Instinctive pushing

This isn’t really my post, it is just a chance to share a really amazing article written by MidwifeThinking on women’s instinctive pushing behaviours and what can happen when women are given directions by anyone other than themselves.  In short, telling a woman to push, not push, that she is ready to push or not, or even telling her how to do it, disrupts the normal flow of birth and is at best unnecessary and at worst harmful to her and her baby.

I wish everyone involved with birth would read and absorb this blog, because it would really change women’s birth experiences faster than anything else I can think of.