To be honest, many women intuitively accept those poses that are most comfortable for them and for children. Here the word nature said. But childbirth is not the case when you can go through trial and error. Therefore, it is much better to get acquainted with the poses that can be taken during labor, with the advantages of some compared to others, and choose the best option for yourself.
Poses during fights
If your births are not labeled "complicated", during the battles doctors will behave as you prefer. Accept any comfortable poses, go around the ward, hang, clinging to the high handrails or stairs (in modern maternity hospitals such attributes are not uncommon), use the ball for fitness. Moreover, if conditions permit, and the waters have not yet poured, immerse yourself in a bath filled with warm water. Someone to experience fights easier, standing in the shower. During the fight, the painful posture in which the woman stands with a support on the wall, the table, the back of the chair or the bed is reduced. Taking this position it is very important to transfer the weight of the trunk to your hands. If the mother has a backache, the "cat pose" will be effective when the woman is on all fours or hangs around her husband's neck in such a way that the stomach hangs. In addition, you can shake the pelvis and hips, creating movements that relax the muscles of the perineum and promote the opening of the cervix.
Trained women can take the lotus position. But it can not be used during active labor. If the baby's head has already lowered and presses on the tissues of the pelvic floor, but the cervix has not yet fully opened, the so-called "baby's pose" will be effective. In this case, the woman will have to kneel down and push them as wide as possible, and put a large pillow under her breast.
Postures during childbirth
lying on the back
Previously, our women all gave birth to all lying on their backs. But now many maternity clinics and clinics have revised their views on this approach, because it is already proved that this position is most convenient for doctors and uncomfortable for a woman and her child. By the way the posture on the back during childbirth is not in the traditions of any country. This is explained, first of all, the fact that during the time a woman lies, the vena cava is squeezed and leads to a disruption in the blood supply in vital organs and in the placenta, can cause dizziness, a feeling of faintness. To everything, in this position the uterus shrinks ineffectively, its neck opens slowly. Moreover, this position complicates the correct insertion and rotation of the child's head, increases the painful sensations of the woman.
The situation on the back is justified only in some cases. For example, when pregnancy is premature, the child has signs of intrauterine delay, when deliveries are fast or fast delivery, and also with pelvic presentation. In addition, this situation will have to be taken by a woman who will undergo epidural anesthesia. In this case, so that the anesthetic is symmetrically spread over the skin of the spinal cord.
lying on the side
This position is often recommended at the end of the first period of labor. It is very convenient, when the cervix has opened almost completely, and the generic process must be controlled every second. This is extremely important when the fetus is small or premature. To correctly accept this position, you need to lie on your side, and your legs bend at the knees. The legs are in the position of a running man. It is convenient to put a pillow under the foot. Some women clamp the pillow between their legs. During the appearance of the baby, the woman remains lying on her side, and one leg (the one that tops) rises, but also remains bent at the knee. For convenience, you can hold your foot with your hand.
we give birth in a pose of "high heels"
For this pose, you need to squat, hugging your knees and spreading your legs. The trunk should be tilted forward, and the head is lowered down, as if you are peeking behind what is happening. During the last attempts you have to be careful that the baby is not born too quickly. Therefore, when the head cuts through, it is necessary to straighten the knees. The midwife must support the child. The parturient should rest on someone (for example, her husband) or in something with her hands to keep her balance. In this position, the woman does not need to push. The child goes out by himself.
give birth standing
This method is very similar to the one described above. At the time of delivery, the woman should bend her knees, spread her legs and tilt the body forward. Behind, there must be someone who will help the woman in childbirth not to lose balance and not fall. Until the child's head appeared, You can make rotational movements of the hips. Thus, the baby's head is better down. By the way, in this position, uterine contractions are much more effective, and attempts are more intensive, because the force of gravity is acting here. It is important that in this position the woman herself controls the muscles of the pelvic floor. The perineum relaxes better, the risk of rupture is significantly reduced.
we give birth on all fours
This pose does not need an assistant. The woman herself controls the process. Also the advantage of this position is that the woman does not give birth promptly, and in some situations this is very important. For example, such a position can play a significant role in repeated childbirth, when the birth canal is wide enough. If a woman, standing on all fours, slightly drops the pelvis down and spreads her legs, rested on the edge of the bed or table, then the baby's head would rather fall down. If you need to reverse, detain the child, the woman will be advised to lift the pelvis, sinking to the elbows. As soon as the head is cut through, the obstetrician will ask the mother to be in the starting position - on all fours.
In what position you would not decide to give birth, remember that you always need to relax. Especially it is contraindicated to clench at the moment of approaching and during the bout. Listen to your midwife, tune in to a favorable outcome, and you will succeed!