Baby Wisdom Tip 617 – Watching mum’s face during labour

__labour_and_birthA labouring mum’s face is a very good indicator of things she might need.

Watch her lips, if she is licking them or they are dry, offer sips of water, ideally in a drink

which has a bendy straw in it, so you can hold it for her. Is she hot? A cool flannel. Follow her lead and respond silently to cues.