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Maternal positions and mobility during first stage labour

Overview of attention for article published in this source, October 2013
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23 news outlets
3 blogs
1 policy source
60 tweeters
29 Facebook pages
5 Wikipedia pages
3 Google+ users


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Maternal positions and mobility during first stage labour
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, October 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003934.pub4
Pubmed ID

Lawrence, Annemarie, Lewis, Lucy, Hofmeyr, G Justus, Styles, Cathy


It is more common for women in both high- and low-income countries giving birth in health facilities, to labour in bed. There is no evidence that this is associated with any advantage for women or babies, although it may be more convenient for staff. Observational studies have suggested that if women lie on their backs during labour this may have adverse effects on uterine contractions and impede progress in labour, and in some women reduce placental blood flow.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 588 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 105 18%
Student > Master 99 17%
Researcher 51 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 47 8%
Student > Postgraduate 42 7%
Other 95 16%
Unknown 153 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 174 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 146 25%
Social Sciences 30 5%
Psychology 22 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 2%
Other 47 8%
Unknown 159 27%