Natural childbirth helps women give birth using relaxation and breathing techniques as a means of relieving pain rather than medication.

There are many different methods of giving birth taught at childbirth classes and groups. The father or other labor partner learns how to support the mother physically and psychologically during the process of labor and delivery.

Using a natural childbirth approach depends on a complete understanding of the birth process and the different stages of labor in order for couples to be informed and actively involved in the birth process.