This 10 minute presentation on breech birth looks at how maternal position affects pelvic diameters and discusses the influence midwives and medical practitioners have on position during birth.
(The obstetric bed: resistance in action and Active breech birth: the point of least resistance) may also be of interest in relation to this presentation.
de Jonge A, Teunissen DA, van Diem MT, Scheepers PL, Lagro-Janssen AL. Women’s positions during the second stage of labour: views of primary care midwives.Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2008;63(4):347-56. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04703.x.
Hodnett ED, Stremler R, Weston JA, McKeever P. Re-conceptualizing the hospital labor room: the PLACE (pregnant and laboring in an ambient clinical environment) pilot trial. Birth, 2009;36(2):59-66. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.2009.00311.x.