- comfort measures and positions for labor
- the stages of labor
- when to go to the hospital or birth center
- progressive relaxation
Childbirth Class LessonDoes how you move effect your labor? You bet! This week we'll focus on labor, labor positioning and being a good coach. Dealing with the labor, getting to your place of birth and comfort measures are key components of class number three.
Getting to the Hospital
Planning your route to the hospital can save you crucial minutes and prevent baby from being born in the car.
Labor: The Real Thing
A hot topic in everyone's mind is, 'Will I know when it's really labor?'
Labor Positions Guide
Labor is all about movement. The more positions you use in labor, the better you are able to help labor be faster and more comfortable. Here are some of the best positions for labor.
Labor Positions with a Partner
Having someone help you with positioning for labor and birth is of great benefit. Not only is there someone else to remember which position works well with what situation, but there is also the physical comfort of having someone touching you.
Labor Positions with a Birth Ball
Here are some great labor positions to use with a birth ball.
Last night in childbirth class I started teaching about labor. I love to hear the stories that others have heard about labor, particularly how does labor start. There is such a wide variety in experiences and beliefs about labor. While this is true, it is also important that you have the basics of labor down pat for when it's your turn to give birth.
Tense Release Relaxation
A simple relaxation technique for everyone.