Wonderful descriptions of positions to move into during labor, back labor, and pushing courtesy of Luschka and beautiful drawings of same by JoniRae.com. I wish all childbirthing professionals, mamas, and birthing partners had access to printable charts such as these — print them out, pin them, share them around!
I moved moved moved during my long labor with Mikko. With more confidence during Alrik’s birth, I took to heart my midwife’s suggestion that birthing women, when not persuaded otherwise, will usually move into the position that’s instinctually best for them. I labored bent forward on my knees, and pushed in a semi-reclined squat. It worked, is all I can say!