Dynamic Positions in Birth

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A fresh look at how women’s bodies work in labour

by Margaret Jowitt

This is a simply brilliant book which looks at the physiology of birth, how the uterus works and why using positions and gravity are key for labour and birth.

The book looks at common medical practices – such as being on the bed – and challenges it with a different perspective and the science of the physiology – and gives a better understanding of the relationship between the hormones of labour and how the uterus functions. 

It reinforces how unique labour is and how the pattern of contractions and the pace of labour can be affected by the position of a baby, the positions of the woman in labour and how relaxed and safe she feels.  It talks about what is normal, what affects labour and what makes a different to birthing women and to the flow of labour – every birth professional should read this book to gain a positive perspective on the physiology of birth.

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I am an antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor, postnatal educator, life coach, writer, mum, wife, friend and, sometimes, just me. As an experienced and qualified practitioner, I specialise in pregnancy, birth and early parenting - my aim is to listen, inform, support and reassure when needed. I have worked with parents since 2002 and I set up Birth, Baby & Family in 2011 to provide good information, a different perspective and links to the best products and services for families. I set up the Birth, Baby & Family Centre in 2014 to provide a welcoming, friendly and supportive space for parents across Tyneside.