Physiologic Labor

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

Physiologic Labor

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

Physiologic Labor

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

Birth Planning

Common mistakes during active labor

There are some things women do during active labor that decrease their chances of achieving a natural childbirth. Although they can seem like the normal and expected response to labor, they can have a negative impact on the way labor progresses. Understanding what