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Natural birth

Natural birth occurs when a woman experiences a vaginal delivery without the assistance of medical interventions, such as anesthesia or an epidural. Instead, women opt for relaxation and natural pain relief methods.

Unmedicated birth

When creating your birth plan, we want you to have every option, including medication-free childbirth.

At HealthONE, we can help you give birth with the help of natural pain relievers. Our hospital-based birth centers offer a range of services to support low-intervention and unmedicated labor and delivery. With compassion and expertise, our maternity teams help you experience childbirth your way.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Our unmedicated childbirth program

We know you want to make the best choice for you and your growing family. If this means that you want to limit medical interventions for a more natural childbirth experience, we support you. All our labor and delivery hospitals provide options for drug-free birth in calming, comfortable environments. As an added benefit, this also means full-service medical care is just steps away should you or your baby need it.

Low-intervention birth care

Features of each hospital vary based on location, but many of our facilities provide:

  • Doula services
  • Family-centered care
  • Holistic pain management and labor support tools
  • Lactation support
  • Midwifery care
  • Nurses with special training in physiologic birth
  • Spacious, all-private rooms
  • Video and audio technology to aid in relaxation

Many of our labor and delivery teams offer techniques that can help you have an easier birth by getting the baby into the best position to fit your pelvis. These strategies are also important when labor seems long, is overly painful or stalls.


Amenities to support unmedicated birth

The details of your birth plan are important to us. This is why we offer multiple options to support the natural birth experience through unmedicated pain management equipment in the birthing rooms.

Many of our rooms are equipped with in-room soaking tubs, squat bars, rocking chairs and birthing balls. Our nurses have received specialized training on comfort and support measures for childbirth, and we also welcome doula services.

As another benefit, in-room massages are available for a small fee. Massage during labor can help decrease labor pain, stress and anxiety.


Preparing for an unmedicated birth

We look forward to helping you achieve the low-intervention birth you and your family envision. To ensure the safety of you and your baby, we encourage you to take a few extra steps to ensure you are as prepared as possible:

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