Birthing, Naturally: Going Mother Nature’s Way

Natural Birthing - Fernandez Hospital

 

“The whole point of natural birth is the knowledge that the woman is the birth power source.

She may need help, but in essence, she always had, currently has and will always have that power.”

                                                                                                                      – Heather McCue

India’s caesarean section rates are on a rise. There are 6.6 million children born via C-section annually and the numbers have increased from 8.5% in 2005-06 to 17.2% in 2015-16. 80% of women in India have uncomplicated pregnancies and would have normal births if supported to do so, 20% with medical complications would require obstetric interventions. There is growing evidence highlighting that children born via C-section have a greater risk of asthma, allergies, autism and collagen disorders. Medical interventions, while extremely important in complicated high-risk pregnancies, should be totally avoided in case of uncomplicated pregnancies. Childbirth is a normal physiological event. Having a professional midwife has been well researched to increase the chances of achieving a normal birth, reducing unnecessary interventions and enhancing a positive birth experience. more “Birthing, Naturally: Going Mother Nature’s Way”