Originally Posted by mamabadger
That's the way I use the terminology, too. However, although I use "vaginal birth" I'm not entirely happy with it. It implies that there's another kind of birth that's not vaginal. To me, "birth" means the baby comes out the vagina. Otherwise, it's not birth, it's a surgical procedure.
maybe you should get out your websters....
"American Heritage Stedman's Medical Dictionary - Cite This Source
1. The emergence and separation of offspring from the body of the mother.
2. The act or process of bearing young; parturition.
3. The circumstances or conditions relating to this event, as its time or location.
4. The set of characteristics or circumstances received from one's ancestors; inheritance.
5. Origin; extraction."
I don't see the word vagina in that
and for the RECORD, I had an UNMEDICATED, doula attended, husband attented/coached, NATURAL vaginal delivery...IN A HOSPITAL!
So does that mean he was not NATURAL as another mama said just walking into a hospital means it's un natural...jeez I mean you are going to put down a mama that actually had a natural birth but because it was in a place that you don't APPROVE of, it's suddenly not natural.
good grief, do you people have anything better to argue about...why not just SUPPORT people who have at least made the step to doing AS MUCH as they can to not have medical interventions or a c-section instead of nitpicking every stinking thing that isn't to your STANDARDS of a "natural", or "normal" or "unmedicated" birth. or whatever the heck you want to call it.
A baby that was conceived and came from the mom whether or not it was removed surgically or came through the birthing canal is BY DEFINITION BORN!