Using Movement for Labor

  • Posted on March 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I love it when a woman utilizes so many simple, but essential, changes in movement for labor.  Movement in Labor is key to success and satisfaction in Labor. It is one of the Lamaze Health Birth Practices and written about in all normal birthing literature, yet free movement in labor is still not supported and encouraged nearly as much as it should in our hospitals. Most every picture or video or other example of birth in the media shows a woman in bed for birth.  Nearly everything done in the hospital leads to non movement. This is not good for so many reasons.  The following is a great description of one woman’s use of movement for her second, but VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) birth. She shares how she used different possitioning and supports each selection with its benefits. I could not have said it better myself.  Read about  How One Mom Moved and Grooved Through Labor.

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