Natural Birth Versus Medicalized Birth

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Natural Birth Versus Medicalized Birth
There has been a long debate over which birthing method women should use today: natural versus medicalized. The World Health Organization defines natural birth as a vaginal birth without the use of any.. and medicalized birth as being .. However, medicalized births are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. The use of technology and medical interventions in the birthing process has increased despite the unchanged basic physiology of childbirth. One of the most common medical interventions in the birthing process is having a cesarean delivery. Despite the known risks of having a cesarean section performed, the rates of this procedure have increased much higher than the
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This paper is to also educate women about the benefits and risks of a natural birth versus a medicalized birth; and how their birthing process can have physical and emotional impacts on their health in the future.
Synopsis of Three Research Articles
Article 1 In the article, “Why do primigravidae request caesarean section in a normal pregnancy?” invests in gaining a deeper understanding of why Iranian first time mothers request caesarean section without any medical indication. The caesarean section rate (CS) has increased to 47.5% in public hospitals as well as 79.1% in private hospitals. The continuous rise in the CS rate has become a major public health issue worldwide. It is stated in the article that it is now recognized that performing a CS without any medical need does not offer any health advantages to the mother and infant, and has increased health risks from both emotional as well as physical perspectives in comparison to vaginal births.
Fourteen participants aged 18-31 years old from Iran were included in this qualitative study. The participants were primigravidae who requested caesarean section without any medical indication. Each participant was interviewed face-face with semi-structured interviews to allow for flexibility, and make it possible to ask detailed questions to clarify or elaborate on the participants’ responses.
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