Labor Management Book

Pain Management: 

  • Our classes often emphasize non-pharmacological pain management techniques that can be used during labor. These may include breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, visualization, massage, and using hot or cold packs.
  • Learning about different positions and movements that can help manage pain and facilitate labor progress. This can include upright positions like standing, walking, swaying, squatting, kneeling, or using a birthing ball.

Labor Positions: 

  • Learning directed pushing techniques, including bearing down during contractions and controlled pushing efforts.
  • Involving the partner or support person in providing physical support, encouragement, and assistance during the pushing stage.
  • Standing and swaying can help gravity assist in the descent of the baby and may provide relief during contractions.

Stages of Labor: 

  • In a our class, expectant parents will receive detailed information about each stage of labor, including the emotional and physical aspects, practical coping strategies, and tips for partner involvement and support.
  • Understanding the stages of labor empowers expectant parents to approach childbirth with confidence and preparedness.
  • Additionally, childbirth classes often include opportunities for hands-on practice, demonstrations, and discussions to address any questions or concerns