The Best of Both Worlds
Natural hospital birth is often touted as the “best of both” as families can birth in a hospital setting, but have the comforts of home by making the hosptial as “home-like” as possible.
For women who desire the home birth atmosphere, but are more comfortable with a hospital delivery, natural hospital birth is the right fit.
Supported Labor and Childbirth
According to two Cochrane systematic reviews, women who receive labor support are 26% less likely to deliver via cesarean, 41% less likely to have a vacuum or forcep delivery, 28% less likely to use any analgesia or anesthesia and 33% less likely to be dissatisfied or to rate their birth experience negatively.
Hallmarks of Natural Hospital Birth
No IV unless necessary
Freedom to move
Ample eating and drinking