Like all forces of nature, birth can be unpredictable.
It's possible that an intervention becomes part of your birth story. We believe it's really important that you understand what those interventions are, so that if they come up you can confidently make decisions about them with your care team. Some of the interventions we discuss are rare, while others are more common.
I'll also share some ideas about how to maintain an empowering birth experience, even if you end up with an intervention that you did not originally intend.
Additional reading for this lesson—
- Planning an epidural? Here are 4 ways to have the best experience possible
- 7 ways to increase your chances of having a vaginal birth
Meditations for relaxation + meditation before + during birth
Your birth class lessons—
Lesson 2: What happens when labor begins?
Lesson 5: How to handle interventions with ease
Lesson 7: How to rock your postpartum