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Stay active or stay relaxed during labour?

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denbyellie Sat 01-Aug-20 01:28:11

What did you do? Read so so many different articles about either resting to save energy, but then some articles suggest moving around to ease pain and speed the labour..

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MotherPiglet Sat 01-Aug-20 01:52:55

Personally I laboured very quickly so didnt have time to think about it.

Just listen to your body. If you want to rest, rest. If you need to walk or wiggle or bounce on a ball, do that. There is no right or wrong way.

ttim985y Sat 01-Aug-20 01:54:15

I agree, listen to your body. For me I vary much wanted to stay stood up the whole time. Others will be different. Do what feels right

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DramaAlpaca Sat 01-Aug-20 01:56:27

Go with whatever your body is telling you to do. I had long labours so for me it was a mixture of relaxing and moving around, depending on how I felt. Towards the end I always had a very strong urge to be upright for the delivery.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 01-Aug-20 01:57:26

I couldn't lie down. Eventually I couldn't stand or sit either and had a CS. But your body tells you what to do.

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