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Originally Posted by pregnantresearcher
Hi. I am a pregnant grad student in anthropology. I have been doing my thesis research on birth (perfect timing, lucky me). I was wondering what ya'lls definition of "natural bith" is? I have heard a lot of different combinations. Does it include epidural, episiotomy, suction? What if someone has to reach up to dislodge a shoulder, turn a baby? I am interested in hearing what it might include versus what it doesn't.
(I would like to use any answers in my research as well, but names and identifing information will be changed for confidentiality.)
Originally Posted by paxye
Natural to me... little or no fetal monitoring or cervical checks, free movement, free to eat and drink and do what ever the mom wants, able to labour and birth in the position the mom chooses, no drugs etc...