My husband and I are blessed with 6 precious children. After our 3rd was diagnosed with severe hemophilia A, I found out I was a carrier of the disorder. I started BWB to talk about birth with other hemophilia moms, and raise awareness about gentle birth choices especially in the hemophilia community. This blog is about gentle birth, hemophilia, parenting, and more!
The worst position to give birth is lying on your back. This position reduces the size of the pelvis by up to 30%! This is especially dangerous for babies with hemophilia since that would threaten the use of vacuum or forceps if the baby appeared to be stuck, and those interventions are the leading cause of headbleeds for newborns with hemophilia. Get off your backs, ladies! Stand up, squat, get on all fours, even lay on your side. Just get off that tailbone so it can move! This 5 minute video shows the dangers of your baby getting "stuck". Please watch!