Better tools to assist giving birth for poor rural women can lower the terrible high level of death during birth. This birth chair gives better body control to the mother and for the midwife a chair that is cheap and easy to take along.
The construction of the chair is explained with the illustrations. The design for this chair has two main properties: locally to be made without special tools at little cost, and the special innovative aspect of use. The chair has a hand grip at each side. This offers the woman in labor more control over the position of her upper body and makes it possible for her to lift herself from the seat and gently rest back on it. The seat itself has a little upward curve in the rear, that prevents gliding back to far. The wide spread of the seat parts give the midwife proper access to the location of actual birth.
A comparison of fetal outcome in birth chair and delivery table births
Birth Chairs, Midwives, and Medicine (Paperback)
~ Amanda Carson Banks
Amanda Carson Banks (Author):"Long before delivery rooms, operating tables, stirrups, fetal monitors, and forceps, birth practices were simpler and less invasive..." (more)