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Pregnancy Life & Style - - BIRTH MOVES -

Get­ting into po­si­tion

Get on the bed or floor on all fours (use cush­ions for com­fort), keep­ing your legs open. Lean over a fit­ness ball or chair for ex­tra sup­port.

How does it work?

It’s use­ful when con­trac­tions come hard and fast but you’re not yet ready to push, and to slow down a too-fast labour. Be­ing on all fours re­lieves pres­sure on your back by us­ing grav­ity to pull the uterus out of your pelvis, and helps bub into the op­ti­mum po­si­tion by tak­ing the pres­sure off his head. It can also ease back pain dur­ing labour.

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