5. Avoid giving birth on the back and follow the body’s urges to push - lead author Joyce DiFranco, RN, BSN, LCCE, FACCE
We teach about many different positions moms can push in. Upright is better, because it opens the pelvis more and gravity can also assist in the baby descending.
We also teach about mother directed pushing. Purple pushing (yelling 1, 2, 3, 4…) is not a necessary thing for un-medicated moms. It is better for mom to follow her body and push in a way that feels best for her!