Hi, I’m Sam Meachin, I’m a hypnobirthing teacher and here are a few of my top tips to prepare for birth.
A very common question that I get asked often is what is the best position to give birth in? Okay, so my answer to this is whatever position is right for you. You need to move instinctively and choose the best position that works for you in the moment.
Don’t be told to lie on a bed, or don’t be told what to do. It’s your choice every step of the way, you are in charge.
So, one thing I would say though, is there’s a little acronym that you can remember.
So U.F.O. this is a really great tip to remember which kind of positions you’re in.
So upright is the U. It’s really important as much as you can to stay in an upright position. And that allows gravity to help dilate your cervix and make your baby be born much easier.
The second one is F -forwards. So if you can lean forward as much as possible, and it doesn’t mean like you don’t need to be on your hands and knees all the time, it can even be lying on your side, but basically that’s given your sacred space to open and your pelvis is able to open and flex to make more space for your baby.
And the last one is open. So remember to be in an open position, as much as you possibly can to lying down hands and knees, sitting on a birth ball, all of those other things, but most importantly, you need to decide what’s right for you in that moment.