Having surveyed many of our readers, we know there's a lot of fear of birth out there - fear of pain, fear of it all going wrong, and fear of the unknown.
We totally get it - when it comes to birth there's so much information AND MIS-information out there! It's a question conundrum... should you have any kind of intervention like inductions, c-sections, epidurals, synthetic hormones, drugs, forceps, vacuums, episiotomies and more?
Or should you go completely au-natural?
What if things go right? Or wrong?
And in a Western medical system is it even your choice?
Yes. It is your choice.
And yes, these things are sometimes absolutely necessary for the health and well being of mother and baby. Of course, we're advocates for that before all else!
However, statistics show these interventions are often well over used and unnecessary.
So much so, it can make birth more stressful (and even more risky) than needed for both mother and baby.