Labor is an intense physical and emotional experience. It’s comforting to be reassured that what’s happening is normal and healthy and to get feedback about your progress in labor. Some women also want comforting touch or gentle assistance moving and changing positions in labor. You may also appreciate encouragement and help communicating your wishes to your clinical caregivers. Anyone who offers this kind of help and comfort is providing labor support. Labor support is not clinical care, which is provided by health professionals such as nurses, midwives, and physicians.
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