Originally Posted by MsElle07
Really, THE KEY, IMO, is birthing on your terms, off your sacrum, in a non-hospital setting.
absolutely! I had two normal-headed posterior babies in hospital that "required" vacuum assistance and then one huge-headed babe gently birthed without so much as one forceful push, at home. The MW commented that his head could've been on a baby twice as big.
Believe in yourself, mama! And believe that your body knows what to do!
I delivered both of my 10 lbers in a hospital setting with the most "natural" OB doc I could find. I delivered spontaneously (ie no vaccuum, no episiotomy etc) after an average amt of pushing. I had a skid mark with both and took the ONE stitch that was offered with both deliveries.
FWIW after both deliveries I thought "it wasn't that bad"
thanks everyone! these stories really help. i think i will definitely be squatting to help the head come out