What Helps During Active Labor
Now labor has real momentum. Listen to your body and develop a rhythm to work with it instead of fighting against or tensing up with contractions. Do something active during the contractions, such as breathing in a pattern or moving around, and rest between contractions. As the strength of the contractions increases, so does your need for support.
All present should focus their attention on you. Changing positions frequently not only helps you stay more comfortable, but also enhances progress. The environment can influence your labor. Make it peaceful and personalize it with music and dim lights.
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