Re: push position
I'm curious about this as well. I've personally had two natural births (without epidurals). This is how they went:
The first one I was standing up, but leaning over the bed with my hands supporting me. My body sort of started to push on its own. At the very end I got in a semi-reclined position in the bed and the pushing stage went super quick.
The second one I think I was not quite ready to start pushing yet- my doctor checked me and said I was 9cm with a lip and I could push a little if I wanted to.
I was so tired of contractions, etc that I got in a semi-reclined position in the bed, but pushing didn't go as well. It took longer and my baby was even stuck at the shoulders momentarily. I really wish I would have remained standing or some other upright position for longer instead up getting up on the bed.
this next time around I want to be more patient and not get in the semi-reclined position unless necessary.
Catholic mom to five wonderful little boys- we welcomed our newest baby on 4/6/13
Last edited by steph410; 11-08-2012 at 08:49 AM.