I use the rebozo, a Mexican shawl, as a support tool for birth. Doulas use simple tools to help the birthing mother make progress in labor. It can be something as simple as a warming or relaxing shawl. It can also help gently tip a baby into a better position for birth. If the baby’s head is in an acynclitic position, wrap the rebozo across her abdomen like an apron and apply gentle pressure to tip the baby into an upright position. You can also use the rebozo to reposition a posterior baby. Tug on the rebozo gently, but firmly in the direction you wish to turn the baby. I take the rebozo to all of my births and I use it often.