Second Stage

An Overview of Upright Positions During Second Stage Labor

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.

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Why Wait Until Second Stage?

Learn how therapeutic bodywork techniques can help baby achieve the optimal position prior to birth, as well as address Torticollis and Plagiocephaly after birth.

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Birth from Baby’s View

Author Jean Sutton takes you back to basics, reviewing the few simple conditions needed for the safest birth, and challenges the notion that deliberate pushing is necessary for a smooth second stage.

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Midwifing Second Stage

“Is the head out?! Oh, MorningStar, is the head out? It has to be out because I feel it out!”

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