If your care providers talk about what they will “let you” do or not do during labor, most likely they do not truly follow Woman-Centered Maternity Care. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines patient-centered care as: “Providing care that is...
Getting stitches after birthing a baby is uncomfortable (to say the least!), and can take your attention away from bonding with your baby. An intact perineum also makes for a more pleasant postpartum recovery. #12DaysofBirth
Babies move and rotate during labor. A well positioned baby = smoother labor flow. Tip! when YOU move, you give your baby space to move. #12daysofbirth
If you feel safe, supported and protected the oxytocin will flow, and you’ll easily drift off into labor-land. #12DaysofBirth
Labor does it own thing: it starts, it stops, it takes a detour, hangs out for a while, then takes the highway; or not. Time constraints just get in the way of the process.