8 Helpful Positions for Labour and Birth
There are natural pain management options like water immersion and hypnobirthing, and drugs like an epidural and opioids for coping with contractions, but another integral element to handling the intensity of labour and birth is body positioning.
What works for one birthing person might not work for another. But by having a range of options up your sleeve, you can try many of them out to find one that provides you with the most relief. Changing positions during labour and mobilising (moving) your body is also known for assisting the progression of labour.
Here are some common positions for labour and birth that you may choose to use: