How do you define a natural labor? Would being induced still be considered natural?
Quoting Pandapanda: Natural = spontaneous labor that remains unaugmented, with no use of pain medications.
Natural labor= no drugs. IMO. :)
Sometimes an induction is needed therefor the labor can still be natural... I don't think that if you get induced (especially by more natural means-- not pitocin) that it means you did not have a natural labor or birth.
Natural is a natural occuring labor. No induction, no meds. That's why with my daughters I say I had a "pain med free" labor, lol. My son was a "nautral" labor (no induction, no meds of any sort).
Great responses! Ty. It didn't occur to me until recently that being induced would not be considered natural. It makes sense why it wouldn't be. Anything interfering with the birthing process would not be natural. Although, sometimes it is medically necessary. Or even preferred by some mother's, like the epidural. Well, no matter how it's done the most important part is the end result - A healthy Mama and Baby. :-) Thanks for giving your input.
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