Not only do upright positions work with gravity, offering numerous benefits to mother and baby, but they also have an interesting history. Layer uncovers the story behind their wane in popularity during the 18th century and relatively recent resurgence.
Jeri Layer is a certified childbirth educator and doula, as well as a mother of two and grandmother of two. She has been working in the greater Dayton, Ohio area educating women and attending births for the past 14 years. Jeri not only loves her work, she also loves doing research about her work and sharing it with others. She is currently a student at Antioch University, Midwest, studying health and wellness.