Birth, doula, pregnancy

Best Positions for labor to Ease Pain (Recommended before labor)

Try these positions to ease your pain and discomfort during contractions. BY KIM SCHWORM ACOSTA 1OF 6 Soothing Labor Positions The standard hospital labor position—semi- or fully reclining—is not ideal. When you're lying on your back, your uterus compresses major blood vessels, potentially depriving the baby of oxygen and making you dizzy or queasy. In addition, when you're reclining,
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10 Tips to Help You Prepare for Childbirth and Labor

  It often feels like life is moving faster and faster all the time, but in the delivery room, things are actually slowing down. A National Institutes of Health study found that childbirth for first-time moms now takes 2.6 hours longer than it did 50 years ago. To make that extra time in the delivery room