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What is the latest I can have my baby? It is overdue and I want natural birth.

What is the latest I can have my baby? It is overdue and I want natural birth.

Naturally, 43 weeks: At 43 weeks most ob's will have run tests on the baby and will want to induce labor by 42 weeks. ...Read more

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Will I have an easier natural birth if my previous birth was a large baby?

Will I have an easier natural birth if my previous birth was a large baby?

Not necessarily: Second babies usually come quicker and with less problems during delivery than first babies. There are always exceptions to this though. If you have a history of a large baby and this one is smaller, your birth experience may be easier. If you are prone to making large babies and this baby is big too, there is still a chance of difficulties at birth, such as shoulder dystocia and tears. ...Read more

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I had 2 kids with c-section so I was wonder when can I have another the baby and can I have natural birth?

I had 2 kids with c-section so I was wonder when can I have another the baby and can I have natural birth?

Possibly: Whether you can deliver a baby vaginally or not depends a lot upon the reason(s) that you had C-sections with your 2 kids; and the surgical procedure used in performing the C-sections. Vaginal delivery after C-section is fairly common. I have certainly delivered a baby naturally to a woman who had had 2 prior C-sections, both mother and baby did very well. ...Read more

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I've been told using any form including epidural is risky for baby during labor . Is it really better to have a natural birth?

I've been told using any form including epidural is risky for baby during labor . Is it really better to have a natural birth?

Lots of opinions!: While nothing is without risk, epidural anesthesia is very safe - and may actually improve some women's birth experiences. I think it's great to sort out your preferences, but remember that labor may present factors that are beyond your control. Know your preferences, but make your decisions "in the moment." don't allow anyone to criticize your decision - whatever it is. ...Read more

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Is it safest to have a natural birth?

Is it safest to have a natural birth?

Yes: In almost all cases, a normal birth is desired over a c-section. Despite today's progress in surgical advances, infection prevention, and post-op recovery, a natural birth is still considered safer, with fewer risks, than an operative delivery. However, when cases of breech, twins or triplets, macrosomia (large infant), etc. Occur, we have the ability to safely deliver these babies by c-section. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of having a natural birth?

What are the benefits of having a natural birth?

Normal vaginal birth: Life only comes from life. We humans (and the rest of the animals) are evolved/designed to reproduce naturally. With a regular vaginal birth, without surgical intervention, without additional "interesting" ideas like underwater births, most humans do just fine. The known benefits include the mom having a natural experience, mom having no surgical cut in the uterus and tummy, quick recovery, etc... ...Read more

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How come some women find natural birth a positive experience?

How come some women find natural birth a positive experience?

It can be ecstatic!: People are conditioned by tv's & movies to see birth as painful & frightening.It is a natural process & many women who have natural birth find it can be an ecstatic & even orgasmic experience!this is very real- I have witnessed it. See www.Ecstaticbirth.Com/ecstatic-birth/ecstatic-birth & http://orgasmicbirth.Com/what-is-orgasmic-birth & the book ina may's guide to childbirth by ina may gaskin. ...Read more