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Natural vs Epidural Childbirth Amanda Joy Johnson Sierra College
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Abstract Women have been giving the gift of life for forever. Women started out giving birth when there was no such thing as doctors, hospitals, or medicine. These amazing women have an inborn part about them that knows how to give birth without needing medicine. Unfortunately, many women in the United States as well as other countries have fallen into the idea that medicine is the only way to give birth. Many women have heard horror stories about other women giving birth which creates an irrational fear in them; the idea that they need intervention and can't do it on their own. It's sad that women rely so heavily on medicine when they could have an incredible and empowering experience without the heavy dependance on medicine. This paper talks about the benefits and disadvantages for both natural and epidural births. The importance of choosing natural birth will outweigh the benefits of an epidural if measures are taken correctly. A small amount of women need intervention but most women potentially could have a natural birth which could benefit both the mom and the child. It is crucial for women to know the incredible benefits of what a natural birth could look like if they would give it a chance.
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Introduction Giving birth naturally has unfortunately nearly become a thing of the past. Women have become too fearful of the pain of child labor. Many women have heard horror stories of the pain their close friends, family members, or acquaintances had to endure. What is not being heard very often is how women have given birth since the beginning of time when options like epidurals, doctors, and hospitals were not available and they had to rely upon themselves to push the baby out. It's time to take a step back and consider natural birth instead of automatically thinking 'I need an epidural'. Women are stronger then they know, they did not suddenly become immune to giving birth on their own, it's still in them. Too often medicalized childbirth happens when it was not necessary. Fox & Worts (1999) found out the following: Ann Oakley and Barbara Katz Rothman are sociologists who have generated very persuasive assessment of the medical model of childbirth. During the outpouring of the feminist writings the goal was to show valid claims about gender inequality- Oakley and Katz Rothman were the women who presented the idea that medicalized childbirth disempowers women. (P. 328) This topic is of interest to me because someday I plan to have children, and like most mothers, I want to do what's best and healthiest for me and my children. I never really considered giving birth naturally until I started researching, as well as talking to friends and family members who have chosen to give birth naturally. Now it's clear to me that giving birth naturally is the only way to go for me. Benefits of giving birth naturally
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