This week a pregnant lady asked me about the benefits of water for labour as her friend recently had a waterbirth.
I talk to many women in the early stages of their labour and discuss coping mechanisims for staying at home as long as possible. We know staying in your own environment with all your home comforts often results in better progress.
This week I have met many couples in the early stage of labour, or latent phase. Some women quickly progressed into labour and had their babies, whereas other women came in and then home again before meeting theirs.