Mother Cuppa - Tips

Can you encourage your partner to rest?

encouraging rest in labour

One of the practical ways you can help during labour is to encourage rest, especially in between contractions.

This will include physical support with cuddles, guiding into comfortable, resting positions using a ball or on the bed, using pillows to encourage greater comfort.

Even using breathing to be more relaxed and calm can provide more energy.

Labour can be brief and it can be long, no matter how labour unfolds, physical support and rest is really important.


You can book a session with me if you have questions, need some additional support or preparation for birth & baby.

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antenatal & postnatal specialist | working with parents since 2002

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An experienced specialist in pregnancy, birth & early parenting, I have worked with parents since 2002. I am based in the North East so I regularly work with parents from Newcastle, Northumberland, Gateshead and across North Tyneside. Face-to-face sessions will continue with North East parents but digital courses and online sessions means I can work with parents everywhere.