The term "natural childbirth"

The term natural childbirth kind of bothers me. I think natural childbirth should refer to all vaginal births, with or without medication. It seems like the majority of people only consider natural childbirth to be drug free childbirth.

What do you think the term natural childbirth should mean?

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4Katie
    05/19/14
    8Theresa Gould
    Hmmm....I'm on the side with no medication, vaginal birth seems all encompassing when it comes to the method but natural implies no help, no drugs to me.
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    05/19/14
    4Katie
    I guess I wonder where the line is drawn. Most moms get IV fluids, monitoring, etc. That doesn't see natural. But I also see your point.
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