Epidurals: Which birthing position works best?

Large trial investigates the merits or lying down compared with sitting up
childbirth

It’s better for women in the second stage of labour to be lying down rather sitting up if they have had an epidural, a large randomised trial shows.

This results in more spontaneous vaginal births, according to the study of more than 3200 nulliparous women given low-dose analgesia.