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#31 of 34 Old 06-27-2008, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by MsElle07 View Post
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.

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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"

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thanks everyone! these stories really help. i think i will definitely be squatting to help the head come out .

Jean, feminist mama raising three boys: W (7), E (5) and L (2.15.13)

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