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1. About

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Founded in 1918 as the Maternity Center Association, Childbirth Connection is now a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families. For nearly 100 years, we have helped develop and advance many forms of care that are n...

Description: For nearly 100 years, we have helped develop and advance many forms of care that are now critical components of the nation’s maternity care system.

2. Labor Support Basics

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Description: Learn more about labor support and what kinds of people can provide supportive care during childbirth.

3. Who can give me support during labor and birth?

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Research says that having support from a doula or other labor support specialist who is present solely to provide continuous support has the most benefits. Others who may be important sources of support are your partner, your clinical ca...

Description: Who can give me support during labor and birth?

4. Can a relative or friend support me?

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The essence of labor support is to "mother the mother." A calm, nurturing person with a basic understanding and respect for the birthing process can offer great support. A friend or relative who takes on this role can offer a special gif...

Description: Can a relative or friend support me?

5. What is labor support?

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Labor support is when there is someone with you during childbirth whose role is to help you stay comfortable, move through your birthing process, remind you that what's happening is normal and healthy and give you information about your ...

Description: What is labor support?

6. Can't I get enough support just from my spouse/partner?

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While this is an exciting time for you and your partner, it's a big ask to give your partner primary responsibility for supporting you through labor. Here are a few reasons it might be good to have another person in the room: The labo...

Description: Can't I get enough support just from my spouse/partner?

7. Do I need a childbirth education class if I am planning to have a doula?

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Most doulas will strongly recommend learning as much as you can about labor and birth. They may recommend books or videos and many will refer clients to a childbirth education class. More and more doulas are becoming certified to teach c...

Description: Do I need a childbirth education class if I am planning to have a doula?

8. Does labor support have the same impact in all types of birth settings?

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Hodnett and colleagues (2013)Hodnett, E.D., Gates, S., Hofmeyr, G.J., Sakala, C., & Weston, J. (2013). Continuous support for women during childbirth. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2. found that benefits of continuous labo...

Description: Does labor support have the same impact in all types of birth settings?

9. Labor Induction

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Rates of labor induction are on the rise in the United States. There are a few reasons for this, including a growing number of women having high-risk pregnancies and more frequent use of labor induction for non-medical or social reasons ...

Description: Understand when and why labor is induced and its possible harms and benefits, and access resources and information from trusted partners about labor induction.

10. What is the safest point in pregnancy for the baby to be born?

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Just as infants reach developmental milestones — like rolling over or crawling — at different times, every baby is ready to be born at a slightly different time. The most reliable sign that the baby is ready is when labor sta...

Description: What is the safest point in pregnancy for the baby to be born?

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