Downward From Knees

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Lowering yourself from hands-and-knees can help you calm and gather yourself. This position is used to 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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology