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Natural Childbirth Specialist

The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group

Gynecology & Obstetrics located in Brooklyn, NY & Staten Island, NY

Many women harbor the desire to have their baby in as natural a way as possible, but it can be scary wondering how you’ll cope with the pain or what happens if anything goes wrong. This is where the team of experienced obstetricians and midwives at The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group in Park Slope, Bay Ridge, and Staten Island, New York, can help by using their expertise to guide and support you. Call one of the offices today or book an appointment online.

Natural Childbirth Q & A

What is natural childbirth?

Natural childbirth means having a baby with minimal interference -- with no drugs or medical interventions. Women who’ve experienced natural childbirth often find it calming and comfortable, and it’s becoming a far more popular option.

It’s important to have the guidance of knowledgeable and sympathetic obstetricians and midwives, such as the team at The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group, who are committed to helping women have the best possible medication-free, low-intervention pregnancy, and birth. If you’d like to discuss natural childbirth, call one of the offices or schedule a visit using the online booking tool.

The aim of having a baby naturally is to follow your instinctive behaviors, for example, sitting in warm water, and crouching or kneeling if it’s more comfortable. A midwife is on hand throughout the process to guide your breathing and pain management, encourage you, and make sure both you and baby are doing well.

Is natural childbirth safe?

Women have been having babies naturally for thousands of years, and in the main, it’s a perfectly safe way to give birth. When you visit The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group, your medical team assesses your health and discusses the option of natural childbirth with you. Midwives attend home births so you won’t be going it alone if you opt for natural childbirth, and emergency medical help will be on hand should there be any complications on the day.

Of course, there are times when women have health issues that mean they need monitoring in the hospital, and if this is the case, you can discuss with your team how to have as natural a birth as possible while still managing any risk factors.

Where can I have a natural birth?

This is up to you and your midwife or obstetrician. You don’t have to choose between a natural and in-hospital birth, as there are other options that may suit you better. For example, you could choose to have your baby at a birthing center, where the environment is calm and relaxing, but you’re closer to medical facilities if you should need them.

Birthing centers are a good option for women who have pre-existing medical conditions or are nervous about not being able to access anesthesia, as they can aim for the natural experience while being reassured that if they change their minds, hospital facilities are close at hand.

The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group specializes in providing a natural childbirth experience, tailored to each woman’s needs. Call them for more information or book an appointment online today.