20Makes it Harder: Delivering on Her Back
Almost every movie that shows a woman in labor shows her on her back with her legs in the medical stirrups. While this is a routine way to give birth, it's not the only way. In fact, it may be the least helpful because of how it actually fights against
gravity and keeps mom immobile.
Women who receive epidurals can't walk around, but if a woman doesn't opt for medication, trying different birthing positions may shorten labor and help alleviate pain. Even if mom wants an epidural, she should try different positions for as long as possible before the medication is administered.