These tips are awesome -- I *am* wondering how you accomplish no 6? It seems impossible to me! After almost every birth, afterward I'm all sore. I usually end up in all kind of funky positions. What about when they are in the tub, especially? (and need hip squeezes?) Or on all 4s? If they are laboring instinctively I find they get in funky positions? The best I hope for usually is the woman has a willing and strong partner to help me with the back labor/support.
You have the dad do it :o) I completely agree - I always try to save my body, and I also will not start something that I know I cannot sustain. For example, I do not do the double hip squeeze. I know my hands and wrists cannot take it so I won't do it. I will show the birth partner and if there isn't one there then I use something else.