Just wondering if anyone else has been watching One Born Every Minute on SBS on Wednesday nights? I'm due any day now and getting myself prepared for labour. I'm addicted to this show but most of the women on there really annoy me! From my birthing classes, i thought the idea was to move around, stay upright, have a shower/bath and use all the other labour positions to get gravity to help but all they seem to do on the show is lie flat on their back screaming!
I know that for every woman it's different but for those who've been there, is labour really like that or do they do it differently in UK hospitals?? blink
For me I was happiest laying on my back, I didnt want a shower, I didnt want to be on all fours (tried it though at midwives suggestion). When you are in pain and having contractions personally you can stick your fit ball up your clacker and same for having a shower.
I didnt scream, I could hear others in the labour ward going for it though.
You can have all these ideals but its not till you are in amongst it that you will know what is going to work for you and how you will react.
I love watching that show too and to be honest never thought about what position they were in. I just felt for them - and there's nothing like the relief and joy when baby is actually born.
Last week or maybe the week before there was a russian girl and she was on her knees and another lady too plus women walking around the ward - so I dont think they all just lay there for the duration.