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Today on The Natural Birth Podcast we have Amanda
Amanda is a mum of 2 from Virginia, USA.
She planned to have a natural birth with both her babies, the first cared for by an obstetrician and her second with midwives.
And though she had prepared for and wanted a natural birth with her first she ended up going down the medicalized route guided by her OB.
The second time around she changed practitioners until she found the right fit where she felt safe and whom she trusted.
And with midwives at her service she had the natural birth she had envisioned.
It has actually been found that women who plan to birth at home has a far higher normal birth rate at 90% compared to the women birthing in the hospital which is at 60%.
To birth with midwives compared to obstetricians has similar stats.
This is important to consider when choosing your care provider.
You can be fully prepared and believe in natural birth but if your care provider or the culture at the hospital doesn’t have the same you have a bigger chance of not having the natural birth you want.
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