Natural childbirth is usually considered to be the best way for a woman to bring her baby to the world. However, this procedure may definitely bring certain risks, so many people are wondering why future moms would opt for this option at all since the cesarean section is now being performed almost routinely. On the other side, a cesarean section may bring other things, such as scars, so many women decide to undergo plastic surgery after the section. However, it is important to know that there are many benefits of such a birth and that some of these benefits also apply to the health of women in the later period. Although technology has advanced in this segment, it is enough to think that for centuries, women have brought their children to the world naturally and that there in most cases, there haven’t been many complications. Of course, this does not go if a pregnant woman is at risk and if for some reason the baby cannot come to the world naturally, being the reason why one such decision should not be made before consulting your gynecologist. Many women around the world today opt for a home birth as well, which is also praiseworthy, as home-born children all along with their mother, which is the healthiest and best way, but also of priceless value for both mother and newborn. In any case, the childbirth should be a positive and nice experience, not a trauma, therefore it is really important to educate yourself, go to lectures, read, and maintain a healthy communication with doctors. So, let’s see what are the benefits of natural birth.
- Shorter labor
In most of the cases, when it comes to natural childbirth, labor is quite shorter, as all that you do is listening to your body, without forcing anything.
- No epidurals and less medical interventions
It is widely known that epidurals prolong the labor, as they basically disconnect women from the natural pushing action, being the reason why some additional medical measures need to be undertaken.
- Facilitated breastfeeding
It has been proven that babies who are born natural way are more prone to easily engage in breastfeeding process. On the other side, babies exposed to an epidural usually have difficulties, being unable to start regularly breastfeeding for days.
- Health benefits for moms and babies
As being said previously, epidurals may bring to the fact that additional medical measures need to be undertaken, and all this may affect the health of both mom and baby. It is why natural childbirth is considered quite healthier in this regard.
- Faster recovery time
With natural childbirth, women take much less time to recover, as they listen to their body and do exactly what it signals them to do. Epidurals and other medical intervention can exhaust and affect the body to the point it may take weeks or even months before the recovery.
- Incredible connection and experience
When women are fully conscious during their labor, they are able to go through the whole process and to be aware of the significance of the whole experience. Although this may be a painful experience, all of the women later remember it as the most beautiful time of their lives.