top of page

3 Moves to help Induce Labor

Updated: Nov 6, 2022

So the big day is drawing near, you are ready to meet the baby and you have had enough of being pregnant! Try these safe movements to help get baby into a good position to potentially help labor. Not quite ready yet, no worries, these movements are safe to use during your pregnancy. These moves again, just help baby get into a good position into the pelvis.

Downward Facing Dog

Imagine as if you are inviting the baby's back to lay in the hammack of the curve of your belly. Being slightly inverted in this pose may also invite babies head to be pointed downwards. If you are uncomfortable on your wrists, you can use the back of a chair, or couch to support yourself and create a "L" shape. Late in my pregnancy I used this to help my baby get into position and I swear it worked!

Great pose to help position baby in pregnancy
Downward Facing Dog

Still get the great benefits of downward facing dog, just less on the shoulders, neck and wrists. My personal fav during 3rd trimester.
Downward Dog modification

Hip Circles

Start in a quadraped/table top position, then walk or heel toe one of your legs to the side so you have roughly your heel of your foot aligned with your knee, bend your knee of that leg and then create funky hip circles. It should hopefully feel really delicious!

Hip Circles

Warrior 2

A classic pose. Feel rooted with the legs, invite the hips to open. Ideally baby will find this spacious. If you are having discomfort in either SI joint you may straighten your front leg, and point toes forward and parallel, so there is symmetry in both legs.

We do all these poses in prenatal yoga classes so if you need tips or help with alignment, register!

Need more ideas for poses or movements to help baby find some room, Spinning Babies website is also a great tool for optimum positions for baby!

Good luck!


Prenatal Yoga classes Thursdays at 10am

Emily also teaches regular yoga classes as well

43 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page