Dynamic Positions in Birth: A fresh look at how women's bodies work in labour

02 October 2015
3 min read
Volume 23 · Issue 10

The title of this book tells the reader that it will take a fresh look at how women's bodies work in labour, and the author has done very well in meeting this expectation.

There are 10 chapters in the book, which are titled well, including: ‘The choreography of the uterus in labour and birth’ and ‘Making birth better’. Each chapter contains appropriate images which help the author to convey the message to the reader. Although the images towards the beginning of the book may be considered better than those in the latter chapters, they are all relevant to the content and support the reader throughout the book.

This book takes the reader on a journey from the very beginning of our knowledge of birth and the furniture that has been used to support women through the ages in birth. There are also well-chosen excerpts throughout the book, including one of the first midwifery books known to us today—which the reader may be surprised to see gives good advice, even though it was written hundreds of years ago.

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