The NHA believes that childbirth is a natural process and that in most cases medical intervention is unnecessary. Proper nutrition can reduce the complications that would necessitate medical intervention.
Key to a healthy birth is preparation. This includes the parents' lifestyle. Diet, exercise, and mental attitude play a crucial role in preparation for birth.
Natural birth classes such as Bradley Childbirth Education classes are also very useful and recommended.
The NHA encourages potential parents to carefully interview midwives and obstetricians before choosing who will attend the birth of their child.