Active labour position
I am due with my second child soon, just getting around to writing my birth plan. I have a question about positions during active labor.
With my first, I was planning to push in any position BUT laying flat on the back. But, during labor I was told to stay on the back because it supposedly opens up your torso and it's easier for the baby to come out without getting stuck (something to that extend). This wasn't just one midwife's opinion - a couple of them told me that during my 4.5 pushing session. Has anybody else heard that (excluding epidural births)? From what I read, birthing flat in the back is probably the worst position, yet it's what I was recommended.