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Unassisted Childbirth

Many women today are choosing to  take responsibility for their own births.  They are learning to  trust their bodies to know how to give birth.  While they are glad that medical technology and doctors are there when there is a real need, they are realizing that pregnancy is not an illness and does not require a doctor's care, and that birth is a private and intimate experience that should only be shared with those closest to you.

Many women who choose solitary birth choose to deliver their own babies alone, without even the company of their husbands, family, or friends.  For some thoughts on this, go to

 Who Should Be At Your Birth?

 Where Should You Give Birth?

 Who Should Be In Control of Your Birth?

 Learn To Trust Your Body

 Take Responsibility for Your Own Health


Return to  The Online Childbirth Class Menu to learn about caring for yourself during pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

Links to Unassisted Birth Websites

 Bornfree! The Unassisted Childbirth Page

 The Unassisted Childbirth Forum

 Bob's Unassisted Homebirth Site

 Unassisted Homebirth

 The Instinct of Birth

 Unassisted Waterbirth


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