Leaning forward is a position for managing back labor - it helps get a posterior baby with the hard part of baby's head against mom's back off of her sacrum and ease some of the nerve pain that makes back labor so uncomfortable.
Rocking or Rhythmic Motion
Some couples find it feels better to rock and sway in rhythm to her breathing - obviously not in labor in this picture - it's the closest I could find in my images!
Another choice for back labor that has mom leaning forward; also good for rocking and rhythmic motion when you use a birth ball or a rocking chair. This particular scenario allows access to massage mom at many different points.
We have had a couple of students have had textbook “NAPS” in
the last two classes…and since we still have several couples waiting for their
babies, I thought this might be a reminder and an inspiration to them for their
labors. NAP – no, they didn’t take epic
naps in labor (although I am a big advocate for sleeping in labor)…what it
means is that they were very patient in their labors.
One of the cornerstones of The Bradley Method® is a Healthy
Mom, Healthy Baby outcome. All of the
discussion below only applies if Mom and Baby are not showing any signs of
distress through labor.
Bradley Method® outcome
, Managing or coping with natural labor
, natural labor coping mechanisms
, Natural labor coping techniques
, Pain management
, Pain management natural labor
, First stage labor
, The Bradley Method®
, Second Stage Labor
, Information Center
, The Bradley Method® classes
, Bradley® Coaches
, Going to your birthplace
, Informed Consent
, Labor Marathon
, Labor Sprint
, Natural birth
, Back Labor
, Cephalo-Pelvic Disproportion
, Failure to Progress
, Fetal Distress
, Prolonged Labor
, Natural Alignment Plateau
We started seeing Dr. Ross when Bryan was breech
in-utero. His care has positively
impacted my health and made our last pregnancy feel like my best one ever. Not wanting to keep the goodness to ourselves, we
invite him to come speak to our students as a free bonus class. They hear about the many ways chiropractic care may benefit them during pregnancy,
postpartum and their nursing relationship.
For more information on those topics,click here
Here is the second topic in Dr.