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Childbirth Methods Directory

While many women give birth vaginally in a hospital setting, there are a variety of childbirth methods to choose from. You should always discuss these with your doctor to be sure all your needs and your baby's needs will be met however you give birth. A C-section is another popular method of childbirth. Some women choose it, while others must have a C-section for health reasons. Home birth, water birth, and silent birth are other childbirth options. Many of these types of births are overseen by a midwife. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about different methods of childbirth, pros and cons, safety concerns, and much more.

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While a traditional hospital birth is still popular, more women are exploring new and different childbirth options.

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