Comfort Measures, Preparation Exercises

Labor Practice | Labor begins as you go to bed

As you are getting ready to go to bed for the night, you realize the cramping you have been feeling has a regular 8 minute pattern. Will you:

Try to Sleep

If you would normally be sleeping at this time, and the contractions are far enough apart and mild enough to allow you to sleep, you may find the extra sleep valuable later in labor.

Walk Around

Walking helps your baby move into a good position in the pelvis, which may help to shorten first stage labor. In addition, upright positions are more comfortable for most women.

Prop yourself Comfortable with Pillows

Using pillows to make a comfortable “nest” for you may help you to get some rest and possibly sleep. It will be important that you are well rested so you can handle the strong contractions of active labor.

Jennifer (Author)