What is the best position to give birth to a baby?Pregnancy Gynaecology
I was wondering if there’s a particular position that I should ‘strive’ to give birth in?
Most women give birth lying down in a supine position (on their back). This is particularly the case if they are on epidural as they will not be able to manage alternative positions well. Some also give birth lying their sides. Alternative birthing positions include squatting and on all fours. These are an option if you are not on epidural as you will be able to maintain your position well. I suggest to explore options with your obstetrician and doing the labour to see what suits you best.
Dr Jasmine Mohd
MBBS, MMed, MRCOG, FAMS
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