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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Want a shorter labor......stand up!

Women who stand or walk during 1st stage labor have shorter labors. This was published in a recent study, but is something that has been known for a long, long time. We seem have forgotten this fact in the United States where most women labor lying down in hospital beds. Standing, walking and remaining upright during labor can shorten 1st stage by an hour.

The study:

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