Variety of positions offer choice and comfort
Women can choose from a variety of positions that take advantage of gravity, enlarge the pelvis diameter, relieve back pressure, or simply make them feel more comfortable. Wireless electronic foetal monitoring technology, which is also called cardiotocography (CTG), measures infant heartbeat and uterine contractions with quality comparable to cabled technology, and also supports varied positions and freedom of movement.
When given an opportunity, women often instinctively choose the best positions for them. However, many women are not aware of the variety of positions possible for labour and delivery, and benefit from caregivers who introduce them as options.