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.