Presentation on theme: "Positions of Labor Cheyenne County Hospital Childbirth Education Class Candi Douthit, BSN, RN."— Presentation transcript:
Positions of Labor Cheyenne County Hospital Childbirth Education Class Candi Douthit, BSN, RN
Repositioning in Labor can Make all of the difference! ► Changing positions every 30 minutes is helpful in facilitating the baby’s movements throughout the birth canal ► We encourage you to use any of these you like…your body will tell you which ones are best ► The worst position is flat on your back. If you are laying in bed, we would like you to have a pillow beneath either hip at all times to keep flowing well to you and to baby.
Side-lying ► Try placing pillows between your knees for comfort.
Sway on the Ball ► Best to add movement with use ► Helps open the pelvic inlet ► Decreases back labor
Squatting/Supported Squat ► Opens the pelvis, gravity enhancing, sense of control for mom. During squatting, the average pelvic outlet is 28% greater than in the supine position. Stand, or sit back to relax in between contractions