Vaginal Birth

A vaginal birth is the \"natural\" way to deliver a baby. If you're considering a vaginal birth, check out our natural birth tips. Plus learn about what to expect from a vaginal birth, water birth, and more.

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The Pros and Cons of Epidurals vs. ‘Natural Births’

Trying to weigh the benefits of “natural birth” against getting an epidural? Read about the pros and cons of each birthing option, as well as two real-life stories of different deliveries.

13 Tips for Having a Successful Non-Medicated, Low-Intervention 'Natural' Birth 

Birthing your child without drugs isn't easy, but it’s usually possible. Follow these guidelines to create a “natural birth” plan with minimal interventions.

Vaginal Tearing During Childbirth: What You Need to Know

Scared of getting a tear down there? Here’s why vaginal tears happen—and what you can do about it before and after birth.

Can I Have a Water Birth in a Hospital?

Most water births take place at home or in birthing centers, but some hospitals will accommodate your requests as well. Here’s what you need to know about having a water birth in a hospital.

Water Birth: Pros, Cons, and What You Need to Know

What is a water birth, and is it safe for a mother and her baby? Get the facts about this natural delivery experience.

The HypnoBirthing Technique: Everything You Need to Know

HypnoBirthing teaches self-hypnosis to combat fear and pain during labor. Learn more about the natural childbirth method and decide whether it’s right for you.

More Vaginal Birth

Pregnancy Confidential Podcast Week 28: Natural Birth

Find out what's going on in week 28 of your pregnancy on this podcast episode of Pregnancy Confidential.

VBAC Stories: One Mom’s Experience with Vaginal Birth After C-Section

I desperately wanted to experience natural childbirth, and I wasn’t going to let my C-section scar—or my doctor’s policy—stop me.