Theme: Posterior Position
Posterior Position refers to a baby being born facing up, rather than down. When you read this issue, you'll learn how to determine the position of the baby, assist a mother with turning the baby, either during the pregnancy or during birth, or help with the birth when the baby doesn't turn. Posterior babies often cause back labor, so identifying the condition early will help a midwife to assist mom in delivering the baby and avoid damaging medical interventions. This issue also contains interesting accounts of birth in Africa and Mexico, as well as interviews, photos and birth stories.