Posts Tagged ‘chemical assistance’

Planning For a Natural Childbirth

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

There are things an expectant mother can to to help prepare herself for natural childbirth. Learn how journaling, self-hypnosis, perineal massage, and other techniques can help.

“I am in awe of anyone who gives birth without drugs. I don’t know how you do it!” – Kim Cohen, a new mother who received an epidural during labor

A woman’s uterus is beautifully equipped to push a baby out without chemical assistance. Yet 75-90% of American women today receive painkillers during childbirth. Many hospitals even consider epidurals routine in the practice of labor and delivery. (more…)