Pushing tips

When I was pregnant with my oldest I asked a trillion questions about pregnancy and labor. The best advice that I have ever received regarding pushing is push like you are having a bowel movement. I know it sounds gross but you need to push down and out in order for the baby to move down so directing your pushing as if you are having a bowel movement helps.

9Michelle FritchBellevue, Nebraska
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    8Theresa Gould
    It's hard to explain to someone who hasn't gone through it yet. I was always told to push like a bowel movement but it never really made sense since you are pushing vaginally. I still think it's confusing.
    About Michelle Fritch
    Current: Bellevue, Nebraska
    Birth: February 16
    On Moms.com since: Dec 31, 2013
    My name is Michelle Fritch. I have been married to my husband Tim for 16 years and together we have nine children, Tim has four older children from a previous marriage totaling 13 children for him. Tim is a Railroad Engineer and I am a Stay At Home Mom.