Darwyn’s Birth Story
• 42-hour Labor (http://prenatalyogacenter.com/blog/my-42-hour-labor-birth-story/)
• Fast Labor and Delivery(http://mybirthstories.blogspot.com/2007/12/fast-labor-and-delivery.html)
• Darwyn’s Birth Story(http://gutoskijames.blogspot.com/2012/03/darwyns-birth-story-long-version.html)
Assignment to Turn in
According to the stages model, would this woman have been in “active” labor? Other than the timing of the contractions and cervical dilation, what were some signs that she was progressing?
Fast Labor and Delivery
According to the stages model, would this mom have been in “active” labor at the beginning? What kind of signs would you look for that would tell you this was indeed labor other than contraction pattern and dilation?
The mother states that there was no sign of impending labor. What could you tell her to help her understand what her body is really doing? Utilize your knowledge of the different ways our body progresses through labor and what has to happen beyond dilation.