You go into the labour room knowing you have to push but not necessarily knowing how to do it, do you just squeeze your face or scream real loud or what? If you didn’t feel this way I have to say you gurl are a superstar because I had not the slightest idea of how to push.
The pushing phase is the second stage of labour and it usually happens after you are fully dilated , now at this stage some people feel the natural urge to push and some people don’t, I guess that is why people say there are 2 ways to push. One being the mother-baby led way and the second being the coached way. The mother-baby led pushing is when your body sort of lets you know when to push , its a natural urge and you body sort of goes into auto pilot and your brain just know this is what you should be doing, while the coached way is when the nurses or Dr tell you to push. They would usually count from 1-10 then you take a deep breath and start all over again.
Both ways usually get the job done, which one is the best way? I have not the slightest idea. I have always been a fan of doing what feels right. That doesn’t mean you should ignore your caretakers i.e Dr’s and Nurses just try to find a healthy balance,.
Now that is out of the way, I am going to tell you how to push. Its probably the easiest and the hardest thing you will ever do in your life. Now considering the fact that I failed maths nearly every time I did an exam or test I must say I am really proud of my pushing formula and here it is
The P Formula ( Pushing Baby = Taking a dump)
I promise you that is all it is, just think back to all those times you had a really hard poo to push out, pushing a baby is just like that and luckily for me I felt the urge when it was time and I started pushing even before they allowed me to , I just could not hold it in and four pushes later out came baby Kunms!
If you have any questions or you just want to talk you can reach me via email Temilola@ftmbaby.com