Avoid Intervention

Arm youself with knowledge to avoid intervention during labor and childbirth.

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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.

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