Slide show: Labor positions
Image of woman in labor on hands and knees
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Don't be embarrassed to get on your hands and knees during labor. Try it in bed or on a floor mat. You'll take the pressure off your spine, which might ease back pain and help rotate the baby into a better position for delivery. A hands-and-knees position may boost your baby's oxygen supply as well. To give your arms a break, lower your shoulders to the bed or floor mat and place your head on a pillow.

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