In all of my reading about childbirth, I have found so many great ideas about how to progress a stalled labor. I wanted to compile my favorite tips into a simple cheat sheet that I could print and keep in my labor bag. I thought that I would share it with anyone who could benefit from it. Enjoy! P.S. My favorite childbirth books are Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin and The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin.
Baby Jack is an 8 pound, 15.75 ounce cutie! Thankfully, his arrival couldn't have been any smoother. His mom, Lauren, was induced at 9am and he made his appearance about 9 hours later. Lauren's labor included playing games on the hospital room television, bouncing on the birthing ball, and watching an episode of "The Office" (Did you know that laughter helps you to relax and progresses labor?!). Once she got her epidural things really got rolling, and with a little help from