Birth without medication

Ana Paula Markel, Professional Doula, explains the best methods that women use for giving birth naturally without any medications, and how it is essential to make the woman feel safe and unobserved
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Birth without medication

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Women actually give birth without medication all the time. Natural child birth is an option, it's a choice. A woman needs to be committed and wants to do that. And the preparation, how they cope with the discomfort, with the sensations of labor vary from woman to woman. Some women prefer to cope through meditation, breathing techniques, being really quiet and peaceful, while other women like to be loud and move a lot and communicate with her team every sensation that she's feeling. But there are various ways of coping. What the studies really show is that when a woman feels safe during her birthing experience and unobserved, she always finds a way to cope. It's a mammalian behavior; we know how to cope as long as we're feeling safe and unobserved. And the other good news is that the pleasure sensations of our bodies travel to our brains faster than the pain sensations. So if she had somebody massaging her, taking care of her, she will find a way to cope.

Ana Paula Markel, Professional Doula, explains the best methods that women use for giving birth naturally without any medications, and how it is essential to make the woman feel safe and unobserved

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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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