Downward From Knees

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Downward From Knees

Woman leaning down with forehead on hand while on knees with feet apart

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: February 11, 2020

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