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Teaching Normal Birth Interactively

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In this column, the author provides examples of teaching strategies that childbirth educators may utilize to illustrate each of the six care practices supported by Lamaze International to promote normal birth: labor begins on its own, freedom of movement throughout labor, continuous labor support, no routine interventions, non-supine (e.g., upright or side-lying) positions for birth, and no separation of mother and baby with unlimited opportunity for breastfeeding.

Keywords: care practices; childbirth education; normal birth; teaching strategies

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2004-03-01

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