From massages to warm showers, any relief during labour is a blessing. And this brilliant technique does so much more than just offer a moment’s distraction – it actually helps open your pelvis.
Stephanie Jensen, owner of Doula Alliance demonstrates the hip squeeze technique in a video she prepared for other doulas. And it gives a rare insight into how externally putting pressure on a labouring woman’s hips, internally allows the pelvis to open further.
Hip squeeze demonstration
If you’re keen to see some more of the inner workings of a labouring woman, have a look at the video showing why some birth positions are better than others. Or this video showing the difference between Braxton Hicks and contractions.