Should you push as soon as you're fully dilated?

Should you push as soon as you

What if you have had pain relief, but do not have the urge to push? Should you wait for that urge to push or are you better trying to push immediately? American researchers now argue for the latter.

According to the American guidelines, most women wait, and that can sometimes take more than an hour, but the researchers are now calling for these guidelines to be adjusted.

Research
Because research has shown that there is less risk of inflammation in the case of direct pushing at full access. Women who start squeezing immediately have a 6.7 percent chance of inflammation. Women who wait to push have a 9.1 percent chance of inflammation.

Also, women who push immediately have 2.3 percent chance of a severe bleeding. That percentage is a bit higher for women who wait, namely at 4 percent.

Furthermore, the delivery of women who pushed immediately was 30 minutes shorter on average.

Pain relief
The study, which was conducted by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, looked at 2,400 women who had a child for the first time. The women were expecting for at least 37 weeks. All received an epidural during the delivery. When they had ten centimeter access, the women were randomly asked to push immediately or only after 60 minutes.

Did you have to wait a long time until you had the urge to press after using pain relief during your birth?

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