What can you do to ensure you have a normal birth?
Hire a doula - A doula will assist you in discovering the choices you are entitled to make surrounding your pregnancy, labour and birth. A doula will ensure you are aware of the risks associated with interventions and procedures so that the decisions you make will be informed ones. A doula will be a constant presence during your labour and birth, and will provide emotional support and physical comfort measures. A doula provides guidance to partners, allowing them to participate at their own comfort level. A doula recognizes childbirth as a key experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.
Express your wishes to your health care provider prenatally to ensure they will be supportive of your decisions.
Contact your birthing place and inquire as to what their "routine procedures" consist of, and what their policy is if you refuse them.
Choose a healthy lifestyle.
TRUST - in your body's instinctual ability to birth your baby normally!
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