Pushing your baby out sounds like a no-brainer but did you know there are many ways to do it. You can rely on your body to guide you, be told when to push or even don’t push at all.
Do you know why the toilet is called ‘the dilation station’? There are heaps of benefits to hanging out in the smallest room of the house (or hospital) for labour. Making room for baby During labour our bodies will naturally try to make room for baby.
Traditionally dates have been used for centuries to prepare for labour and now we have research to back it. While we don’t know exactly how it works it is thought that dates have an oxytocin-like effect on the body, leading to increased sensitivity of the uterus. They stimulate uterine contractions and reduce postpartum haemorrhage, the way oxytocin does. Read on..
Planning On Using Water For Comfort In Labour ? Water is available to most women in labour. It does depend on your care provider so if labouring in water is important to you please make sure you will have access to it for birth.
The research shows women that birth in a home-like setting are more likely to have a positive birth outcome. It is so easy to create a home birth feel in a hospital setting. Firstly you need to know that you can bring your things with you to hospital. Most birthing centre’s and maternity hospitals will encourage you to make yourself at home.