The Two Most Important Decisions When Planning Your Birth

When a woman becomes pregnant and begins to think about the birth, she quickly realizes there are many choices ahead to make. “Do I want to use medication? Do I want a natural birth? Do I need a cesarean? What’s an episiotomy? What will this cost? What does insurance cover?” Pregnancy can seem like a daunting time of research and self-evaluation. And I’m not here to tell you it shouldn’t be. It’s in our maternal nature to begin thinking through these options to find out what kind of mother we want to be and what kind of children we want to raise. But I would like to offer what I believe to be the two most important decisions you’ll make when planning your birth: care provider and location...

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