Giving birth is an exercise in plumbing.

Your baby has to move down, move through and move out of your body. Your baby is a big 3-dimensional object growing and living inside your 3-dimensional container.

For your baby to move down, move through and move out, you baby has to open up the closure of its home … your cervix.

Then, your baby has to move through your bony pelvis (a tube with pieces parts).

Then, your baby has to open its birth canal or your vagina (which is soft tissue rather than boney and hard).

One childbirth skill you might need is to identify if you have a long tailbone and if so how to work with the muscles that control its movement. And you’ll also learn what positions hinder your baby’s descent if you have a long tailbone.

Thankfully giving birth is not rocket science and does not require you or your birth support/birth coach to know anatomy.

You just have to feel your tailbone and learn the skills to keep it out of your baby’s way. Men and women have the same body so its simple for both of you to learn together. If you have a long tail bone then learn the tail bone movement on 2 of the Birthing Better Childbirth online birthing classes: Complete Birth Skills and Body Skills For Pregnancy and Birth.

You will learn to work with making the muscles that control your tailbone more pliable, soft and stretchy using the audio Internal Work.

All Birthing Better skills were created by hundreds of moms and dads and used in every type of birth.