Side-Lying

A pregnant woman lying on her side and supported by pillows

Lying on your side can give you needed rest during a long labour. Take care to prop up your upper leg and head.

Current as of: May 29, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Thomas M. Bailey, MD, CCFP - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology

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