Have you ever sat and talked with a friend while you waited and noticed that the time flew by? Have you ever struggled more through a run or gym session when there isn't any music playing? Do you find yourself turning down the radio in your car when you are trying to figure out where you're going?
People who are in labor, from early labor up to the point of pushing, often instinctively find ways to cope with contractions as a way to reduce pain. This is true for those who do not use pain medication as well as for those who do. In labor, a person's natural coping techniques may start to
During labor, birth, and the immediate postpartum, the hospital bed can be a very useful and versatile tool in helping you cope with contractions and find optimal comfort. Throughout this month, we'll be sharing new and existing resources on labor positions (there are so many!) that can be used duri