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There are a number of different positions for labor only you can decide which one best suits you. You should discuss your preferences with your partner, but bear in mind that in the heat of the moment, you may choose to change your mind. And that's your prerogative!
Hi! Our names are Mary & Howard and we are a loving couple wishing to adopt an infant or toddler. We have been happily married for 8 years and feel very fortunate. A little one will be our first priority and will be welcomed into a safe and happy home.
It is only because so many women are giving birth in hospitals simultaneously that lying down positions of labor are prevalent in hospitals. It is, for many women, more convenient to squat or be supported by a loved one. Many doctors tend to frown upon this; a good enough reason for anyone to seriously consider whether they wish to give birth in a hospital at all. At home, varying positions of labor even walking are never frowned upon. You can go horizontal, vertical; even back to front, if you wish. Standing on your head, however, is not recommended.
Many people divide labor into up to six stages. However, for simplicity labor can be divided into two stages. The first stage is basically when the cervix dilates and the contractions begin to build. The second stage is when the mother must begin to work seriously to bear down and the baby starts making his or her way into the world.
Positions for labor in the first stage:Standing or sitting upright;
These positions should feel natural. Kneeling, for instance, is a comfortable position for labor for women experiencing extreme backache.
Positions for labor in the second stage:Squatting;
If there are birth complications, a particular position of labor may be preferable but your birthing partner or midwife will inform you. Kneeling for instance may be recommended if the baby is being delivered 'upside down'.
Throughout labor, it is useful to tell your birthing partner or doctor how you are feeling. Remember, everyone is an individual and just because your neighbor 'didn't feel a thing' doesn't mean that you need to show similar unnecessary so-called 'bravery'. Choose the best position of labor for yourself and to protect your baby by avoiding as much stress as possible in the birthing process.