Slide show: Labor positions
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Squatting helps open your pelvis, giving your baby more room to rotate as he or she moves through the birth canal. Squatting also might allow you to bear down more effectively when it's time to push. Use a sturdy chair or squatting bar on the birthing bed for support. You can also squat against a wall or between your support person's legs while he or she sits in the chair.

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