13 of the Best Labor and Birthing Positions for You and Baby | Dubai Birth Photographer

For nine months you prep and plan for baby’s arrival. You read books, watch videos and maybe even take a birthing class or two. But while movies and TV shows have led many of us to believe both labor and delivery happen while lying on your back with your legs spread wide, anyone who’s been through the experience will tell you it doesn’t have to play out that way.

As a birth photographer in Dubai, I’ve had the chance to witness a wide array of birth positions; many women start with one position and often end up delivering in a completely different one. It all depends on the birthing mother’s comfort, her strength and how her body works. So while reading this article can give you some excellent tips, the most important thing to take away is that you should listen to your body, it will tell you exactly what you need to do.

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