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Latest post at 28/03/2012 11:48:41
Were you allowed to labour and birth in a position of your choice - other than on your back with legs in stirrups/ pushed back? I did it this way first time round and really want to try something different this time, especially in the earlier parts of labour , to let gravity help me and during pushing in order to make as much room for baby to come out as possible. Lying on the back is not the best position for that. I am going to address this with my doctor but would be interested if doctors/midwives would be accommodating to that or if they won't let me because it is not done here that way...
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Latest post at 28/03/2012 12:59:21
I'm about to deliver any day now inshallah and my doctor is very supportive of delivering in a position that is comfortable for me at the time. I've also spoken with a few ladies that delivered at the same hospital I will be going to and one of them delivered standing up and the other one squatting. During active labor they were allowed to walk, shower, sit on the birth ball and do whatever they needed in order to be comfortable.
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Latest post at 28/03/2012 13:16:30
You should be allowed to birth in any position you feel comfortable in. The hospital should be able to provide any tools you want (stool, ball, heat/cold packs etc) or let you bring in anything they can't provide.

My advice is to have your wishes written in a birth plan, have your OB sign it and have your support person bring LOTS of copies on the day. Hand them to anyone who comes into the room and insist your plan is read by all. Insist that anyone who is not 100% supportive of your wishes does not come into the room. Discuss this with your OB and have it in the written plan, if it's important to you. Don't forget to include what you'd like to have happen after the baby is born (don't cut cord immediately; immediate skin-to-skin contact; no formula etc)...whatever you want for YOUR baby.

At both American (2007) and Al Wasl (2009) I was allowed to do whatever I felt I needed to do. As long as we keep in mind that even best laid plans can go pear-shaped, you can at least aim for the birth of your dreams.
edited by Green-ish on 28/03/2012
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Latest post at 28/03/2012 14:59:24
Thanks, that sounds reassuring. Will talk to my doctor at next visit.
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Latest post at 28/03/2012 16:15:02
I recently delivered at American Hospital and they are all for delivering in your preferred position. There beds have bar attachments that go across the bed so you can squat and lean over them. If you go there for a tour, they can show you.
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Latest post at 28/03/2012 20:51:28
Depending on where you have your baby ... The rules may change!

If you are at city, my understanding is if you have oxitocin to induce labour then you are strapped to monitors monitoring baby heart rate and your contractions... I was allowed to sit on ball but the monitors then wernt in right position and therefore not recording what the doc required so bed I pretty much had to stay.

If you have an epidural, bed you have to stay too.

Up until any of this happens or you reader it, then you are free to do what you want, shower, walk around etc. I almost babysat for a friend whilst she was in the hospital for a specialist appointment but when she found out I was in active labr and waters broke she decided to keep her kiddies with her instead... But I could have happily looked after then for a while

All the best for your birth experience!
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Latest post at 28/03/2012 23:17:27
No woman needs my son running riot in her hospital room while she's trying to have a baby! Big Grin Big Grin
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Latest post at 29/03/2012 09:00:15
AussiePup wrote:
Depending on where you have your baby ... The rules may change!

If you are at city, my understanding is if you have oxitocin to induce labour then you are strapped to monitors monitoring baby heart rate and your contractions... I was allowed to sit on ball but the monitors then wernt in right position and therefore not recording what the doc required so bed I pretty much had to stay.

If you have an epidural, bed you have to stay too.

Up until any of this happens or you reader it, then you are free to do what you want, shower, walk around etc. I almost babysat for a friend whilst she was in the hospital for a specialist appointment but when she found out I was in active labr and waters broke she decided to keep her kiddies with her instead... But I could have happily looked after then for a while

All the best for your birth experience!


Thanks! That is good to know, I can assume that the hospital I am with right now would have similar policies in place, but should I encounter any reluctance regarding my birthing plans it is good to know there are places that would accomodate my wishes. I understand that in the case of certain interventions I will be confined to the bed, I was more thinking about the best case scenario - so far this little one has been really good to me, so I have hope all goes smooth on the big day....
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Latest post at 01/04/2012 09:27:17
When I delivered at city in 2010 I was on oxytocin and needed to return to the bed to be monitored once an hour for about 15 minutes ( or 5 min every 30 min I think, def something like this) then I was free to be up again and walking. The midwives were very good about liberating me as soon the monitoring period was up.
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