Giving birth can be one of
the most beautiful experiences of your life. It is up to you to
make the best choices for you and your baby. It can be challenging
to make decisions you know would work best for you if these decisions
are not supported by your health care provider. Arming yourself
with information about the risks and benefits of each medical intervention
you consider is the best way to ensure you will be happy with the
choices you make.
Birth is yours; so claim
it! Know your options, make informed decisions, and be flexible
so you can feel at peace if your birth experience does not turn
out as planned. There are true emergencies, and for these, we should
turn to people who have been trained to handle them. Birth is not
a medical crisis; it is a normal physiological process. For the
most part, a woman has the knowledge within her to birth normally.
For some, birth requires an Obstetrician, a surgeon trained to handle
Here are some links to information
you may find helpful as you explore your options. Discuss your choices
with your health care provider, and make good decisions together.