You want your birth to be as safe and healthy as possible for you and your baby. The Six Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices outline ways to increase your chances of a safe and healthy birth.
After a short break, we are back with our Hormones and Healthy Birth series! This week we're talking all about "second stage," more commonly known as "pushing." In the Lamaze "Healthy Birth Practice 5: Avoid Giving Birth on Your Back and Follow Your Body's Urges to Push," we learn that giving birth
During labor and birth in a hospital, many women experience what is known as "continuous electronic fetal monitoring" (EFM). During this medical practice, two elastic belts are placed around the laboring woman's belly. One belt holds in place a monitor that measures the frequency and duration of mom
In this week's edition of our Hormones and Healthy Birth series, we address "Healthy Birth Practice 4: Avoid Interventions that Are Not Medically Necessary" and the implications the practice has with how hormones are affected by interventions during labor, birth, and postpartum. The Hormonal Physiol
Marching forward with our Hormones and Healthy Birth series, today we look at "Healthy Birth Practice 3: Bring a Loved One, Friend, or Doula for Continuous Support" and how it relates to the findings in the Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing report from Childbirth Connection. This Healthy Birth Pra