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12 Reasons to Try for a Natural Birth

“Κι ένα τέταρτο μητέρας αρκεί για δέκα ζωές, και πάλι κάτι θα περισσέψει που να το ανακράξεις σε στιγμή μεγάλου κινδύνου” – Οδυσσέας Ελύτης

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Me and my husband are so tempted to have a water birth. I can't wait to visit the hospital to have a talk and show around

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from East Tennessee Doula & Birth Services

Essential Oils During Labor

Essential Oils During Labor — for nausea, back pain, stalled labor, fear & anxiety, and uterine discomfort from [Hello, Darling] Doula & Photography

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Giving birth in water (rather than labouring in it) is a relatively recent development in the Western world. The first water birth that we know about in Europe was in 1803 in France. A mother whose labour had been extremely long and difficult was finally helped to give birth in a tub of warm water.

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Mama Laboring in the Birthing Pool #waterbirth #homebirth #childbirth #birth…

from Parents

These Award-Winning Photos Capture Childbirth in All Its Raw Beauty

2016 best in delivery photo

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from BuzzFeed

This Stunning Birth Photo Captured Something That Occurs In Less Than 1 In 80,000 Births

The California-based photographer, who has attended over 70 births, said that the parents were incredibly calm despite the fact they were essentially on their own until the medical team could get there. | This Stunning Birth Photo Captured Something That Occurs In Less Than 1 In 80,000 Births