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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Birth Stools


Benefits of giving birth on a Birth Stool / Birthing Chair

Benefits: Excellent use of gravity, easy for attendant to see birth, opens pelvis, takes pressure off back, known as one of the best positions to facilitate a difficult birth, helps mother to focus pushing efforts.

Drawbacks: Legs and bottom may fall asleep, can cause a quick birth and tearing, requires midwife or doctor to provide a birth stool. (unless you make or buy your own! See link below!

Birthing Stool/ Chair...
Kelly K, CD (CBI)

2 comments:

Susan Wingate said...

This stool is very cool...
Poetic statement, right? Honestly, I've never had children but this is fascinating.

High Quality Mothering said...

Seems poetic to me, too. But I would actually own one to utilize it for my clients. But, as a birth doula, I would own it to make a statement in my home, for sure!
:)