Unmedicated Childbirth

Unmedicated Childbirth Message Board

Anxiety as well as excitement about the unknown is common, especially for first-time mothers. Though we all know that millions upon billions of women have given birth before, we do not know what it will be like for each of us. The experience of birth is universal yet it remains a mystery. Like love, labor is difficult to describe in words. Still, it is the work of each pregnant woman to seek a personal understanding of and commitment to the process of childbirth.

To meet the stronger contractions of active labor, we must develop our own coping styles that are naturally activated to cope through the pain, rather than merely relax. On the Unmedicated Childbirth board you will find resources to help you prepare for your unmedicated birth as well as support from other women who desire a similar experience.

If you've never participated in message board before, you'll be surprised by how easy it is to get answers to your questions from experienced moms. You don't need to be an iVillage member to read messages, but if you want to post, just click on the "join now" link at the very top right hand corner of the message board page. Membership is free and it just takes a few minutes to sign up.

Resources for Unmedicated Childbirth:
-- Unmedicated Childbirth Board Website
-- Pregnancy Calendar
-- 30 Comfort Measures to Ease Labor Pain
-- Hypnosis for Childbirth: Is It for You?
-- Labor Without Drugs
-- What is a Doula?

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