Top tips for active labour

Okay, so as the big moment draws ever closer here are our 5 top tips for active labour:
–       Always remain upright. Gravity is your best friend! Labour is hard enough on the body as it is, why not get the help we can with gravity by remaining in upright positions. Your body will push the baby down into the pelvis but if we stay in upright positions then gravity will help us so our body doesn’t need to work as hard!

Managing the Latent Phase

Evidence shows that the longer couples stay at home in the early stages of labour the more likely they are to have a straightforward birth, and positive birth experience. It isn’t unusual for first time parents-to-be to come to hospital prematurely, only to be sent away again following vaginal examination because they haven’t hit that magic 4cm.

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