Natural Childbirth: Care Guidelines

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Benjawan Klaitabtim


     Natural childbirth is one of alternative birth methods that benefits to the woman giving birth, the baby born, the family, the economy and society. Natural childbirth promotes physical, mental, emotional, and social readiness, leading to satisfaction in childbirth, reduces anxiety, the use of analgesics, unnecessary medical intervention in the birth process, the use of obstetric procedures, and costs. The women giving birth and the family will be involved during the childbirth process. The nurse facilitates to ensure readiness of the woman’s body throughout the birthing process by following the six concepts, including 1) compassionate care, 2) psychological, emotional, and social care, 3) avoiding unnecessary routine medical activities, 4) avoiding interference in the natural childbirth process, 5) relieving pain without medications and 6) the complete use of natural birthing process.


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Klaitabtim, B. (2018). Natural Childbirth: Care Guidelines. Journal of Research in Nursing-Midwifery and Health Sciences, 38(1), 111–119. Retrieved from


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