Tips for Having a Natural Childbirth

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Natural Childbirth at The Birthing Center of NY

Looking for a truly natural childbirth? The Birthing Center of New York is the newest private free standing birthing facility in New York, providing professional care in a luxurious, soothing family-centric environment throughout your pregnancy. We cater to your needs for a natural birthing experience. Our midwives are experienced, caring and committed to your care. Our facility is overseen by a board certified OBGYN. We strive to ensure the best outcomes for you and your baby – SAFETY is our top priority!

If you’re thinking about having a natural vaginal birth, our center can accommodate low risk patients. We offer these tips to help ease the stress of the birthing process:

Get a solid prenatal education
Sign up for one of our birthing classes. Our child birth class covers how labor and birth work and natural labor pain management techniques, such as breathing, relaxation and other coping mechanisms. We also offer postpartum and breastfeeding, baby care, and our 5 hour – all inclusive course.

Dr. Lisa Eng specializes in natural childbirth
Lisa Eng, D. O. is Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology. She received her medical degree from NY College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1990. Her osteopathic rotating internship and residency in obstetrics & gynecology were completed at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Eng has been in private practice since 1995 and is the owner of New Life Ob/Gyn, LLP as well as The Birthing Center of NY.

We also have a team of midwives, doulas’ and labor nurses. Your chances for achieving your goal are increased if the people taking care of you are on the same page. You might also want to hire a doula and, if you’re delivering in a hospital, ask for a labor nurse who’s into natural births, too.

Don’t gain too much weight
Labor tends to go more smoothly for women who aren’t overweight. They have fewer complications and require fewer medical interventions.

Go for a low-intervention pregnancy
Women who “go low” during pregnancy set a precedent for going low-intervention during labor, too. If you don’t have any particular health problems, opt for fewer rather than more tests, treatments and interventions during your pregnancy. Obviously, some tests are important for every mother, but many are entirely optional.We will let you know if tests or procedures are recommended, explain whether or not you need it, if it will change or improve your health or if you’d be just fine without it.

Spend early labor at home
You should move around, get in the tub, eat, drink and go for walks. When your contractions begin to occur consistently less than five minutes apart and feel as if they are getting stronger for at least a couple hours no matter what you do, then you should come to The Birthing Center of NY.

Use water
A shower, bathtub, birthing pool and hot compresses are Mother Nature’s tools for easing pain and helping you relax. Spend as much time as possible in water.

Use your prenatal education
Breathe, meditate, relax, try acupuncture, move, change positions, get a massage, listen to music, whatever it takes. We offer a wide range of wellness and relaxation services to help you ease the pain and stresses of labor and child birth. In addition to our birthing classes, we also offer refresher courses to help you brush up on the skills and techniques you learned in our Birthing Classes.

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