Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Eating on Da Flo'

We are eating on the floor these days. The main reason is because sitting cross-legged on the floor encourages better fetal positioning. Any position leaning forward with legs open is a good position for mom. Leaning back with legs crossed = bad fetal positioning, or so we have been told. (it would seem that laboring flat on one's back might be the second worst position, trumped only by the hypothetical situation of laboring upside down)

I suppose another reason would be because we are having Korean food these days, so eating on the floor just feels right.

(the hideous picture quality is because I left my camera at the in-laws', and I am forced to use my free phone's camera. If it's a free phone and has a camera, it isn't a very good one)

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  • Ginny

    Good idea!

    I assisted at a birth once where my suggestion was taken and it made a huge difference. The mother squatted and I and her husband helped her stay up by holding her up by her underarms. That opened up the pelvis and the baby slipped out into the midwife's hands. The mother wished she had done that hours before.

    Just a thought...

  • Smockity Frocks

    Maybe I missed it, but are you having baby at home? A birthing center? A hospital w/ midwife assistance? (If that is too personal, please, ignore.)

    One of the most helpful books I found for laboring was The Birth Book by Dr. Sears. I only came upon it for our 7th birth and wish I had read it for the others!

    (Hey! The "Email follow up comments" box is gone!)

  • Smockity Frocks

    Never mind...now it's back.

  • Harmony

    The plan is a hospital birth with a midwife and a doula at the lowest-intervention hospital in the city. We both think that this will probably be the best of all worlds for us.