Both Devizes and Malmesbury maternity units currently provide 24 hour ante and post natal care and birthing facilities.
Mums-to-be in Swindon are meant to be given the different birthing options when they meet with their community midwives.
a birthing chair
Of course, the pain associated with birthing was considered entirely natural, while the protraction of pain and suffering associated with foot-binding was altogether an intentional act of the human will.
Enquire about the little things you and your birthing partner can do to make the birth as comfortable and familiar as possible.
Before, nurses had come and gone, but no one had mentioned trying alternate birthing positions.
The UK is progressive in the area of birthing (believe it or not) compared to Australia, but at this rate it is slipping fast.
Birthing in the Pacific meets a gap in the literature on pregnancy and birthing by offering a set of high quality essays on a hitherto neglected region.
I'd read different books on natural birthing and was willing to take the chance.
While childbirth was acknowledged as potentially dangerous to both mother and child, birthing was viewed as a natural process, and midwives intervened as little as possible.