A birthing chair is a piece of furniture, a birthing tool, that is specifically designed to help a woman give birth. It is often used in hospitals and birthing centers, and it can be helpful for women who are having a vaginal delivery. A birthing chair typically has a hole in the center of it, which allows the baby to be born without coming into contact with the floor. This can be helpful for both the mother and the baby, as it can reduce the risk of infection.
Birthing chairs are also sometimes called delivery chairs or labor benches. They are different from birthing stools, which are smaller pieces of furniture that are used to help a woman through the early stages of labor. Birthing chairs are larger and more comfortable, and they are designed to be used for the final stages of labor.
Birthing chairs can be helpful for women who are having a vaginal delivery, but they can also be used for women who are having a cesarean section. In some cases, a birthing chair may be the only piece of furniture in the room that is large enough to accommodate a cesarean section.
Other Birthing Tools
Other birthing tools that are helpful especially during vaginal deliveries include:
– Birthing ball: This is a large, soft ball that can be used to help a woman get into the correct position for labor. They can also be used to help the baby move down the birth canal.
– Birth pools: This is a heated pool that can be used to help a woman relax during labor.
– Squat bar: This is a bar that is used to help a woman squat during labor. Squatting can help the baby move down the birth canal.
– Birth sling: This is a sling that can be used to help a woman support her weight during labor. It can also be used to help the baby move down the birth canal.
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Birthing Chair vs. Labor Bench
The term “birthing chair” can also be confused with the term “labor bench.” A labor bench is a small piece of furniture that is used to help a woman through the early stages of labor. It is not large enough to accommodate a cesarean section, and it is not designed for use in the final stages of labor.
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