Natural Unmedicated Birth

This is a wonderful video showing a natural birth in the squatting position.

One of the things I like best about this video of birth is how great the midwife is in supporting this mom with such calm and gentle encouragement.

Notice how her birth team isn`t yelling at her to push, they are just telling her how great a job she is doing.  There was one person in the background saying push hard, who was probably grandma.  This is where listening to the right people is so important, if the mom in this video pushed hard during the “burning” stage she would have increased the chance of tearing, this is the point where you try to do the littlest pushes to gentle ease the baby out.

The best part of this video is the mom`s obvious joy holding her baby immediately after birthing.

Many babies are not handed directly to mom immediately after birth and they both miss out on that initial intense bliss of being together skin on skin just after the moment of birth.  This is when the levels of your love hormone oxytocin is at it’s peak and allows for that intense imprinting on mom and baby on each other.

It looked like an intense experience and as she said “it was so worth it”.  The mom’s bliss  in birthing her baby naturally made me cry.

About Dr. Nancy

Dr. Nancy is a childbirth educator and has coached numerous women through their pregnancies, births, and in caring for their young children since 2001. She has been practicing family, wellness chiropractic since with a focus on prenatal and pediatric chiropractic and caring for the whole family.
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4 Responses to Natural Unmedicated Birth

  1. Bridgette says:

    It was beautiful. The encouragement was pretty beautiful too. I can’t imagine how much that would help someone rather then the usual doctors yelling when to push. It sounded so encouraging and calming.

  2. Jen says:

    This was me in the video :) I wanted to point out that the woman you are hearing speak the encouragement was my friend and doula. She was holding my hand while my husband was holding the other. She also was the one filming the birth. She was with me throughout all of the labor and postpartum to help talk me through it all. My midwife was wonderful, pretty hands off until the delivery part and the one who said, “Breath, breath breath,” as I birthed my son’s head. I was holding my breath and pushing hard so she wanted me to open up and slowly let him out without any unnecessary tearing instead of forcing him through.

  3. Wendy J says:

    Lovely …

    except was it really necessary to keep wiping the baby’s head as (s)he was coming out? Also, I HATE gloves – why wasn’t the mother touching and catching her own baby? Or the father? Then, ta-da – no gloves required.

    It was a lovely and gentle buirth though. I especially like that the baby was not manipulated or pulled in any way . Did the midwife have to feel around the bby’s face by reaching into the mother’s vagina? What was she feeling for? A cord wrap would be identified soon enough, non?

    By the way, I would like to come to your birth and I’ve “signed up!” I can’t wait! ALl the best, Dr. Nancy.

  4. Dr. Nancy says:

    Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of the encouragement this mom received while birthing.

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