Best Birthing Options
You’re given advice from loved ones, doctors, strangers and, of course, good old Dr Google – but the truth is, only you can make the best decisions for yourself and your baby. You need to gather enough information to make sound and objective decisions when it comes to your birthing options.
Midwifery-led care vs. Obstetrician-led care
Women who choose a midwife wish to deliver naturally with minimal interference – usually in birthing hospitals. Low-technology care is provided in a homely and relaxed atmosphere. Childbirth is regarded as a normal life experience where confidence in the body’s natural ability to cope with childbirth is promoted in all aspects of care.
Home birth vs. hospital birth
Having the baby at home may be an option for a mother who previously experienced a healthy, uncomplicated and straightforward pregnancy. At home, you decide how to give birth. When in a familiar environment, you are more likely to relax and manage the pain of contractions.