Should you wish to give birth naturally, we will fully support you in your decision and under no circumstances discourage you from it. It is a fact that the rate of Cesarean births (C-sections) is on the rise; nevertheless, there is absolutely no reason you should be anxious about the birth of your baby.
At minimum, you should be aware of the following points:
- The time of labor is difficult to predict, as it can occur any time between week 37 and 42 of pregnancy.
- Should there be any problems during the delivery, a C-section may become necessary.
- Perineal tear is possible, yet in most cases this heals without subsequent problems.
- An epidural is a feasible method of countering labor pain.