Originally Posted by LaurenAnanas
My baby was posterior, and I was sooo happy, because she'd been transverse for quite a while. Knowing she was posterior was a relief!
Same here!! We had a hard time getting DS head down, so when he finally DID go, and was posterior, I was still blissfully happy.
This is my first/only baby, so I dont have another labor to compare it to, but here is my account.
Labor was around 30 hrs. We had a MW attended, natural birth in a hospital. Our hospital is VERY baby/natural birth friendly, so that helped a lot. I did not want anyone bothering me/talking to me besides DH. I was ok with DH talking, as long as I did not have to respond, it would break my focus, and the pain would intensify.
Labor was much more painful than I expected. Nothing I had planed to do helped at all. The only thing that finally helped (besides being in the tub) was when the MW showed DH how to put counterpressure on my hips. This SAVED me. MW had me lay on my back, with my knees up. She had DH stand/kneel at my feet, and put his hands on my knees, and PUSH as if he was pushing my knees straight towards my hip joint. This helped immediately.
So I spent the last 11 hours of my labor like this (can I just say I LOVE my DH for doing this for so long) I spent most of that in the tub, DH got right in with me to do the counterpressure. We had the room dark, and very quiet. Thankfully MW understood this, and left us alone as much as possible, and whispered when she needed to talk to me.
Pushing was much much better. I pushed in a squat with a bar, it took about 15 min. Poor DS though, I pushed him out so fast, and he was still posterior when he came out, he got a really nasty bone bruise on his head
It was HUGE, and it took a good month to go away. Other than that, he was fine though!
My labor was hard, but I loved it. I feel so gratefull for the experience still. I wouldnt change it, it was my most beautiful day. Dont let it get you down, or get to you if your babe is still OP in labor.