Gravity and a physiologic labor and birth. Your own innate power and ability to do what’s needed…and laboring+birthing in an upright position aids that. Its working with gravity and not against it which helps bring baby down and out. Nature is power! Benefits…
- shorter labor
- better pain management
- more effective contractions
- less interventions and medical assistance
- Less risk of compressing mom’s aorta = better oxygen supply to baby
- increase of space in pelvis which aids in baby natural descent through birth canal
PS! You don’t have to birth on your back for the convenience of others. But, if you decide to, just let it be because YOU decided to and that’s okay if that’s what makes you comfortable. Education is key.