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Downward From Knees

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Lowering yourself from hands-and-knees can help ease the physical and emotional intensity of labor. It is also used to take pressure off of the back and may help shift a baby to a more favorable position. You may find it eases back labor.

Current as of: June 16, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kirtly Jones MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine & Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine