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Maternal positions and mobility during first stage labour

Overview of attention for article published in this source, April 2009
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1 blog
9 tweeters
4 Facebook pages
1 Wikipedia page


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Maternal positions and mobility during first stage labour
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, April 2009
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003934.pub2
Pubmed ID

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


It is more common for women in the developed world, and those in 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.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 148 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 35 22%
Student > Master 31 20%
Researcher 19 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 11%
Student > Postgraduate 12 8%
Other 23 15%
Unknown 19 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 69 44%
Nursing and Health Professions 36 23%
Social Sciences 11 7%
Psychology 5 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 3%
Other 8 5%
Unknown 23 15%