What do you think of this?


It is funny cos in my last pregnancy - Although I tore at the last second (After 2 episiotomies I expected this as it is not so 'stretchy' down there methinks

Anyways - I only remember giving one or two pushes - I kept saying to the midwife - next time next time... Then my belly went like concrete and I knew I HAD to push...

I found this


I was wondering Christine - Would this lessened pushing make our prolapses less damaging - If we listened to our bodies?

Yeah Sue, I think gentle, fully conscious pushing when the urge arises is best after having labored in a safe, comfortable, supportive environment where the mother feels in complete control. Thanks for the link, although I think this forum doesn't pick up hyperlink....another item for the list!