Well this mom was cruising so the failure to progress was not a problem. We were switching positions frequently to relieve her urge to push prematurely and the all fours was just the postion she ended up in when baby was crowning, so it was really accidental.
The baby was definatly shell shocked from the entry.
I like the position for labouring, it does work beautifully for those OP babies, I just never thought I would have to make a catch in that position
Mitchsmom when I want a mom on all fours to get to progress again, I find that if I explain to them that this position will help relieve back pain/get baby to turn and descend they are more willing to try. When many of my mom's are just getting to the end and they have a specific goal in mind delivery/avoiding a section ect I think it also help them to cooperate when they know it may speed things along. I also bargain with my mom's just to get them to try ing and tell them idf it is not comfortable we can try another position ( mind you this doesn't always work but you may be in luck).