We know from research that when a laboring mother is in an upright position it can help the baby get himself in the most optimal position for an easier birth. Upright positions help make space in the mother’s pelvis which gives baby the room he needs to navigate through the 3 levels of the pelvis during birth. When a mother is restricted to lying on her back or in a semi sitting position her pelvis ability to open and make room for baby is restricted. Upright positioning during labor and birth can not only make labor shorter and giving birth easier but also safer for mother and baby by reducing the risks of complications during birth.
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For more information on the CUB, here are additional resources:
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- Non-Supine (e.g., Upright or Side-Lying) Positions for Birth. Lamaze International Education Council, Keen R, DiFranco J, Amis D, Albers L, Journal of Perinatal Education. 2004 spring; 13(2): 30–34.
- Position in the second stage of labour for women without epidural anaesthesia: RHL commentary. Lavender T and Mlay R. The WHO Reproductive Health Library; Geneva: World Health Organization. (last revised: 15 December 2006).
- Child birth in squatting position. Ayesha Nasir, K.J. Noorani, Razia Korejo Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi. 2007.
- Positioning during the second stage of labor: moving back to basics. Shermer RH. Raines DA. JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynaecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. 1997 Nov-Dec; 26(6): 727-34.
- Position in the second stage of labour for women without epidural. Gupta JK, Hofmeyr GJ, Shehmar M. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD002006. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002006.
- Maternal positions and mobility during first stage labour. Lawrence A, Lewis L, Hofmeyr GJ, Dowswell T, Styles C.(2013) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 2. Art. No.:CD003934; DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003934.
- Randomized trial of ambulation versus oxytocin for labour enhancement: a preliminary report. Read JA, Miller FC, Paul RH. (1981). Am J Obstet Gynecol. Mar 15;139(6)669-72.