This week is the first of a three-part series where we talk about the three stages of labor. However, we have put a bit of a spin on our discussion. Not only will we talk about the physiology of what’s happening and what the birthing person and their partner should consider doing during each time, we also talk about what student midwives and newer midwives might consider doing during each stage. Learning to manage labor and birth is a skill–sometimes little is required other than to get out of the way, but sometimes carefully considering energy and actions is very important.
We hope you enjoy this three-week series!
Photo courtesy of Monet Nicole Photography.