Care Practice #5: Spontaneous Pushing in Upright or Gravity-Neutral Positions
Abstract:This updated edition of Care Practice Paper #5 presents the evidence for the benefits of spontaneous pushing in upright or gravity-neutral positions during labor. Various pushing positions and techniques are described, and the advantages and disadvantages are reviewed. Women are encouraged to push when and how their bodies tell them to and to choose the positions for birth that are the most comfortable.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 2007
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