Purple pushing, coached pushing, holding your breath, all mean basically the same thing
Mothers being instructed on pushing causes them to hold their breath and push down into their bottom.
Another more normal and less exhausting option would be “breathing or bearing down” working with the contractions
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When mothers do this they often become extremely tired, they often end up with haemorhoids and frequently become so tired that they need assitsance to give birth.
When we watch really old movies you would often hear coaching to bear down and work with your body
I would guess that we bgan coaching mothers on how to push when women having epidurals couldn’t feel when they needed to push
- Every woman’s worst fear during birth, is tearing..
So how can we reduce the risk of tearing ?
Avoid forced pushing during birth
Because it exhausts mothers Increases the risk of tearing
Decreases available oxygen to baby
- During hypnobirthing , we teach mother to follow their “natural expulsive reflex” which comes when the cervix is fully open and the baby is further down in the birth canal
Come and learn methods which work WITH your body NOT against it.