Pros and cons of home and water birth

Professional Doula Ana Paula Markel, shares advice for pregnant women on what the various pros and cons of having a water birth at home are
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Pros and cons of home and water birth

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The pros and cons of home birth and water birth. Women birth better where they feel safest. Some women feel safest at a hospital. Some women feel better at home. It is important to remember that in order to have a home birth, a woman needs to be low risk, she needs to live within close distance to a hospital, and her midwife works very closely with a backup situation. The benefits of having a home birth and a water birth is the privacy of your own home. You don't have to go anywhere in labor. People come to you and take care of you. Labor and birth can happen in the most primitive and intuitive format. In a water birth, when the baby comes out, the transition to womb to air is a little bit slower, and a little bit easier on the mother and baby. Water has amazing calming effects to the laboring mom. In consequence to the baby, as well. It is a beautiful way to welcome a baby.

Professional Doula Ana Paula Markel, shares advice for pregnant women on what the various pros and cons of having a water birth at home are

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Ana Paula Markel

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Ana Paula Markel is the mother of four children. Having experienced two cesarean births, a medicated vaginal birth and a natural birth (in that order,) Ana Paula discovered a passionate interest in the childbirth process. Her goal is to assist mothers and families to explore the many options available in childbirth and to take responsibility for their choices.

Ana Paula has been teaching a very fun and active childbirth preparation workshop in Los Angeles for the past nine years and has supported hundreds of families during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. Ana is also a doula trainer for DONA International and has been mentoring new doulas for the past six years. Ana Paula is honored to serve as Director of International Development for DONA International and to be on the advisory board for PAM (Pregnancy Awareness month.) In 2008 Ana founded BINI Birth, a center in Los Angeles dedicated to the childbirth education field, doula training and green pregnancy retail. BINI offers a variety of classes for pregnant couples and new parents. BINI offers yoga, Hypnobirthing, breastfeeding classes and support groups for new mothers and Ana’s very popular workshops. BINI Birth is also the premiere doula referral service in Los Angeles. Ana Paula is passionate about connecting families of all backgrounds with their ideal birth support.

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