Six healthy birth practices

March 6th, 2010

I am so impressed by Lamaze International’s papers on their six healthy birth practices! They are based on research, and my observations from actual births would completely concur.
I recommend each of my clients read through these papers in the months leading up to birth:
1. Let labor begin on its own
2. Walk, move around, and change positions throughout labor

3. Bring a loved one, friend, or doula for continuous support
4. Avoid interventions that are not medically necessary
5. Avoid giving birth on your back and follow your body’s urges to push
6. Keep mother and baby together; it’s best for mother, baby, and breastfeeding

Following these healthy birth practices often makes all the difference in birth!