labour question?

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  1. sophiecouldwe

    sophiecouldwe Well-Known Member

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    just got back from antenatal classes and me and OH came away feeling a bit confused. we were talking about what postition you give birth in. and me being naive and watching too much telly i assumed that you gave birth lying down...not the case but we were never told how you do give birth. stood up? sat down? kneeling? i dont know????!!!!? any answers please? xxx
     
  2. Mummy&bump

    Mummy&bump Well-Known Member

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    u can give birth any way u feel comfortable hun! but they do try and encourage you to not just be lying down on the bed now! as gravity serves its purpose with u bein upright and on ur feet!

    obviously theres exceptions in 'give birth how ever u want'

    i.e u wouldnt be doing a hand stand :rofl:

    but it really is up to you

    xx
     
  3. Pyrrhic

    Pyrrhic Well-Known Member

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    Any way you want! Its totally up to you :)
     
  4. :D happy D:

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    i gave birth to my first lay down, all happened way too quick to decide any different,
    when having grace which was also very quick but managed to get into a crawling / kneeling position and felt it was a lot easier,
     
  5. charlieann

    charlieann Well-Known Member

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    i kind of thought the same, laying sitting on a bed, bit of grunting and out he pop's.
    tv's lied to me all these years! with just over 3 weeks left i may have to invesigate a bit more seriously :blush:
     
  6. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Well-Known Member

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    If you face forwards and bend over a bit you are giving yourself 30% extra room in the pelvis (doggy styleeish!)
    Apparantly on your back is one of the worst, youre not using gravity to help that way.
     
  7. Angel2Fire

    Angel2Fire Well-Known Member

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    At mine we were told its better to be upright due to gravity, but on your side if you have an epidural.
    We also got given a sheet that shows positions you can be in for labour.

    Do you have anymore classes? It might be worth asking if they can go back over that subject next time, as if you left feeling confused then the chances are other people did too.

    I asked hundreds of questions at my antenatal classes, I think its easy for midwives to forget to explain things properly as they do it everyday.
     
  8. faille

    faille Mummy & WTT

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    I always thought that too until my antenatal classes!! I felt so dumb lol:blush:

    Our mw's told us that squatting is one of the best and doggy style as mentioned above.

    We got a handout which showed us different positions for the different stages - do you have any more classes? Maybe you could ask for something similar. If not, maybe try searching the net for labour positions?
     
  9. xxxjacxxx

    xxxjacxxx My Eggo is Preggo!

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    This sis something I am going to do differently this time around if I can. With all my 3 I was just lay on the bed on my back and told to start pushing:dohh: I never gave any thought to other positions or nor was any suggested to me.....might try something different this time around though. (god, I sound like im talking about a bag of sweets dont i!)
     

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