Evidence based care (practice or medicine) is a term that is used a lot these days when it comes to birth. What exactly does that mean?
You can see by the diagram that it is where the three factors intersect.
The first step, even before you choose your clinical care provider, is to figure out what your values and expectations are for your pregnancy and birth. This will likely involve some soul-searching. It will involve you learning about what’s happening with your body, and how to take care of yourself.
Learn what you can about birth, watch positive birth videos, and speak to others who have had positive birth experiences.
Check out the hospitals, and birth centers in your area. Learn about homebirth. Be open to exploring all options before you rule anything out.
Think about these questions:
How do you view your overall health?
Do you use western medicine frequently? (doctor visits, prescription drugs, over the counter meds)
Do you generally eat healthfully and exercise?
Do you know what best practices (produce the best outcomes) are for pregnancy and birth
Can you tell if the information you receive is factual?
What are your desires for your birth?
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