Birth is natural first. Thankfully, technology and skilled surgeons save lives, and they do it in unnatural ways. Even then, medical experts interact with something marvelously natural.
So whatever surprises labor brings, I can have a solid understanding of birth. I can keep a natural view, even during a c-section. A drug-free, vaginal delivery is rewarding, but a natural perspective is key to a satisfying experience.
Here's what a natural perspective gets:
1. My body instinctively grows, delivers, and nurtures my baby.
2. My baby instinctively participates in birth.
3. Birth involves interaction of body, mind, heart, and spirit - for mother and baby.
A natural method of delivery is not guaranteed. What I can do for sure is see my body and my baby as natural marvels. What amazes you about birth?
Want more info? Try Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin or http://naturalbirthblog.com/ from a delightful mom.