Birthing is the process of delivering a baby from the womb. There are three ways of birthing:
- Normal Spontanous Delivery – when a pregnant female delivers her baby in the normalmanner, without forceps, vacuum extraction, or a cesarean section.
- Cesarean section – a surgical procedure for delivering one or more babies from the mother’s womb by making an incision on the mother’s abdomen and cutting through the uterine walls to deliver the baby/babies.
- Water Birthing– process of delivering vaginally while immersed in a tub of water. It is described as a “gentle birthing ” because from a water environment inside the mother’s womb, the baby is delivered to a similar water environment.