Natural Birth for the Un-Crunchy?
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August 31st, 2013, 08:33 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
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I'm not crunchy. At all. Nothing about me is crunchy.
So, that being said, I want to have a natural birth because I believe it is something the human body was designed to do. (Is that crunchy?) Also, upon researching, I find that possible complications from intervention scare me more than undergoing the process of giving birth. (Is that crunchy? Not sure.)
Anyhow, I've read a few books now on childbirth (One by Ina May Gaskin and it was really great) and watched The Business of Being Born and Pregnant in America. Those were my starting points and they offered lots of insight as well as lists of other resources. I think there is some mention of spiritual reasons and girl power / femininity reasons for NCB but I suppose you could just ignore those parts? Mostly it's based on evidence from other developed nations with higher rates of home birth success and lower rates of complications. I find this more factual and informative than crunchy.
Ditto this. I'm not really crunchy but I believe in natural birth for health and safety reasons. I'd start with the business of being born series. It's not really very crunchy IMO.
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