Looking for a way to help women prevent tears and be more comfortable during the pushing stage of labor? You can get the best of both worlds by using warm compresses. A recent study found that the risk of 3rd and 4th degree tears decreases by 52% with the use of warm compresses. So let your clients know that warm compresses help prevent pain and tearing during the second stage of labor.
Rachel has worked as a register nurse (BSN from University of Utah) since 2004 with a work history in Labor and Delivery, NICU and Postpartum Care. She is also the founder of New Beginnings Doula Training which she organized in 2011. When she's not busy being a mother and grandmother, she can be found reading research papers related to some aspect of childbirth.
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