Perhaps you've heard of stages before, and maybe you haven't, but once you understand what they are and how to tell when you've reached each stage, it will make a huge impact on how you and your partner work through the process of labor. This episode helps us break down the information into what's happening in each stage as well as what you will feel or notice as you reach and move through them.
4:07 - Early First Stage of Labor. If you're trying to figure out if you're actually in labor this will walk you through what you can expect both inside and out.
9:17 - Active First Stage of Labor. Things become serious, you're not guessing if you're in labor anymore and it's time to get to work!
15:45 - Transition. The literal transition from the first stage of labor to pushing. This is the final stretching of the cervix and often the most challenging
21:35 - Second Stage! This is when pushing happens. We're actually talking about when you finally feel that urge to push...
This is a two-part series that serves two purposes. 1. If you are on the fence about where to have your baby, hopefully, these episodes will help you envision where you see yourself birthing & help you make that decision. 2. If you already know where you are giving birth, these episodes will reaffirm that choice.
If you’ve been with us for a while, you know that between the 2 of us, we have given birth almost every way. In hospital unmedicated, cesarean, in hospital with an epidural, at a birth center, and a homebirth. So we’ll be drawing on that and our experience supporting women in all these settings & scenarios.
BIG REASONS WE THINK OUT OF HOSPITAL BIRTH IS BETTER