Dynamic Positions in Birth: A Fresh Look at How Women's Bodies Work in Labour

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Most women give birth in hospitals, institutions modelled around the needs of the people who work there. The delivery room is designed around the obstetric bed which was designed for the benefit of the obstetrician rather than the woman giving birth. Despite research showing the benefit of upright positions in labour and birth, most women in the UK still give birth in the semi-reclined position, pushing their baby out against the forces of gravity. The author argues that unnatural positions make labour and birth more ...

Dynamic Positions in Birth: A Fresh Look at How Women's Bodies Work in Labour 2014, Pinter & Martin Ltd., London

ISBN-13: 9781780661155

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