Post # 1
The thought of looking down during labor at my wooha in a MIRROR is horrifying. I’m not pregnant, but know it is popular in L&D. What are your thoughts on “look down at the baby in the mirror” as it comes out?????
Post # 3
This is an option??
(In all seriousness, we’re like 2-3 years away from TTC, but I think I can safely say I will not be interested in seeing that in the mirror)
Post # 4
Noooo..is how I feel right now! 🙂 maybe i’ll change my mind once in labour?!
Post # 5
I wouldn’t even want DH to go down there… I KNOW I don’t want to see all that!
Post # 6
I debate back and forth on this. In some ways, I think it would be amazing to see my child born. But I don’t know that I want to see what is happening to my vagina.
I’ve read in multiple people’s birth stories that they found that were able to push much more productively with the mirror because they could actually see what they were doing and make better progress. Just something to think about.
Post # 7
I was against it at first, but the further along I progress in my pregnancy and the more birth stories I read/hear, i think that looking in the mirror would benefit my pushing and help things progress more quickly/smoother if I can see what I am doing.
Post # 8
Actually, I used the mirror while pushing and I found it to be a great motivator to keep going. I could see that my pushes were bringing my little boy down each time and I could see his hair! I can understand why people wouldn’t want to do it. Heck, I didn’t want DH down there but when the nurse handed him one of my legs and told him to count, that went out the window! He did a great job! 🙂
Post # 9
@shimmerofheaven: Did you have your boys?? I didn’t realize you’d already given birth! Congrats!!
Post # 10
Totally not for me! I have no interest in seeing what is going on down there but more power to those who are and can handle it!
Post # 11
I had a friend who pushed and pushed, but wasn’t getting very far in labor. She finally said yes to using a mirror and she said it helped A LOT! She was able to really see what she was doing and what else she needed to do. The baby came very quickly after using the mirror.
Post # 12
no thanks to a mirror. i’d rather not know what all of that looks like with a baby coming out.