We do not usually use the term “tips”, it is not very professional and we think that all patients should undergo an assessment to find out which treatment is best in each case. However, there are simple things that pregnant women can do to enjoy this moment with more comfort and tranquility.
For pregnant women who want vaginal delivery this is an excellent position for stretching the muscles of the perineum. The pregnant woman should stay in this position for about 30 seconds, two to three times a day.
Be careful not to strain the lumbar spine and have something to lean on for more stability. You can ask someone to help you at that time.
Position for normal delivery: the gynecological (lithotomic) position is, anatomically speaking, not the most suitable for vaginal delivery. In this position, the vaginal canal is tilted upwards, making it difficult for the baby to leave.
If there is a possibility, it is preferable for the pregnant woman to keep her feet on the delivery table and her knees bent, with her hips in anteversion, as if she were “rearing her butt” back.
This stretching can be done by the pregnant woman at home, improving the pain caused by sciatic nerve compression.
The pregnant woman standing in front of a table / bench at her hip height, she positions a flexed leg on the table and leans her torso on this leg, remaining in this position for about 15 to 30 seconds. Then repeat on the other leg.