When labour needs to start

A different way of approaching the baby’s birth. Useful techniques but also a different way of thinking about how birth begins and making a birth easy.

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There are several situations when it is preferable that labour start sooner rather than later. These include-

  • prolonged pregnancy (although the WHO recognises than normal human gestation at term is 38-42 weeks many women, especially older mothers have pressure put on them to accept induction from 40-40+10 days, due to a potential increased risk of stillbirth)
  • Elevated blood pressure (gestational hypertension at term)
  • Women with type 1 or 2 diabetes at term
  • rupture of membranes at term without labour

Although some women are happy to accept induction, others would prefer labour to start naturally or are planning to birth at home so do not want o go into hospital for induction.

I have been offering a ‘Starting labour’ one to one session(in NorthWest and Wales, UK)  for the past few years and have had good results (the majority of women going into labour within 24 hours) although some people have…

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