Picture of a Labor/Birth Position to Manage Labor Pain:

Walking with a Doula


picture of walking with a doula to help with labor pain relief




Illustrations by Shanna Dela Cruz. © 1994, 1999, 2005 Ruth S. Ancheta. Reproduced with permission from The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia, 1st & 2nd Editions, by Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 1999, 2005).

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