Page 6 Edited.

It's taken me a while to get to this but better late than never I say! What I'm talking about are my edits for page 6 of Comforting Touch for Birth on the phases of labor. Even if you don't have a copy of the guide, if you're interested in birth, you'll want to keep reading. First, big thanks to doula and childbirth educator Stacie Bingham for her notes on this topic. The biggest change, which she reminded me of, reflects ACOG (The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)'s 2014 decision to mark the onset of active labor at 6cm dilation, rather than the previously purported 4cm. In line with this shift, ACOG’s guideline now defines failure to progress as "women at or beyond 6 cm

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