Labor

Should COVID-19 Impact the Labor and Delivery Process and the Presence of Support Guests?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Should COVID-19 Impact the Labor and Delivery Process and the Presence of Support Guests?

As health care workers inevitably reduce the attention they give to people in labor in order to attend to the pandemic, support persons will be instrumental in making sure mothers and infants receive the care they need.

What to Reject When You’re Expecting

By NWHN Staff | Jul 24, 2015 | Comments Off on What to Reject When You’re Expecting

Although the U.S. health care system outspends the rest of the world, infants and mothers fare worse in this country than in many other industrialized nations. For example, infant mortality rates in Japan are more than 60 percent lower than…

Shackled During Labor: My Experience

By NWHN Staff | May 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Shackled During Labor: My Experience

On August 2, 2000, I went into labor at Washington State Corrections Center for Women, better known as “Purdy.” I was pretty scared, even though this was not my first time giving birth.