Ask a Midwife: Why Upright Birthing Could Be Your Game-Changer

Ask a Midwife: Why Upright Birthing Could Be Your Game-Changer

Okay, lovely mamas and mamas-to-be, gather round because we're about to spill the tea on a birthing position that might just blow your mind. Why? Because when it comes to bringing your little bundle into the world, gravity can be your BFF. Yes, you heard that right. We're talking about the wonders of upright birthing.


So, why would you consider birthing in an upright position? Here’s the scoop:


  • Increases the space in the pelvis: Birthing upright isn't just for the yoga-loving, smoothie-drinking mamas out there. It literally increases the space in your pelvis, giving your baby a VIP pass to come on out with less fuss. Talk about making an entrance!
  • Reduces the need for episiotomy: If the thought of an episiotomy sends shivers down your spine, you're gonna love this. Upright birthing positions reduce the need for these snips. That means you get to keep your bits and pieces more intact, just the way nature intended.
  • Reduces the need for forceps: Less need for forceps? Yes, please! With upright birthing, the chance of needing those medieval-looking tools to help your baby out decrease significantly. We're all for more natural and less 'let's pry this baby out'.
  • Decreases the chance of fetal distress during labor: Reducing the chance of fetal distress sounds like a dream, right? Well, it’s totally possible with upright birthing. Keeping things calm and serene during labor is not only great for you but for your tiny human too.
  • Reduces the need for emergency cesarean section: The biggie – reducing the need for emergency C-sections. If you're hoping to stick to your birth plan without unexpected plot twists, then standing up might just be your secret weapon.


With all these fabulous benefits, the question isn't why you should try it upright; it's why wouldn't you? Imagine birthing your baby like a majestic goddess, harnessing the power of gravity and your own strength. Upright birthing could be the game-changer you never knew you needed. And remember, at Saucy Mama, we're all about making your motherhood journey as empowering and supported as possible. Because you? You're nothing short of amazing.

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