In 2000, I first built the Birthing Naturally website. I wanted to provide an internet source of natural childbirth information. I included a list of my birth philosophies on that website and every version since. Here is the first statement from my
As you are getting ready to go to bed for the night, you realize the cramping you have been feeling has a regular 8 minute pattern. Will you: Try to Sleep If you would normally be sleeping at this time, and the
Contractions begin after lunch, and within an hour they are 6 minutes apart and strong enough to make you stop moving during the peak. Your body feels heavy, and you have seen bloody show in your last few trips to the bathroom.
You have been experiencing contractions on and off for a couple days. Today they seem more rhythmic and have had a steady pattern for a couple hours. You are frustrated that it has taken this long for labor to start, and hope
You have been experiencing a dull back ache all day. Over the past hour you realized that the backache seemed to get stronger for 30 seconds every 10 minutes or so. Will you: Use a Heating Pad for the Discomfort The heat
You wake up at 5:30AM to a contraction. You decide to wait and see if you have another one, and 8 minutes later you do feel another contraction. They are mild cramping contractions; annoying, but you have no problem walking or talking