Location, Location, Location
Read this resource ONLY after going through Soft Pelvis and Bony Structure. It's essential for you to know your pelvic map before you can really experiment with which positions keep your pelvis most open and soft. Use this text to supplement the Body Positions audio clips.
We've all heard how VERY important location is—of course, we normally think about property when we think about location, but now you have to think outside the box and inside your body.
There is no doubt that "women's issues" are some of the most hidden topics within most families and society. Sure, you can watch birth videos on cable TV which even show a woman's crotch as her baby is emerging. But rarely do they ever show the hours of labor. In fact, it appears from all the messages that the "activity" is "the birth" and not what precedes it.
What really precedes all births is pregnancy, and, for many women, the labor then follows. Both of these are the real time-invested activities. "The birth" takes far less time than labor, and labor takes far less time than pregnancy. The birth is also connected with the least amount of discomfort and the greatest amount of relief, even in Caesareans. But just as we often wave aside the real activities of pregnancy and labor, we often neglect the very real factor of body positions during the activity of labor.
Pretty much everyone involved in birth knows there are head-down babies or butt- or feet-down babies. Rarely does a baby lay sideways. What does this mean to you? From a Birthing Better Pink Kit perspective…absolutely nothing! You are pregnant to "have" a baby, not to "have" a breech baby or a posterior one.
Being skilled is not about outcomes; it's about how you invest your time and what you do as time passes. Regardless of what position your baby is in, now is the time for you to become skilled parents and commit to working with your baby's efforts to be born, no matter what or how.
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