Supporting women’s instinctive pushing behaviour during birth

Originally posted on MidwifeThinking:
Artwork by Amanda Greavette This article was published in The Practising Midwife¬†journal in June 2015 along with¬†‘practice challenge’ questions for midwives (not included here). Introduction Clinical guidelines recommend that women should be guided by their own pushing urges during birth (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2014). However, directing…