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What is Transition?

As the body adjusts to accommodate the last few centimeters of dilation, just before you begin pushing, the hormone levels are so high that you will see undeniable physical signs. Observation of these signs alert you to the fact that you are in transition. Not all women have a transition, in fact 1/3 of women …

Managing Active Labor

During active labor, mothers find that changing their activity and position as desired helps them to remain comfortable. This may be due to two factors. First, it prevents over stressing one or two muscle groups by varying the way you hold your body. Secondly, it allows you to respond to changes in the way your …

What is Active Labor?

Eventually, the contractions that you have been experiencing will become stronger and more intense. You will also find the contractions are getting closer together and lasting longer. When this happens, you will have moved into active labor. During this time your body is opening the cervix so the baby can move into the birth canal …