Different delivery posture will have different help for the birth of children. Let’s find out what other choices you may have besides the traditional delivery posture?

When it comes to childbirth, you may focus on the pain of childbirth. We have learned from maternity hospitals all over the world that there are many postures for you to choose when giving birth. These postures may make you more comfortable, less pain, with more energy to appreciate the joy of new life!

The whole process of delivery

In the process of delivery, when the fetus passes through the birth canal, it should rotate according to the shape of the mother’s pelvis and change the appropriate angle. The mother’s delivery posture will directly affect the smooth delivery of the fetus. If the posture adopted by the mother is not conducive to the rotation of the fetus, it may lead to dystocia.

Here are eight different delivery postures. According to the suitability of the fetus passing through the birth canal and the convenience of protecting the perineum of the mother, we arrange these delivery postures in order for your reference

First place in comprehensive evaluation: supine (feet raised, legs can be held)

Appropriate degree of fetal delivery

Easy to protect mother’s perineum

Fatigue index: ★


* convenient for midwives to observe the fetus

* it can help the fetus change fetal position and facilitate delivery


* compression of all blood vessels, resulting in decreased placental blood flow, affecting the fetus

* sacrococcygeal joint is difficult to expand and pelvic outlet is narrow

* vulva is more likely to tear, and the probability of lateral incision is higher

* unable to take advantage of gravity

Second place in comprehensive evaluation: half sitting

Appropriate degree of fetal delivery

To protect the perineum of mother

Fatigue index


* comfortable for expectant mothers

* with the help of gravity

* good for rest

* delivery can proceed smoothly in the delivery bed

* at the time of delivery, expectant mothers, expectant fathers or other parturients communicate with each other

* easy to monitor fetal heart rate


* it is not convenient to protect the perineum

* reduced tailbone flexibility

* the pressure is on the perineum, so vulvotomy is not allowed


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