Positions for Labor
There are several different positions you may find helpful during your
labor. One popular position calls for you to relax on all fours by
leaning forward into a pile of pillows or a bean bag. This gives your
baby as much room as possible in the pelvis. Your partner can massage
If you are having back labor, these two positions may help you shift
the weight of the baby off your back. In the first one, you kneel on
all fours with your elbows and forearms on the floor and you knees
wide do that your abdomen is hanging between them. You can rock
forward and backward in this position. The second one has you on the
floor on your hands and knees with your arms and legs wide apart. Keep
the small of your back straight, not hollow.
If you prefer to stand, you my find that leaning back into your partner
for support, letting him support your weight is another position to try.
Each day now, your little one gains weight, getting
ready for that all important day when you get to meet!
She weighs about 5.5 pounds, and is 20.25 inches long.
Disclaimer - Each pregnancy, expectant mother, and unborn child is different. Your pregnancy may not progress the same as the information found here. The information here is based on the average pregnancy. It's not meant to be a replacement for any advice your may receive from your doctor. If you have any concerns about your pregnancy, we advise you to contact your doctor.