Though medical advances have made life easier, in the recent years, natural childbirth has taken precedence once again. Couples the world over are waking up to the realisation that a natural way is perhaps the best way to bring the newborn into the world than being surrounded by doctors and medical instruments. Natural childbirth preparation involves some amount of soul-searching, efforts to harmonise our relationship with our self and our partner, healing our traumas, a fair amount of physical toning and overcoming emotional blockages.
Normal delivery is a rare event these days. One of the things that comes with giving birth naturally is an episiotomy or enlargement of the vaginal opening to ease the birthing process. At times, a normal delivery isn’t feasible and one needs to opt for a caesarean section or C-section.
Induced labour can cause intense pain and prolong the labour process whereas natural labour is less painful and shorter in duration. One can wait up to two weeks post the due date for labour to set in naturally with very close monitoring. Anything beyond that can lead to other complications in the womb which may be dangerous for the foetus.