Important news - upright positions to help birth your baby
Upright positions mostly make birth easier, as movement of the pelvic bones is not restricted and softened and stretched ligaments can readily give way from the pressure of baby's descending head. The coccyx is able to move aside too whereas when sitting semi-upright or lying in a bed on a firm mattress, this cannot occur. Despite these facts the most common position in a normal hospital delivery is semi-prone, on one's back, with knees splayed. Giving birth lying prone is tantamount to pushing a baby out against gravity! The logic of upright stances as opposed to prone and semi-prone ones is compelling! Let us not allow our resistance to change to spoil a woman's birth experience.