Positions for Pushing

There are multiple positions you can try to push in. Generally pushing in an upright or squatting position allows you to work with your body and more easily deliver your baby. Upright positions are not always possible if you have an epidural. Keep an open mind while pushing. Be prepared to change positions and listen to your body and follow your instincts. The position of your baby and the position of your body play a huge role on how easy or hard and quick and long it takes to deliver your baby.

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    8Theresa Gould
    With my last three, which were home births, I knelt beside my bed and though I need a pillow for my knees I think that position and gravity helped bring baby down better than laying prone in the hospital bed.
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