Many pregnant people are not given up to date information or options about pushing during birth. This introductory topic will discuss the pelvic floor and relate to pushing types, timing and positions during birth and strategies to minimize tearing. Understanding how best to support and prepare for clients for pushing can help reduce their fear and increase their confidence about giving birth.
- Brief description of pelvic floor anatomy
- General overview of stages of labour and cardinal movements of labour
- Explanation of types, timing and positions for pushing and ways to minimize tearing
- Supporting clients clinically with options and strategies for pushing