Natural Childbirth?

According to the Listening to Mother's III Survey, 17% of American mothers say they gave birth using no pain medication. Think you might like to be part of that 17%, or wondering if it is possible? Birthing Naturally can help you find the information you need to plan for your baby's birth.

Find Local Support

Use the Natural Childbirth Directory to locate midwives, doulas, childbirth educators and other local organizations to help you achieve a natural birth
no matter where you live in the world.

Childbirth Professional?

The Professional Directory connects you to training, networking and volunteer opportunties,
calendars of conferences and more.

Whether your labor is 3 hours, or 30 hours...

...you are going to need some tools to help you work with your body to achieve a natural childbirth. Birthing Naturally exists to help you gain the skills and confidence you need to work with whatever labor has in store for you.

Birth Challenges

Explore common natural childbirth challenges and ways to work with your body and your midwife to improve your chances of giving birth naturally.

Comfort Measures

Learn how to use the tools, techniques and positions which will help you stay as comfortable as possible while letting your body do the important work of labor.

Prepration Exercises

Don't just read about natural birth, work through the exercises to gain skill and confidence while identifying the tools most likely to help you in labor.

Birth Planning

Learn how to work with your midwife to write a birth plan that fits your physical and emotional needs. Explore the options you may have and read sample plans.

Understanding Pain

Natural childbirth can be painful, but that does not mean you need to suffer. Learn the theories of causes of pain in childbirth, and how you can work through the pain you experience. Explore the various ways to manage pain, from natural to pharaceutical.

Labor Partner's Guide

If you are here because you plan to support someone during a natural birth, this is the place to start. Learn the secrets of providing support, how to touch a laboring woman, how to help her make decisions and how to help her "go natural" for as long as possible for her.

Natural childbirth begins with a healthy pregnancy

Maintaining your optimum health is important for you and your baby. Get answers to your questions about pregnancy nutrition, exercise and dealing with common discomforts. Find out what tests may help you make decisions, and follow your baby's growth month by month.