We had a very fun experience teaching positions for labor and comfort measures. We were pretty sure some of these women had not been touched except by their husband or children in years. Getting them comfortable with touch was a priority. We started by giving them lotion and teaching them to perform hand massages. It took off from there.
We did get some strange looks when we suggested hands and knees. It seems the midwives have always told women hands and knees is a bad position and will kill the baby.
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