Getting into position
Also known as the supported squat, your partner sits on the edge of the bed or a chair with you squatting in front, your back to him. Keep your legs open and feet flat on the floor. He can place his arms under your arms so, each time a contraction comes, he can support your body as it hangs in position until the pain fades. Then between contractions you can rest against his lap.
How does it work?
“This puts women in the pushing mode,” says Megan. Having gravity on your side can also help with delivery.