In this continued series, we're rounding up and breaking down the top 10 fears of childbirth, all of which are addressed in a good childbirth class. Today, we're talking about fear number four (in no particular order), which is the fear of labor stalling or "petering out." Let's address this first b
Wait, what? You can eat and drink during labor? Yes, you can! In case you missed it last week, we published a new infographic created by Lamaze that shows the evidence on eating and drinking in labor -- not only is it safe for most labors, but it is beneficial for moms to maintain energy and strengt
With all the recent talk about moving in labor and why it helps, we wanted to share 9 of the most common and beneficial movements for labor and birth.
Standing – Standing helps your body work best with gravity during labor, allowing baby to rotate and move down your birth canal, readying for birth.
As a follow up to Wednesday's post on the benefits of staying mobile during labor, we've rounded up a few of the best links for tips and information on active labor. Enjoy, and please feel free to add your favorite resource in the comments!
Despite what we see on TV, with images of women laboring and giving birth lying in bed, birth is an active event! And in fact, purposely moving in labor can help shorten the time it takes to give birth as well as reduce your likelihood of having a cesarean. Learn more about moving and grooving.