Ideally, during your birth, nothing is inhibiting your oxytocin production and the fewer stress hormones that are released, the better your labor will be able to progress. The goal is to set up your birth room environment to be a calming, safe environment for you to be in during labor and birth. No matter where you are having your baby you can make adjustments to your surroundings to create the environment that works best for you. This episode dives into the evidence on how your environment impacts your labor and birth, and tips to improve your birth room at home, a birth center, or in a hospital.

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