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    Default Birthing stools?

    Have you used one? Did you like it? I just could not get into a comfortable position to labour in last time. I found the half reclined bed so awkward, and was too tired to support myself doggy style I was most comfy on the toilet so it's occurred to me I probably would have loved a birthing stool!

    Does anyone know if there are birthing stools at the Mater in Brisbane?

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    i used a birthing stool in the bath with DS1, i wish i'd asked for one with the others... from memory it made my legs a bit numb but 'gravity works' and really helped with the pushing side of things

    oh, might be worth adding that my sister was sitting up on the edge of the bath behind (around? not sure how to explain it ) me so that i could lean back on her and rest between contractions and hold her hands during... maybe your support person could sit on a chair if needed and you weren't in a bath...
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    I think the mater mothers do. I was in there not that long ago checking out a birthing suite and I swore the midwife mentioned it. Prego brain is making me think otherwise. >_>

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    All the research i did to avoid tearing suggested not using a birthing stool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoJ View Post
    All the research i did to avoid tearing suggested not using a birthing stool.
    What? Why?!? I had heard flat on your back was worst for tearing whereas doggy style and upright were best!


 

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