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Drawing the Line: What Do You Consider Natural Childbirth

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Natural? About ten hours before Margo was born.

Since Margo is about to turn three, I’ve recently been thinking a lot about her birth.  Margo was born in a hospital setting and her birth was considered a ‘natural childbirth’.  Spontaneous labour, (meaning that I had not been induced), no drugs, and we had a beautiful water birth.  I labored for 36 hours total and 18 of those hours were fully established.  It was, as I say, a marathon labor. Read the rest of this entry