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Positions for Labor and Childbirth

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Sitting in a Chair
Positions for Labor and Childbirth

Sitting in a chair can be a nice position for labor. It allows you to be fully upright and allows gravity to assist you in laboring. It also can help promote relaxation, by allowing you to rest.

You can use any type of chair, from a kitchen chair, to a rocking chair. Many hospitals and birth centers have chairs available for you to use in each labor and birth room.

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