Join Date: Oct 2005
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There isn't an option for I didn't push!
Out of the 2 of I birthed (my wife birthed our middle child) with the first I did the whole pushing thing but was in a horrible hospital situation, probably 40 minutes of them telling me I had to but I didn't feel like it for the first 30minutes! Then unnecessary, brutal epi (practice for the student, it was her first) and my 9lb 3 son was born.
For my daughter I didn't push per se.
I had a painfree labour (it was a homebirth). It was hard work and very full on but not painful at all. I kept welcoming the contractions, moaning and making deep low noises that helped me widen up.
About 9 minutes before she was born my waters broke, I was in the birth pool. Her head pressed on my peri and I thought 'well i guess I better push now' and I started to push but thats when I felt pain for the first time that labour so I stopped abruptly and took about 30 seconds to regained my feels of control and go back into that painfree full of energy and power feeling.
I would have contractions(that word doesn't seem right), power surges I would roar through.
After a few more minutes I felt myself open up more and more and she came out.
It was not pushing at all, not from me or involutary ones from my womb, it only felt like opening up.
She was 9lb 5 and I did not tear at all even though with my extensive scar tissue from my epi I was at high risk of tearing. in fact I felt pretty normal down there after a few days (waterbirths and arnica, works wonders)