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post #21 of 23

With DD I laboured on my hands and knees (mostly in the tub) for most of the time, my body also did lots of pushing on it's own during that time. My hips were sore so it felt best if I was pushing on them really hard during contractions. Then I tried laying on my back and side, both of which felt awful for some reason. I ended up getting DD out while sitting on the birth stool (at the recommendation of the MW). She was born after about 4 hrs of pushing (8 hr total labour) with her head tipped back and a nice big bruise on her forehead, and once I got her moving she came FLYING out (the MW literally caught her head but her body bounced off the ground). I think the birthing stool really helped to get her out with the poor positioning.

post #22 of 23

I gave birth in a birthing center at a hospital. I was moving ALL over the place during the pushing stage (squatting, hands and knees, leaning against the birthing ball), but for my final pushes, and when she came out, I was on my knees, with my torso, arms, and face on the couch (basically the upper half of my body was laying on the couch with my lower half hanging off). 

 

At one point the nurse said, "Ok, let's try to get you back up on the bed!" realized I was pushing baby out right then, and said "Ok, I don't think that's gonna happen!".

post #23 of 23
I gave birth in an elbows and knees position on the edge of the bed. During a contraction I would raise my hips and bum up and push back, while pressing my face and hands in to the mattress and pillow. Between contractions, I would rest my bum on my ankles and lift my upper half. I remember having to streach my feet feet between contractions because they were so squished under my big birthing behind.
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