Here are some articles I’ve found on line on various topics relating to natural childbirth and pregnancy.
Pregnancy, more than ever, is a time to go natural. It's best to get as much of your vitamins and minerals as you can from food. However it is difficult to get the RDA - recommended daily allowance - (which is a minimum!) of some vitamins and minerals from food alone. Deficiency can manifest in many ways, making it difficult for your health care provider to identify. Therefore, it is best to support your pregnancy with natural, food-based supplements.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035730_prenatal_nutrition_pregnancy_supplements.html#ixzz24gFoE5H5
Probiotics in Pregnancy Prove Beneficial for Both Mom & Baby – Natural News
When a woman discovers she is pregnant, digestion issues quickly become an issue of concern. Increasing hormones, fatigue and stress disturb the healthy balance of good bacteria in the gut and cause a sluggish digestive system often leading to constipation, indigestion, nausea and vomiting.
Obstetricians will often prescribe mild pharmaceuticals to aid a woman's discomfort; however, all medication crosses the placenta and there is no real definitive research on the effects they can have on unborn child. These medications do nothing to resolve the problem, and if effective, only mask the symptoms. Probiotic consumption, however, treats the problem by restoring the balance of healthy bacteria in the intestines and by promoting regularity.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/030801_probiotics_pregnancy.html#ixzz24gIMe5R5
Everyone’s ideal birth is going to be different. Some women find the idea of a water birth to be awkward, while it’s another’s paradise. One woman sings through labor while another wants perfect silence. But one thing is universal -- a woman cannot have a say in the birth of her child if she doesn’t know what her options are. According to a new study from the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, women are frighteningly lacking in education about birth, even when they’re in their third trimester and facing it any day.
(NaturalNews) Many commonplace procedures that are practiced during routine, low risk, deliveries have no scientific evidence to back them up. These unnecessary medical processes can actually increase many risks in the mother and child. Many women are following the Midwife of Modern Midwifery, Ina May Gaskin, in a push to educate national policy makers and the public about reduced costs and improved outcomes associated with alternatives to hospital-based care. In an effort to educate on the need for maternity reform in the United States it is important for people to understand how these practices have no scientific baring.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/036443_childbirth_cesareans_health_risk.html#ixzz24gLrXVxx