24/09/2013 at 09:51
As above really!
24/09/2013 at 10:34
We didn't do it last time with B but I tore so am considering having a go this time. I can just about reach in teh bath at the moment but OH will need to take over..as well as shaving :/
24/09/2013 at 10:39
Did it religiously with my first pregnancy, ended up being induced and had forceps delivery. Not sure what difference it would have made if I had a problem free labour
24/09/2013 at 11:02
I am hoping to try and have bought the oil, but I can't reach...!
24/09/2013 at 11:14
it really isnt as easy as it looks is it?
24/09/2013 at 11:40
Especially not at 36 weeks. Hubby is going to have to do it I think!!
24/09/2013 at 12:27
Doesn't seem worth it to me. I have been told a million times the best way to avoid tearing is if the midwife tells you to stop pushing STOP!
This might be of interest
www.scienceandsensibility.org There is info in here of studies and stats.
24/09/2013 at 12:32
Not you and your gooch again ;) ha ha!!
24/09/2013 at 13:13
OB you love my Gooch
24/09/2013 at 18:19
I've never done it. I had an episiotomy with A due to forceps. Didn't need stitches with L and hoping to avoid this time as well!
24/09/2013 at 19:42
I did, waste of time for me!!
24/09/2013 at 19:51
I didn't bother and didn't get so much as a graze. Not sure what that says about me though haha!!
24/09/2013 at 23:06
I did it, H did it for me towards the end. No tearing here. Though I delivered on my side with H supporting one of my legs which according to my MW was the optimum position for minimising tearing.
25/09/2013 at 07:31
Oh stripey that's how I gave birth too and had no tearing. Interesting. I didn't do it because I thought it was an optimum position just the most comfy. x
25/09/2013 at 09:35
We learnt about this last night at NCT. She recomended using Olive Oil!
25/09/2013 at 09:50
It was on suggestion of the midwife that I moved into that position just before E crowned. I had been on my knees clinging onto the headboard but was struggling to support myself I was so tired! I remember her saying why don't I try lying on my side, as it will help me 'rest' and I'd be less likely to tear. Win win I thought!
If anyone is interested, Google 'Left lateral birthing position'.
25/09/2013 at 10:24
i will google this for sure!
25/09/2013 at 14:31
Oh this sounds like somethig I will look into! Nice one stripey one.
25/09/2013 at 16:01
Yep exactly what I did perhaps my body just 'knew' it was definitely the position I felt least pain in
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