Position for labor and birth: State of knowledge and biomechanical perspectives.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_14446AA3741C
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
Position for labor and birth: State of knowledge and biomechanical perspectives.
Journal
European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology
Author(s)
Desseauve D., Fradet L., Lacouture P., Pierre F.
ISSN
1872-7654 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0301-2115
Publication state
Published
Issued date
01/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
208
Pages
46-54
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
This review aims to examine how childbirth position during labour affects maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes. Epidemiological data suggest that vertical birthing positions have many benefits. But when we consider the players and mechanisms of delivery, including the forces generated to move the fetus and obstacles to its progression, many questions remain about the advantage of one position over another. Thus, childbirth could be considered in a way as an athletic feat that probably requires the choice of optimal positions. These should be individually suited to each woman at different stage of labour to improve its efficiency and effectiveness. Tweetable abstract: Beyond epidemiological data, biomechanical investigations is necessary to assess birth's position.

Keywords
Adult, Biomechanical Phenomena, Cervical Ripening/physiology, Evidence-Based Medicine, Female, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Labor Presentation, Labor, Obstetric/physiology, Models, Biological, Parturition/physiology, Patient Positioning, Precision Medicine, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Outcome, Uterine Contraction/physiology, Biomechanics, Delivery, Labour, Maternal, Outcomes, Position
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Web of science
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08/12/2017 15:59
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20/08/2019 12:42
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