Pregnancy / Prenatal Care
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Your wonderful parenting journey has just begun. The great thing about pregnancy and childbirth is that they are both very natural processes. You don’t need a medical degree in order to help a woman give birth. Similarly, you don’t have to go to a doctor to receive prenatal care if you don’t want to. You’ll probably still want to find some support, whether that’s from your partner, friend, or a family member. In the meantime, you can browse the prenatal topics to learn how to take care of yourself during pregnancy and how to do your own prenatal care (if you want to).
The best part about giving birth unassisted is that you can be in full control of your pregnancy from the very beginning. While doctors and midwives tend to follow routine prenatal protocols that include blood and urine samples, ultrasounds, and more, you don’t have to participate in all of that if you don’t want to. Most importantly, you’re going to want to inform yourself about the risks you’re taking when submitting to an ultrasound exam or drinking that glucose drink that’s supposed to test your blood sugar.