• Lucy Flow

Monitoring during an active labour?!

Updated: Jan 10, 2020

What do you think of when you hear a friend say ‘I was monitored during my labour’? It sounds restrictive, doesn’t it? It sounds negative, medical, maybe even unsettling. Well, what if we tried to change that perspective a little?


Monitoring your baby’s heart rate is actually a sign of reassuring you and your midwives that everything is ok. It’s also really, really important that women know that being monitored does not restrict your movement! Not at all! In this picture, I’m demonstrating how you can clearly be monitored at the same time as being active.