Emma - posted on 08/24/2010 ( 41 moms have responded )
I have been watching One Born Every Minute on SBS, while it fascinates me on every level it also gives me heaps of questions.
My main one, and the one I would like opinions on today, is positioning during labour.
I dont know if it is just me or not, having grown up seeing many cats and dogs giving birth, but when I was in labour I felt the natural position for me was to be on all fours with the bed head tilted up. My whole labour I was bending over, leaning on things and as soon as i got into the birthing room, my first reaction was to climb up on all fours. i was that way until they told me i could hold her (and i needed stitches).
I simply cant understand the reasoning behind being on your back during a natural labour. I understand that position with an epidural but 'au natural' just doesn't feel right.
If anyone could explain anything i'm not seeing, or any differences in your labours if you have tried both, i would really appreciate it.