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July 3rd, 2013, 06:32 AM
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Natural childbirth is called that because that is what it is. Natural. No interventions, no drugs.

It's not a label made to attack women or make them feel bad any more than the 'label' cesearean section, or 'highly medicalised, or 'lotus' birth for that matter. It is just a description, it's NOT a judgement.

Personally I don't care. I really don't. And I don't understand someone (for example,) a woman who got induced & then an epi getting upset because it doesn't fit the label of 'natural birth.'
Yes it is a 'vaginal' birth, but no, it's not a 'natural birth.'

I feel 'good' about every single one of my births outcome wise because they brought me my children. I've had some totally natural births, some that have had minor intervention, & my last was high intervention & far from natural even though she still came out of my chi chi. Awesome birth. Far from 'natural.'
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