AROM

Stands for “artificial rupture of membranes.”  This means that the bag of waters is released on purpose by your doctor or midwife.  It is done with an amniohook and does not hurt at all as the amniotic sac does not contain nerves.  Reasons for doing this may be to...

Touch and Massage

Touch and massage can be powerful, effective tools as comfort techniques.  During labor the uterus is sending substantial messages to the brain that it is doing this incredible thing called contracting and that it is certainly not a “walk in the park.”  As a woman...

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