+ Reply to Thread
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 44
  1. #31
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    19,602
    Thanks
    3,256
    Thanked
    4,044
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    I'd call a natural birth a vaginal delivery.

    A natural labour would be not induced.

    And a drug free birth self explanatory.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using BubHub

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Boobycino For This Useful Post:

    LoveLivesHere  (04-08-2012),WhitePeach  (04-08-2012)

  3. #32
    FearlessLeader's Avatar
    FearlessLeader is offline Winner 2013 - Most Memorable Thread
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    10,724
    Thanks
    2,498
    Thanked
    9,116
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    I guess I think vaginal = natural to me because if you're talking about intervention it gets too grey. Is using water 'unnatural'? Herbs? Natural drugs? (i'm sure many societies use local plants etc) any form of birthing expert attending? I consider medical tools for birth are probably as old as birthing, it just seems clearer to say baby out the vagina = natural birth.

    Sent from my HTC Sensation Z710a using BubHub

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to FearlessLeader For This Useful Post:

    LoveLivesHere  (04-08-2012)

  5. #33
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    19,602
    Thanks
    3,256
    Thanked
    4,044
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    And I say natural birth for vaginal birth because I feel more comfortable saying natural than vaginal. Particularly leading up to it. I knew where baby was coming out.... kinda didst want to think about it too specifically. Lol

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using BubHub

  6. #34
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    my house
    Posts
    17,698
    Thanks
    1,391
    Thanked
    7,288
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    For me it means no drugs or intervention.

  7. #35
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,106
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked
    97
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    for me if it comes out vaginally then thats natural, and pain relief for me its classed as natural. If i was induced though thats not natural as labour didnt start by itself.

  8. #36
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    495
    Thanks
    106
    Thanked
    127
    Reviews
    0
    So what if labour starts on its own but stops progressing? If drugs or other means are then used to keep labour from stalling, is it still natural?

  9. #37
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    6
    Reviews
    0
    I find it interesting that some people consider any vaginal birth a 'natural' birth. To me natural birth meant a vaginal birth, no induction, no drugs, no intervention- that was my goal with my birth anyway. I felt bad that my birth wasn't natural in my mind, because although I had no drugs, I ended up with an assisted delivery. I usually say I had a 'drug free' birth when people ask... but I've found most people are most interested in the cute baby than in the semantics of how he got here

  10. #38
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    1,207
    Thanks
    140
    Thanked
    175
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    That's why I dislike the term 'natural birth' there is so much room for differing definitions and mummy guilt creeping in.

    I use the term vaginal and c/s then you can add in induced/drug free/elective/emergency depending on how much you want people to know

    DS was an emergency cs after spontaneous labor and delayed 2nd stage I had ARM at 4cm gas peth and epi

    DD vaginal(VBAC) with spontaneous labor ARM at 7cm(hospital guidelines) and gas

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Bel0v3d For This Useful Post:

    Nettle  (04-08-2012)

  12. #39
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    2,206
    Thanks
    135
    Thanked
    608
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I have had 3 drug free vaginal births but 'technically' they weren't 'natural'.

    1st - induction with waters broken and the injection for birthing the placenta.

    2nd - injection for the placenta

    3rd - stretch and sweep, spontaneous labour but waters broken by midwife and injection for placenta

    But I don't really give a f$ck what they are labelled because I pushed watermelons out of my v jay jay.

    To me it is 'natural' to have a baby it should not matter how it got out except safely.

  13. #40
    Busy-Bee's Avatar
    Busy-Bee is offline Offending people since before Del :D
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    11,183
    Thanks
    3,664
    Thanked
    4,704
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator - Thank you
    I've yet to find a good definition of the word "natural" when it describes anything. I think it's used because heaven forbid someone should say the word "vagina"

    There is some inference that a 'natural' birth is how birth is supposed to be, how nature designed it but woman have been using medicinal pain relief for centuries so I don't think a birth that uses drugs for pain relief can be written off as not being natural. Also, and more contraversially, I don't think it's as easy to write off c-sects as not being natural. After all they were invented by humans and carried out by humans on humans and we're natual, aren't we?


 

Similar Threads

  1. natural labour for breech bub?
    By Hunkamunka in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 26-10-2012, 15:35
  2. Natural ways to bring on labour
    By tubster in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-10-2012, 18:52
  3. Natural labour after induction
    By Jacksmuma in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 13-07-2012, 22:26

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Xmas with a NEW Fridge-to-go Lunch Bag! Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Fridge-to-go 8 hour cooler bags are ideal under the Christmas tree! Now in modern lunch bag designs - fill them with toys and chocolate to make parents and kids happy! Stay super cool and eat healthy and fresh food all summer long!
sales & new stuffsee all
Wendys Music School Melbourne
Wondering about Music Lessons? FREE 30 minute ASSESSMENT. Find out if your child is ready! Piano from age 3 years & Guitar, Singing, Drums, Violin from age 5. Lessons available for all ages. 35+ years experience. Structured program.
Use referral 'bubhub' when booking
featured supporter
The MAMA Centre
Pregnancy, birth & beyond care with your very own midwife. Home & hospital birth support, VBACs, antenatal & postnatal care by medicare eligible midwives & holistic health practitioners. Massage, chiro, naturopathy, yoga, counselling & beauty therapy
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!