First-time pregnant women who give birth in a kneeling position experience less pain than those who deliver in a seated position, researchers in Sweden report.That was the position I chose for Andrew's birth, by the way. Intense, but effective.
However, the duration of the active phase of labor (the time spent pushing) is similar with the two approaches, according to the study, published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Birthing study backs kneeling position
MSNBC, of all things, reports on a Swedish study, Birthing study backs kneeling position: