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Did your hospital have stirips when you delivered or did you have to hold your legs up yourself?

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SabrinaMBowen

Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 9:34 PM on Sep. 23, 2010 in Health

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  • My mom held up one leg and I think the nurse held up the other.
    JGRIMMER

    Answer by JGRIMMER at 9:36 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I refuse to birth on my back, it is the ONE position most likely to cause a problematic birth.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 9:37 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I stood up, it made it easier and faster
    Forget-me-not

    Answer by Forget-me-not at 9:37 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • No stirrups with either of my Hospital births, no stirrups for my last either, nor a lithotomy position for that matter, but it was a Birth Center birth.
    dedicatedrider

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 9:37 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • My DH held one and a nurse held the other but there were stirrups to, used them between pushing sessions. I pushed on and off for 4 hours before my c-sec.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:38 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • For the first my DF held one leg and my mom the other. For the second I held my own legs.
    blogginmomma

    Answer by blogginmomma at 9:38 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • They had stirrups.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:39 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • They had stirrups both times, but with my first child they held my legs anyhow. Because I wasn't pushing hard enough, so to encourage me they helped me out. It worked. The second time around I already knew what to do, so I used the stirrups only.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 9:46 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I also had stirrups however we held my legs back further for more leverage.
    SaturnsMom

    Answer by SaturnsMom at 9:48 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • yea they had them
    HuntersMom25

    Answer by HuntersMom25 at 7:42 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

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