- how to push and positions for pushing
- the third stage of labor (placenta)
- birth plans and doulas
- using visualization and vocalization
Childbirth Class LessonClass four brings us to the exciting pushing stage of labor! At the end of pushing is when you will finally meet and hold your baby for the first time. We also go over birth planning and the use of doulas, professional labor support. How to push, choosing the right position and advocating for yourself are key components of class number four.
Labor and birth can be a very exciting time in your life. It is definitely one of the most memorable. Learning to work your way through can help you enjoy the experience and relax. Here is our basic level quiz!
Learn key factors to the pushing phase, second stage of labor. From positions to breathing, we've got the answers.
Learn how professional labor support can help you and your family have a safer and more satisfying birth.
Birth is a powerful force. These birth stories have been graciously sent by our readers so that you may share their experiences, and gain knowledge of alternatives and practices. They have not been edited for medical accuracy. If you have a question about something you read here, please do not hesitate to ask your practitioner. We hope you enjoy the stories!
How to get your preferences for birth and postpartum known to your medical and support team.
Music for Labor
What about music for labor? We know it can help soothe and relax us by releasing endorphins. What music would you want to listen to? If you used it was it helpful? Share your ideas with us!
Getting to the Hospital Too Soon
Why you might want to wait before going to the hospital to have your baby.