Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions about natural birth & the role of a doula.
Typically, women choose to give birth in a hospital, a free-standing birth center, or at home.
You can choose to push while standing, on your hands and knees, or while squatting. These are options beyond the more common reclining then sitting up and pushing position.
The most common labor-coping techniques are breathing, movement, massage and the use of essential oils.
Procedures you want to know about and discuss in advance include those listed below. Note that the items listed as “delayed” can be delayed for up to an hour so that you have more time to bond skin to skin with your baby. o Delayed cord clamping o Vitamin K injection o Delayed bath o Erythromycin eye ointment o Delayed weight, height measurements o Circumcision