Birth Video: Hospital Birth Options for Comfort, Movement, and Pushing

This video, Everyday Miracles: A Celebration of Birth, shows several families giving birth at the hospital and remaining active throughout. They use movement for comfort and to help labor progress. You also see a few different positions for giving birth.

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Breathing for Labor & Birth

Breathing for Labor & Birth

Lamaze used to have a reputation as the childbirth education method that was all about the weird breathing. Some students come to class expecting to learn all kinds of breathing exercises, and others come hoping against hope that they won't have to hee-hee-hoo their way through classes each week!

Lamaze International has moved away from patterned breathing as a primary technique for childbirth, but focusing on breathing or using breath as one tool among many for labor is still very helpful for many laboring people.

The following are some simple breathing exercises that may be helpful for focusing and coping during labor.

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