Midwifery Today Magazine Issue 55 Theme: Second Stage Read articles from this issue. Print issue out of stock.
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.
Learn how therapeutic bodywork techniques can help baby achieve the optimal position prior to birth, as well as address Torticollis and Plagiocephaly after birth.
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.
“Is the head out?! Oh, MorningStar, is the head out? It has to be out because I feel it out!”