Interested in the Studies Referenced?

Here is a list of studies that have examined and provided evidence for the various benefits associated with upright positions during labor and childbirth. These studies have explored factors such as labor duration, perineal trauma, maternal satisfaction, fetal positioning, neonatal outcomes, and more. By referencing these studies, we aim to provide you with scientific insights and support the importance of considering different birthing positions for a positive and empowering birth experience.

  1. Albers LL, Sedler KD, Bedrick EJ, Teaf D, Peralta P. Midwifery Care Measures in the Second Stage of Labor and Reduction of Genital Tract Trauma at Birth: A Randomized Trial. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2005;50(5).
  2. De Jonge A, Teunissen TAM, Lagro-Janssen ALM. Supine position compared to other positions during the second stage of labor: a meta-analytic review. J Psychosom Obstet Gynecol. 2004;25(1).
  3. Familiari A, Neri C, Passananti E, Marco GD, Felici F, Ranieri E, et al. Maternal position during the second stage of labor and maternal-neonatal outcomes in nulliparous women: a retrospective cohort study. AJOG Glob Rep. 2023;3(1).
  4. Gupta JK, Sood A, Hofmeyr GJ, Vogel JP. Position in the second stage of labour for
    women without epidural anaesthesia. Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017(5).
  5. Kibuka M, Price A, Onakpoya I, Tierney S, Clarke M. Evaluating the effects of maternal
    positions in childbirth: An overview of Cochrane Systematic Reviews. Eur J
    Midwifery. 2021;5.
  6. Lawrence A, Lewis L, Hofmeyr GJ, Styles C. Maternal positions and mobility during first stage labour. The Cochrane Collaboration, editor. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013;8.