Cesarean Awareness: Reduce Risk Tip #3 - Let Labor Begin on its Own

Unless there is a compelling medical reason to artificially initiate labor, let labor begin on its own. Your risk of having a cesarean birth is reduced if labor begins spontaneously. Full term, spontaneous labor permits important processes in mother's and baby's bodies to carry through to completion and indicates readiness for birth. Hospital birth culture in Erie, PA requires you to be ready to have this conversation with your provider. Take an independent childbirth education class to help you to prepare (Tip #4!). Erie Doulas can refer you to quality local classes.

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