Many women feel most comfortable in their own space, immersed in their own familiar sights, smells, and sounds. If a woman feels safe emotionally, labor is more likely to proceed normally, the cervix opens as it should, and baby navigates the birth canal in a normal fashion.

As mammals, when we are uncomfortable or scared, our bodies release chemicals and hormones that halt or slow labor; the more comfortable we are, the more normal the progress of labor. Many women love that they do not have to be in the car during labor.

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