Lecture Description

Labor Support Options

Who Will Help You Get Through the Night?

Instructor: Henci Goer | Duration: 38 Minutes

Are your partner and the nurse enough to look after you in labor? Does it matter if you are planning an epidural? Learn the advantages and drawbacks of the various people who can provide you supportive care in labor and find out how to get the support you need to help meet labor’s challenges.

Lecture Objectives

This lecture will enable you to…

  • Determine your labor support needs.
  • Decide on your labor companions.
  • Determine whether your care providers support supportive care.
  • Choose a doula.

Lecture Outline

This lecture will cover…

  • What is supportive care?
  • Who will help you get through the night? Advantages and disadvantages of your care providers, your loved ones, a doula.
  • What does the research say?

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Childbirth U is intended to help you make informed decisions about maternity care; however, the information found on this website is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should consult your physician or midwife before acting on any of the information you find here. While the content of CBU lectures is believed to be true and accurate at the time of publication, we accept no legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made and make no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the content of CBU lectures.

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