NE1 deliver squatting?

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Registered: 07-16-2009
NE1 deliver squatting?
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Wed, 04-06-2011 - 9:23pm

I've always wanted to try a delivery in the squatting position.

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Registered: 05-20-2008
Thu, 04-07-2011 - 8:30pm
I haven't, but during my DD's birth (homebirth) I instictively wanted to but was SO TIRED that I just had to lie down.

Does your hospital have squatting bars? My hospital does, and many more seem to be offering this option as well. Most are attached to the bed.
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Registered: 07-16-2009
Thu, 04-07-2011 - 9:49pm

They do, but it apparently requires setting up.

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Registered: 09-15-2010
Fri, 04-08-2011 - 12:31pm
I've only ever been on my back. My hospital offers a squatting bar, but not sure how much support I would actually get in using it.

I've considered squatting with this delivery, but then it doesn't take me that long to push the baby out. I need to do some more reading about laboring positions. I've heard that squatting decreases the chance of tearing, but I'm not sure if that's true. With my other two labors, I had 2nd degree tearing. It would be nice to avoid that!

Squatting is definitely intriguing.
 BabyFetus Ticker
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Registered: 07-16-2009
Sat, 04-09-2011 - 1:44pm

One of the funny things is this...

I've kind of given up on squatting in previous pregnancies because of #1 the passive discouragement I have received and #2 I am so tired by the end of the pregnancy that I don't know I could do it on my own...

Then it occurred to me that for my previous pregnancies my "assistants" had to work hard pushing my legs back to open up the passage more.

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Registered: 11-01-2010
Sun, 04-10-2011 - 8:13pm

It's definitely hard to know how we'll feel at the time!

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Registered: 06-14-2006
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 12:33am
Crashing from October - have you thought about a birthing chair/ stool... I think all hospitals have them
ds Jan '07 dd Aug '09 and a surprise coming.....
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Registered: 06-14-2006
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 12:37am
Sorry to crash but it is almost 1 am my belly is bigger now than it was at twenty weeks with my second and I can't sleep :(

Pp if you have the option of a midwife j think you would love it they are sooo helpful an
ds Jan '07 dd Aug '09 and a surprise coming.....
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Registered: 07-16-2009
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 10:38am

Crashing invited!

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Registered: 06-14-2006
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 10:45am
sooo funny about the crashing... I am not sure when back in the day was, but I have only been on the boards for around 5 years and I had never heard it as an issue on any of my other ddc's... when were yours???

I will be 42 when this one shows up....my last one was two weeks before my 40th...and my first was at 37...super quick recoveries...sooo you should be okay;)
I am soooo glad I don't have to deal with any doctors...never saw one at all for my last birth and def wont this time either...lol

this new ivillage is not great...def slow...lol
ds Jan '07 dd Aug '09 and a surprise coming.....
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Registered: 09-15-2010
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 11:04am
I didn't think of that. They could easily support you as you are squatting. Maybe you can avoid stupid comments from doctors too ;)

Part of me wants to do the squatting position, but the other part doesn't want to bother. During at least one of my labors, I had some bm come out as I was pushing, so maybe the squatting position might be awkward, lol. Hmmm... there's lots to think about.
 BabyFetus Ticker

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