Lamaze Healthy Birth Practice: Avoid Interventions that Are Not Medically Necessary


Adapted from Giving Birth with Confidence, 3rd Edition

Although research shows that routine and unnecessary interference in the natural process of labor and birth is not likely to be beneficial — and may indeed be harmful — most U.S. births today are intervention intensive. A majority of people surveyed for Listening to Mothers III experienced the following interventions during labor:

Learn more about each of the interventions listed above by clicking on the link. 

Learn more information about the benefits of avoiding unnecessary medical interventions in birth, including specific benefits and risks of each intervention:

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