Most mamas-to-be know that the ideal position for their baby to assume in the womb before birth is head-down. But obstetricians and midwives often use technical terms to describe different fetal presentations that can be hard to understand. Your baby moves around during pregnancy and most likely end up in many different positions.
Different Types of Recliners
Movement and positioning in labor work magic. Movement enhances comfort by stimulating the receptors in the brain that decrease pain perception. When contractions become very strong, endorphins are released and pain perception decreases even more. Ultimately, your movement in response to your contractions decreases pain and facilitates labor — a win-win. Movement also helps the baby move through the pelvis, and some positions enlarge pelvic diameters. What position should you use? Follow your body. Move freely in response to what you feel. Your body will let you know just what position is best at every point in your labor. Arrange to have continuous support in labor from a professional labor assistant a doula or a close friend or family member who makes you feel safe and confident.
What is a Recliner?
Recliners, rockers and chaise loungers may all provide stylish and reclinable seating, but they have significant differences. We will discuss all you need to know about these pieces so you can make an educated decision as to which one is right for you and your home. A recliner is what the name suggests, an arm chair that reclines.
The positions that you choose for labor and birth are important. They will help you be more comfortable during the labor process. Some positions will also help speed up the process of labor. Practicing them prior to labor will also make them seem familiar and more comfortable and natural. Walking in labor is a great way to help not only speed up labor but make you more comfortable. Some women will choose to walk through their neighborhoods, or even the mall on colder days. No matter where you choose to walk, even if it's simply the halls of the hospital, walking can help your pelvis move about more freely and help gravity assist your baby in moving down into your pelvis. During the later stages of labor, you may not feel like walking during contractions. That is perfectly okay.