There are many different positions that may be used for pushing. In all positions, keep your chin down and use a rounded back to help your abdominal muscles assist your uterus in pushing your baby.
The following are suggestions of various positions for pushing and some advantages of each. You may be able to speed the progress of the labor if you try positions where gravity assists you (i.e. sitting, or squatting). However, if the baby is delivering quickly, you may be able to slow the stretching of the perineum by trying positions where gravity is neutral (i.e. lying on your side, or getting on your hands and knees). It is important for your comfort to experiment with pushing in different positions.