IT’S pretty normal to feel stressed or anxious going into labour, so anything to help control our nerves would be very much welcome. As a doula and birthing educator with over 121k followers on social media, Emma Armstrong aka The Naked Doula has a few tricks up her sleeve which will guarantee the ultimate zen experience. KICO Firstly, Emma reckons it’s time to reconsider the age-old birthing position and encourages women to change how they’re positioned. “Laying on your back with legs wide open is frankly outdated,” she told Fabulous. “It benefits the caregiver and in no way helps the person giving birth.” Instead try KICO, which stands for knees in, calves out, and this allows further opening of the pelvis. Read more expert birthing tips Tips and tricks I'm a midwife and these are the things we do while delivering a baby HARD LABOUR The unexpected side effects of pregnancy – including an electric vagina “It’s a principal of where by bringing the knees in and calves out, or even a slight turn of the feet inwards, opens up the pelvic outlet giving lots of room for baby to be born.” The holy comb You might have packed a… Read full this story
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