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"By simply getting women out of bed, she explains they managed to drop their C-section rate from 32 percent to 26 percent." While lying on your back "might give the doctor a better view of birth, that position is the most difficult for actually birthing a baby. A couple hundred years ago, no one gave birth in bed. People would move around, they'd squat and gravity is a huge player in that as well and moving can help the baby navigate the pelvis with the contractions."