Hospital launches ‘Rock and Roll’ program to speed up labor process

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Caesarian section rates have skyrocketed in recent years in the United States.

Now, a hospital in California is hoping to reduce the number of C-sections.

The hospital has launched the Rock and Roll Program, an initiative in which nurses get women in labor moving, including those who have had an epidural.

The nurses get the women into different positions every 30 minutes.

The movement helps the mothers deliver naturally.

It also helps peed up the labor process.

“All of those moves have, through research, proven to assist in the descent of babies,” Marle Shelton-Hoff, the nurse manager at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center says.

Doctors say having multiple C-sections can make it harder to get pregnant again, and it can also increase the risk of still birth.

They add that the” rock and roll” method helps reduce these risks.

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