Guidance for a Natural Childbirth Experience

If you’re expecting a new baby but aren’t sure what natural childbirth is all about, our skilled obstetrics team at The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group can help.

Our experienced physicians offer comprehensive pregnancy and midwifery services to assist you through all phases of your pregnancy. Our focus on the prenatal care and birth planning can help you deliver your baby naturally and safely.

Understanding natural childbirth

Natural childbirth focuses on delivering your baby vaginally with minimal medical intervention. Natural pain-relieving methods are prioritized above medications, and your midwife or physician is there to support the natural birthing process.

The goal of a natural childbirth is to allow you the freedom to follow your instincts throughout labor and delivery. This may mean kneeling or squatting during your labor to be more comfortable.

What to expect from your natural childbirth experience

As you prepare to deliver your baby, our providers at The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group will provide you with comprehensive care every step of the way.

Attending birthing classes

Leading up to your delivery date, our team will provide you with educational resources for a natural childbirth.

This may involve you attending Lamaze or other childbirth classes to learn more about the labor and delivery process.

Building your support team

The decision about who will accompany you during your labor is an important one. In addition to your physician or midwife, you’ll need a loved one to help you through your labor and delivery.

Your labor support may be your partner, sibling, parent, or close friend who will encourage you and keep you focused on your childbirth experience.

Learning pain management techniques

Your providers from The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group will be there with you during labor to ensure the process is a smooth one.

Your doctor or midwife will work with you on pain management strategies, such as breathing exercises, to help you cope with pain and ensure the health of you and your baby during childbirth.

You can also expect to cope with the pain of contractions by changing positions throughout labor. Natural movements, such as walking or swaying, may be able to reduce the need for medications and help you feel more comfortable during labor.

Choosing natural childbirth delivery options

Not every woman is interested in delivering their baby in a hospital setting. Your midwife and obstetrician can help you plan for a birth at home or in water, so you can welcome your baby into a safe, comfortable environment.

Our team at The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group will help you with your natural birth plan in advance, so you’ll know exactly what to expect when labor begins. This planning can reduce some of the stress of the big event and help you focus on bringing your child into the world safely and naturally.

If you’re interested in natural childbirth, book an appointment online or over the phone with The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group to start planning your labor and delivery.

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