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When it comes to natural childbirth, knowledge really is power. If you're hoping to avoid interventions such as induction, episiotomy, or C-section, it’s important to be informed and to ask questions.
You can increase your odds of having a natural delivery, starting here:
It's Only Natural
Want a drug-free delivery? Here are 5 ways to increase your chances.
A Better Birth
Having the delivery experience you want starts with being informed
Too Much Technology?
Induction is just one procedure that's becoming more common in the U.S.
Cutting Out the Cutting
Do you really need an episiotomy?
Childbirth Video Interviews
Mindful Mama talks to the world's leading midwives, physicians, activists, and scholars about safe, empowered childbirth.
A Tale of Two Births
Fit Pregnancy talks to Ricki Lake about her documentary, The Business of Being Born, and her new book, Your Best Birth
Midwives Go Mainstream
Increasing numbers of women are opting not to have an OB deliver their baby. Here are the facts you need to make that decision.
Natural Birth Stories
Baby on Board: Jack’s Delivery
Read about a water birth at a birth center.
Emily Expecting: Lena’s Delivery
Read about a natural delivery with a midwife and a doula.