Lesson 2 of 3
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Part 2: How Modern Hospital Practices Undermine Natural Birth

January 28, 2024

This next section shows how current common hospital policies and procedures during labor and delivery physically stress the mother and baby, increase risk, and undermine what would otherwise be a smooth natural process. It focuses on the downsides of induced labor, fetal monitoring, medications, anesthesia, and delivery positions.

Key Takeways:

  • Inducing labor is inconsistent and leads to fetal distress, prompting interventions
  • Fetal monitoring often necessitates puncturing, causing further problems
  • Pain medications depress critical systems for mother and baby
  • Anesthesia stalls labor, prompting vacuum, forceps, cesarean section
  • Flat birthing positions impede blood flow and require working against gravity