Positions for the First Stage of Labor

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Pregnant woman laboring on floor

Kneeling and Leaning


Kneeling and leaning forward onto cushions with your bottom raised also helps ease a backache and can be a helpful position to adopt during transition when you may need to resist the urge to bear down.

Next: Straddling a Chair

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