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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pushing your baby out

"Pushing your baby out" is a rude concept that has NO PLACE in gentle birthing. It is usually counterproductive and is actually a detriment, causing the vaginal sphincters to close ahead of the descending baby. It creates an atmosphere of stress for all involved. Very recent studies suggest that forced pushing over a long period of time can be harmful to a birthing mother and do damage to her pelvic floor.


Strong, forced pushing while other people prompt you will confuse, frustrate and tire you. It also causes your baby to experience emotional and physical trauma, as she is pressed against the walls of a resistant passage that is not yet receptive to her journey. Stories of exhaustive pushing that extends over hours bear out the fact that the baby will descend when she and the birth path are ready.


The wave of the lower body is designed to expel as such surge moves the baby farther down the birth path..These soft, expulsive pulsations of your body will do their job more quickly if left uninterrupted and allowed to function as nature intended...


- MARIE F. MONGAN from Hypnobirthing, The Mongan Method





I really hope there will be no more people wishing me "happy pushing, Tahirah!"


..and there will be no nurses to tell me "ok..teran sekarang!!!" or "..teran panjang2.." 


Hope they will follow my birth plan..




Support gentle birthing!! :)



6 comments:

~LiL' VoLCaNo3 PriNc3sS~ said...

interesting! when r u due, tahirah?
I've read about some different birthing techniques which involves in the sitting position/over a pilates ball or something like that, with gravity's help.
WISH U A SMOOTH DELIVERY! :D

~Lavanya~

Hayati Muzaffar said...

Salam Tahirah, with knowledge comes power and responsibility...may Allah grant you ease and peace in delivering your baby and you and hubby get to gently meet and greet your precious bundle of joy soon! Remember to smile and ride the waves of surges...and each 'squeeze' is to bring your lil bubba closer to you! You are perfectly design by Allah to birth another ummah into this world...

Tahirah A. said...

HI Lavanya..i can pop out anytime from now!..hehe..

Yea..there's a lot of birthing position that many are not aware of it. The one that we usually observed in the hospital tu (lithotomy) is very useless and does not help at all...

BIrth ball? it's very2 comforting..when you sit on the birth ball, it releases the pressure on your pelvic area.

btw, are u still in Paeds now?

Tahirah A. said...

w'salam kak yat...what a comforting words from u...i really2 need that!!

will definitely invite you to witness the moment..inshaAllah :)

LisaLisut said...

i juga berharap begitu. nk bgtau doctor awl2.huhuhu

Tahirah A. said...

Yup Lisa...can discuss with your doctor awal2..aaaannndd make sure the nurses dekat labour room pon ada a copy of your birth plan sbb most of the time you will be with your nurses..and NOT MANY nurses are aware of it as they are bound to hospital procedures...