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Comfort Positions for Labour and Birth


preganat woman lying on back holding stomach, man touching her stomach


During labour, changing position frequently can make you more comfortable.  It can also help you manage pain and avoid medications.  

Take time with your partner to get familiar with the various options before you start your labour.

These positions may help you to manage pain and avoid medications. Your partner can remain involved and supportive by helping you move and change positions often. 

The headers below link to printable PDF's of these positions where you can find more detailed information.

Walking/Standing  |  Sitting Upright  |  Semi sitting  

  Birthing Ball  |  Kneeling  |  Side lying  |  Squatting






Last Updated: August 6, 2013