Study finds lying down may help labor

Pregnant women who lay down when labor gets to the stage where it’s time for actual delivery to occur tend to have vaginal deliveries more often than women who stay in other positions. Standing, walking, kneeling, or even sitting upright in the bed is more likely to lead to the delivery requiring medical assistance of some kind to complete, even forceps or suction. A recent study in Britain collected data from over three thousand deliveries over four years to confirm the findings.

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