Smart Woman: Rock and Roll Program for Women Giving Birth

Published 05/10 2013 05:43PM

Updated 05/10 2013 05:50PM

The "Rock and Roll" program moves labor along, which cuts down on c-sections.

Nurses get women moving, including those who have had an epidural. They change positions about every 30 minutes.

Caesarian section rates have skyrocketed in recent years. And mulitple c-sections can make it harder to get pregnant again and increase the risk of stillbirth.

While the "Rock and Roll" program was designed for patients with epidurals, the moves can also help manage pain for patients who are delivering without medication.

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