Research has shown that medical professionals unnecessary intervention may not give freedom to labor woman regarding decisions so the way of communication by medical professionals should be with respect which gives support and care to the birthing woman.
Numerous women around the world give birth to babies without medical intervention in this natural process. For them, the most valuable care is the constant presence of a midwife or other skilled attendant who creates an environment which supports their hormonal and physical processes.
Midwives, the experts in physiological, undisturbed birth, have been providing and arguing for the supportive care of birthing mothers for periods.
However, while they want to exercise their professional autonomy to give care which centers around the mother's individual needs during what can be a dangerous time they are increasingly battling with their employers and a professional blame culture to do so. "Active management of labor" interfere in the natural process, with the aim of preventing labor delay.
A new guideline from the World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that medical professionals' approach to caring for and supporting women in childbirth must change to recognize the unnecessary intervene.
The WHO acknowledges that the main reason for the implementation of the humanistic model of care is the increasing medicalization of natural childbirth processes. The "birth script" which involves repeated use of a particular type of language and habitual interventions, sets doctors and midwives as the experts and holders of the mysterious and specialist knowledge of birth.
Doctors control the experience of birth by presenting choices, chances and clinical indicators in ways which do not reinforce or even mention the fact that the majority of births can happen with little intervention.
Research shows that how midwives and doctors communicate with women makes them more likely to make choices which are in line with the professionals' preferences. The way that things are phrased seems to pressure individuals towards specific decisions. For example, using the phrase "we just need to" makes it harder for a woman to say no to intervention.
By changing the language used by medical professionals while talking to expectant mothers could change the decisions of them about the labor. And this idea has been supported by NICE guidelines which suggest doctors and midwives communicate concerning birthing woman.
Currently, women do not have the freedom to make decisions without being pressurized into taking specific options such as declining invasive examinations in labor, or into giving birth in certain places because it is believed to be in their best interests.
Research has shown that changing the "birth script" allows the birthing woman to understand their innate ability to birth without intervention, and make informed choices that are in line with their own needs and preferences.