Positions for the First Stage of Labor

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Pregnant woman laboring on floor

Lying on Your Side


Lying on your side with your knee bent and supported with pillows can be a relaxing position between contractions, enabling you to rest and re-energize. You may also want to adopt a supported lying position during some contractions.

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