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Planning for Labor

Planning for Labor

With all of the experiences that pregnancy brings, labor is likely the one that makes you the most nervous, and the one that you have the most questions about. Think of labor as an important step toward welcoming your new baby into the world.

Your body is perfectly designed for this, and will naturally know what to do when it’s time for your baby to be born. You can feel confident in your own abilities, and that, when the time comes, you will have the support you need.

Lamaze offers a variety of resources designed to guide you through labor and explore what happens during each stage. You’ll also find measures to make you more comfortable, and how you can ensure a safe and healthy birth experience for you and your baby.

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Birth Team

Decide on a birth team to serve as your support system. Surround yourself with a caring team

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Tips for Finding a Doula

These tips will help you build the right team to support you in labor so that you can have a satisfying birth. Check out our valuable tips

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Stages of Labor

A step-by-step guide to help prepare you for childbirth. Find out about each stage of labor

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Labor Positions

The pros and cons of 11 labor positions. See how movement can enhance comfort

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Movement in Labor

Research shows that moving freely in labor improves a woman’s sense of control. See our list of tips

Labor Tips

10 Labor Tips

Ten ways to relieve labor pain naturally. Raise your comfort level today

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Maternal Instincts

Experiencing labor and childbirth allows you to feel joy intermingling with pain and then delight in your incredible achievement. Follow your body's cues

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The Waiting Game

When it comes to choosing a birthday, baby knows best. Know the safest options

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Lamaze Breathing

Connecting with yourself is an important task during your pregnancy. Find out what you need to know about Lamaze Breathing

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