There are many options when it comes to giving birth, including the location. Some women choose a home or birth center birth while others choose, or need to, deliver in a hospital. Regardless of where one chooses to deliver paying attention to the environment and the impact it can have on labor is important. The hormone oxytocin, which regulates contractions, is best released when a woman feels safe, warm and comfortable. Whether a hospital is your desired birth location or you need to deliver in a hospital, there are ways to help soften the environment and make it just a little more like home.