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Vaginal Childbirth

Seeking support for a vaginal birth?

We have the experience to guide you with or without medication.

The epidural rate for our patients is about 60%. Village Obstetrics supports our patients through whatever method or level of pain medication is necessary for birth.

Best Pain Management for Labor is a Complex Question

The answer is personal and different for every woman.

These are some we have heard in support of using less medication with birth:

Determination, Doula & Doctor

Our triple D winning recipe.

Our patients tell us unmedicated vaginal childbirth can be a huge personal achievement. Like many difficult feats, it isn’t easy and sometimes not possible on the first try. If you want it, give yourself time, and we promise you can do it (baring an unexpected complication with the baby or placenta- that’s the luck factor). If you don’t get there for your first delivery then, you still can for your second.

Vera Krijn, Certified Reflexologist & Nutritionist. 

Birth Goes Better with a Doula

Here is a list of Doulas we love with links to their sites.

Bold Doula

Denise Bolds
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Mindful Birth

Mary Esther
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The New York Doula

Stephanie Heintzeler
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The Childbearing Year

Maiysha Kramer
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Full Birth

Bonu deCaires
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Labor of Love

Catherine Stewart-Lindley
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Just for You Doula

Tanisha Evans-Marin
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Labor of Love

Terry Richmond
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manhattan birth

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Carriage House Birth

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NYC Birth Village Doulas

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Birth Focus

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The national medical consensus is that
a vaginal birth is better for mom and baby.

However, if cesarean is needed we are experts at fast and safe surgery.

“Women having their first births are up to 10 times more likely to have a cesarean than women having their second or subsequent child. With current U.S. Obstetric practices, if the first birth results in a cesarean delivery, then over 90 percent of all subsequent births will be cesarean. The opposite holds true:  if the first birth is vaginal, more than 90% of all subsequent births will be vaginal.”

The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative—2011