How Long Is Normal Labor?

How Long Is Normal Labor?

  “A revision of existing active labor expectations . . . is warranted, and efforts to do so must supersede efforts to change labor to fit existing expectations.” Neal 2010, p. 31713 “How long is normal labor?” is a crucial question because doctors determine when...
Safe at Home (or Birth Center)!

Safe at Home (or Birth Center)!

A large Washington State study affirms that planning birth in a free-standing birth center or at home (community birth) can be as safe as planned hospital birth provided: Women are at low-risk for complications. Births are attended by a professional midwife. Midwives...