christian women can find information written from a Biblical Perspective in the Christian Childbirth section. Women of other belief systems are invited to read the section as a source of ideas for using their faith and beliefs for strength in labor.