3.1.1  Support the labour

When you support the mother’s labour, you help her relax instead of fighting against it (Figure 3.1). Although labour support will not make labour painless, it can make labour easier, shorter and safer. You will learn many ways to support the labour in this study session, including by physical actions (touch, sounds, etc.) and giving psychological and emotional support.

3.1  Assessing the needs of the woman in labour

3.1.2  Guard the labour