What it is: The mother will be on all fours, such as when playing “horse”. How it works: The hands and knees position helps to relieve pressure on the back by using gravity to pull the uterus out of the pelvis. When
What it is: The dangle position is an upright supported squat, which allows the labor partner to support the mother without straining his or her back. How it works: Squatting positions take advantage of gravity to increase the work done during contractions.
The labor dance is an upright position that encourages movement in the pelvis during labor. How it works: Upright positions use gravity to increase the work done by contractions, while decreasing the pain most women feel. Doing the labor dance moves the
For most of labor, the laboring woman will simply select a position that is comfortable to her. Sometimes, the woman is not sure what will feel the most comfortable or is overwhelmed with contractions and unable to make a decision about what