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July 2nd, 2011, 08:10 AM
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For those of you who never took classes, or read anything on labouring, or for those of you who lose that info when time comes... do you know how to PUSH?

When the time comes, will you be ready? Do you have a push plan, or will you just wait and see what your body does?

I admit everything I thought I knew about pushing flew out the window with DD. She was sunny side up, huge, long, and her shoulder was stuck. Back labour is terrible sans painkillers! So when I started pushing WRONG, I was lucky that my midwife at the time stopped me, and pushed her fingers down where I needed to be pushing. She rocked and totally saved my facial blood vessels!

So now I'm trying to again, recall the specifics of pushing. Trying to really force my brain to remember this time around!
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July 2nd, 2011, 08:45 AM
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No idea how!! I thought you just... Know when the time comes.
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July 2nd, 2011, 08:52 AM
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I had an epi with my first, so I couldn't feel a thing. I was fortunate that I still pushed effectively and she was out in about 30 minutes. My second DD was a natural birth and honestly, I didn't need to know how, my body did all of the work. When I had the urge to push, my body took over and started pushing when needed.
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July 2nd, 2011, 08:58 AM
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I didn't need to know how, my body did all of the work. When I had the urge to push, my body took over and started pushing when needed.
Women have been birthing babies for millions of years. Trust your body to do it's job.
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July 2nd, 2011, 08:59 AM
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I'll never forget a nurse's words:

"Just like you need to have a bowel movement honey. You need to poop her out."
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July 2nd, 2011, 09:01 AM
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I kinda just went with the flow. Pushed in my butt like I was taking a dump (that is what it felt like anyways). Seemed to do the trick.....after 2 hours!
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July 2nd, 2011, 09:34 AM
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I didn't take any classes with Kaiya, But I have been pooping since I was born
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July 2nd, 2011, 09:37 AM
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I've never taken any classes on pushing or anything. Just did what came natually I guess...
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July 2nd, 2011, 10:19 AM
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I'm just hoping for keen natural instincts aided by competent doula & midwife support if needed .
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July 2nd, 2011, 10:30 AM
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Even with as tired as I was when it was time to push L, it was time to push. but I wasn't really pushing because, well I didn't care. but when I needed her out (HR crashing) she came out. same with C, when it was time to push it was time to push, your body knows what to do
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July 2nd, 2011, 11:13 AM
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yeah my sister said its just like poopin ... so not gonna take any classes figure ill be okay
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July 2nd, 2011, 11:15 AM
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I think part of the reason I got so panicked and pushed wrong briefly with DD was things got a little crazy with her birth, too many minor complications adding up, Dr's intervening, medical things being tossed around.

I HOPE with this birth, because of the induction, and the chance she will be much smaller, I can just let my body do it's thing without my brain trying to take over!
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July 2nd, 2011, 11:50 AM
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With both my girls I never took any classes. I just kind of went with the flow on what my body told me.
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July 2nd, 2011, 12:02 PM
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I think part of the reason I got so panicked and pushed wrong briefly with DD was things got a little crazy with her birth, too many minor complications adding up, Dr's intervening, medical things being tossed around.

I HOPE with this birth, because of the induction, and the chance she will be much smaller, I can just let my body do it's thing without my brain trying to take over!
That's why I am glad they didn't tell me anything, just get her out and get her out right now.
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July 2nd, 2011, 01:37 PM
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With my DD, I had an epidural, but I still felt when I needed to push. I hadn't been checked in a couple hours and all of the sudden, I started feeling a huge pressure and my body was basically pushing by itself with each contraction. By then time I started actually pushing, I just went with what my body was doing and it worked as she was out in under 10 minutes.
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July 2nd, 2011, 05:34 PM
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With ds I just all of a sudden felt like I needed to push. I tried telling a nurse and she refused to even check me to see how far dialated I was because she was under the impression I would be in labor much longer. As soon as she left the room I sent my ex to find "anyone but a janitor!" LOL. Another nurse came in and checked me and said she could see ds's head and called another nurse in to sit with me while she had my dr. paged. They told me to resist the urge to push. So when my dr got there I pushed for a few minutes and out ds came.....nice and easy! I think that not forcing it and letting my body do things slowly helped because one of my sisters pushed for a really long time. I have thought maybe they started having her push too early?? And maybe because I didn't push till the last minute it helped??
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July 2nd, 2011, 05:46 PM
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With ds I just all of a sudden felt like I needed to push. I tried telling a nurse and she refused to even check me to see how far dialated I was because she was under the impression I would be in labor much longer. As soon as she left the room I sent my ex to find "anyone but a janitor!" LOL. Another nurse came in and checked me and said she could see ds's head and called another nurse in to sit with me while she had my dr. paged. They told me to resist the urge to push. So when my dr got there I pushed for a few minutes and out ds came.....nice and easy! I think that not forcing it and letting my body do things slowly helped because one of my sisters pushed for a really long time. I have thought maybe they started having her push too early?? And maybe because I didn't push till the last minute it helped??
it depends on the situation, I was technically pushing for 2 hours with L, but I wasn't realy pushing, because I was so tired I was like eh little push, and not really giving a hoot about it, I wanted to sleep. the urge was there, but being awak for 24+ hours sleep won out
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July 2nd, 2011, 11:13 PM
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I felt like my vagina was puking! LOL Its wasn't something I was going to stop or anything. However I'm a crappy pusher. I was very none productive at pushing till I pushed against fingers...I needed a focus point, and I was pushing like a bowel movement...which apparently for me was the wrong way! LOL I was also in NO rush and just taking my time till it actually started to hurt right at the very end--then when I felt THAT it motivated me and he was out in a couple minutes. but prior to that I was enjoying labor so I didn't want it to end.
I think alot has to do with position of baby and position of mom also.
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July 3rd, 2011, 10:17 AM
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I had an epi with my first, so I couldn't feel a thing. I was fortunate that I still pushed effectively and she was out in about 30 minutes. My second DD was a natural birth and honestly, I didn't need to know how, my body did all of the work. When I had the urge to push, my body took over and started pushing when needed.
Almost exact same experience I had with my two girls. I had a epi with my first DD and although I could still feel everything I would forget to do the most simple things like BREATH! I started to panic and hold my breath, thankfully she was still born within 30 mins.

With my 2nd DD she was born so fast I never had time to even think about what was going on. I can remember my body pushing down (I was in the bathroom going pee) and my DF said hurry up and get off the toilet before the next contraction comes, and I just said "Shes coming" Next thing I know they are rushing me to the bed becasue her head was almost out, there was no DR in the room and my nurse pressed the code red button and this siren went off and a bunch of nurses flew in the room. I was being told NOT to push but I kept saying, I'm NOT shes just comming out LOL
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