Natural child birth in hospitals

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Child birth is an exciting but intimidating time. Deciding which way you want to bring your new bundle of joy into the world can make your head spin.

We have one example in this week's Neighborhood Health Watch.

Dr. Courtney Legum-Wenk is noticing an increasing trend natural childbirth in hospitals.

She encourages patients to ask their providers what they can offer, and what are the policies of their hospitals.

Many myths exist which just are not true regarding the hospital experience and the ability to provide an environment which is both safe to the mother and infant.

Patients should be open and honest with their providers about individual expectations and goals about their childbirth experience.

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