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Old 11-09-2012, 10:19 AM   #11
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I squatted on a birth stool for each of my sons' births and plan to do the same this time too. It's a good position for either pushing or allowing your body to do the work (actively pushed the first time, did not the second time).

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Old 11-09-2012, 10:21 AM   #12
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Of my 4 med free births:

1- Pushed her out standing up
2- Pushed him out on all 4s on the bed
3- Pushed him out laying on my side in the bed
4- Pushed him out in the birth pool, I was on one knee with my other leg up in front of me
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:39 PM   #13
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#1 was an epidural birth....
#2Used my mom as a squat bar.
#3 Hands and knees.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:47 PM   #14
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DS...on my back curled up
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:28 PM   #15
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All kinds except hands and knees. The nurses moved me around a lot during pushing maybe like every 20 mins. Mostly on my side although the baby was actually born while I was on my back.

I liked sitting (hosp bed broken down with me at the edge, leaning against a squat bar) but the baby didn't, so we went with what worked.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:22 PM   #16
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Re: push position

With all three of my non-epidural births I pushed on hands and knees and it worked very efficiently. It wasn't really a choice I made, just the position my body went into.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:39 PM   #17
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On my back. I couldn't/refused to move. Baby was out in under 4 minutes with stopping due to stuck shoulder.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:07 PM   #18
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With my first I was on the bed...on my back a lot. I pushed and delivered in my back. The nurses kept trying to talk me into different positions...but I hated them!!

With ds 2 I stood for most of my labor...sat in the tub for the 10 minutes of transition...then delivered on my back in 2 minutes.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:10 PM   #19
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Re: push position

I work in a NICU, and go to many high risk births. I think it's best to use gravity to your advantage. Laying on your back is not natural. It is a position to help the catchers catch, not mothers deliver. I've seen squatting, tub, toilet etc... Better for all.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:57 PM   #20
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