If you want to have a natural birth, that does not mean that you have to home birth. The majority of natural births take place in a hospital. There is a lot you can do to set yourself up for success in navigating through the policies and procedures of a hospital to have an intervention-free birth. This episode gets into some challenges you may face in the hospital, how to overcome those obstacles, and how to set yourself up for a successful natural hospital birth. Whether you are planning a birth with some interventions or planning to avoid them entirely, this episode has some great tips on how to distinguish between early and active labor, how to communicate with your care provider, and what you can do to prepare for the birth experience you want.
Samantha Lee Wright is a childbirth educator and doula, and she is a pro on navigating a natural birth in a hospital. She hosts the #1 essential oil podcast on iTunes and Stitcher, The Essential Oil Revolution. She teaches various ways to use essential oils and other healthy living tips to help families take control of their health.