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"Don't give birth lying down" What does it mean?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:25 AM on Feb. 8, 2011 in Pregnancy

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Answers (11)
  • Ask a doctor to make sure? Really? Ask someone with a penis, who can not give birth, what the best position to do so is? OMFG *facepalm*

    The *****WORST***** position in which to give birth is laying on your back. It began with an asshole named Henry... You should look it up- he ordered his wife to birth in this position so he could watch. It made things easier for the doctor, and harder for the mother and infant. Google yourself a little history lesson hon.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:36 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Exactly how it sounds. You shouldn't be laying on your back to push. Really the best position is squatting.
    moviemom22

    Answer by moviemom22 at 11:26 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Squatting is better.
    leah_rai

    Answer by leah_rai at 11:27 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • http://www.nct.org.uk/_uploads/publications/positionsforlabour-1small.jpg


     


    It means you should try any other position.

    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 11:31 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Do not lie on your back! It is not a natural position for birth and creates stalling, unnecessary pressure and excess tearing...and all of the "cascade of intervention" that goes along with those things.
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 11:30 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Birth stools are good too!
    leah_rai

    Answer by leah_rai at 11:31 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I had one of mine standing up with one foot on the bathroom counter, while I held onto my husband for balance and support through the contractions.
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 11:37 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • wish they had told me about that method when i had my girls.
    WildCat73

    Answer by WildCat73 at 11:33 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • It means they want you to bend over and hike the baby out like a football...lol
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 11:35 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I had no idea that you shouldn't give birth lying on your back. Maybe two out of three of mine would have been a hell of a lot easier had I known. It makes sense though, gravity.
    amybaby_19

    Answer by amybaby_19 at 11:50 AM on Feb. 8, 2011