Pushing the baby out

I find this stage of labor to be easier than the earlier stages. Some women have the urge to push but others do not, I haven't always had the urge to push right away and I am expecting my ninth child this year. The reason it hurts so much is because there is intense pressure and your vagina is opening to let the baby come out. I've always told people to push as if you are having the biggest bowel movement of your life.

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9Michelle FritchBellevue, Nebraska
Moms Expertise
    01/09/14
    8Theresa Gould
    I've always had the urge to push and was always relieved when those pushy feelings came because I knew the end was near. Often standing or kneeling can help with pushing as the force of gravity aids in baby coming down the birth canal.
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    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.