I'd call a natural birth a vaginal delivery.
A natural labour would be not induced.
And a drug free birth self explanatory.
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04-08-2012 10:43 #31
04-08-2012 10:43 #32
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.
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04-08-2012 10:46 #33
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
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04-08-2012 10:50 #34
For me it means no drugs or intervention.
04-08-2012 10:57 #35
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.
04-08-2012 13:54 #36
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?
04-08-2012 14:08 #37
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
04-08-2012 14:11 #38
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
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04-08-2012 14:16 #39
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.
04-08-2012 14:17 #40
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?
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