Birthing while doing upright positions can let gravity bring your babe down the birth canal. Laboring upright takes pressure off the birthing person’s aorta, which makes for a better oxygen supply for your baby.
I wanted to offer a few positions:
Squatting: Relieves pressure off the back. And can be done with a person from your birthing team! Made pillows underneath for stability and comfort.
On hands and knees (in a chair): Relieves back pressure. (and knee pressure, if you’re able to squat) Added bonus: Someone from your birthing team can give counter pressures and/or touch.
Hands flat on floor with butt in air: Relieves back pressures. You can space to rock your hips & waves come & go.
What birthing positions have you tried? Which ones are you thinking about trying?