Birth Day

    Birth Day


    Healthy Birth Practice 4: Avoid interventions that are not medically necessary
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 19, 2012 07:05 PM

    Although research shows that routine and unnecessary interference in the natural process of labor and birth is not likely to be beneficial—and may indeed be harmful—most U.S. births today are intervention-intensive. A majority of women surveyed for Listening to Mothers experienced......

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    Healthy Birth Practice 3: Bring a loved one, friend or doula for continuous support
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 18, 2012 07:05 PM

    In childbirth, as in many aspects of life, we humans do better when we’re surrounded by those we trust, people who tell us we’re doing well and encourage us forward. Good labor support is not watching the clock and checking IV lines and fetal monitor printouts. ...

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    Healthy Birth Practice 2: Walk, move around and change positions throughout labor
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 17, 2012 07:05 PM

    Moving in labor serves two very important purposes. First, it helps you cope with increasingly strong and painful contractions, which signals your body to keep labor going. Second, it helps gently wiggle your baby into your pelvis and through your birth canal....

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    Healthy Birth Practice 1: Let labor begin on its own
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 16, 2012 07:05 PM

    Letting your body go into labor spontaneously is almost always the best way to know that your baby is ready to be born and that your body is ready for labor. In the vast majority of pregnancies, labor will start......

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    Healthy Birth Practices
    Blog: Birth Day | By: Lamaze International | Released: Apr 15, 2012 06:40 PM

    Common sense tells us and research confirms that the Six Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices featured in these video clips and print materials are tried-and-true ways to make birth as safe and healthy as possible....

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    Birth Day

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