How does Environment support birth?
The birth environment can support or hinder physiologic birth. ...
Nurses can support physiologic birth in different environments by ensuring a calm environment that helps reduce stress hormones known to slow labor.v
Environment is one of the most important things during our labour yet we tend to forget, we can choose and have exactly what we want!
The environment you're in, can be the thing that drives or halts your labour, so let's start talking about what f*** we want!
An overwhelming 94% thought that the physical environment affects how easy or difficult it is to give birth, with half agreeing strongly that the birth environment makes a difference (48%).
Women were asked to explain why they felt that the physical environment was important. Many women suggested that positive aspects of the birth environment are associated with positive outcomes.
fewer medical interventions
greater maternal satisfaction with care
can be controlled in all birthing environments
Women also suggested that negative aspects of the birth environment might lead to poorer outcomes. Less control in certain environments i.e. theatre room.
Prepare and plan, to make the perfect environment for you and your baby, whether thats at:
Maternity Lead Unit
Wherever the f*** you like