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abigailsilva November 24th, 2006 09:07 AM

What position did you birth in? Plan to birth in? I think hands and knees makes sense for me, but I could see myself squatting and catching that baby myself as well.

tim_horton November 24th, 2006 09:16 AM

I was going to leave myself open to whatever feels right at the moment. Squatting sounds good as long as I'm not too exausted.

Candice November 25th, 2006 08:40 PM

LOL that sounds too funny!

Well With my first I was sitting on a chair with a hole in it for most of the pushing... That was really good for me.

LaLa November 26th, 2006 07:42 AM

Well, I never had any "plans" with my second, but envisioned myself in a sitting squat. I ended up birthing in a semi hands & knees: on my knees leaning well over the side of the birth tub. I ended up hiking one leg up so I was resting on one knee & one foot, and somehow managed to turn over as she was being born & catch her & sit down once she was born.

Lala...

wonderfullymade November 27th, 2006 05:28 AM

I always swore I would never push in the hands and knees position - any position sounded 'right' except that one - and guess how I ended up pushing??? lol!

In retrospect, my body got ME into the right position for the baby and my situation. I think simply listening to your bodies cues will give you the answer at the time.


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