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Positions for Labor. Maternal Movement and Optimal Fetal Positioning 2008


Distributed by Distributed by InJoy Videos, 7107 La Vista Place, Longmont, CO 80503; 800-326-2082
Produced by Produced by Jane K. Simmons
Directed by Directed by Peter Orlando
DVD, color, 88 min.

College - Adult
Japan, Popular Culture, Music Trade, Singers

Date Entered: 05/23/2008

ALA Notable:
Reviewed by: Reviewed by Lori Widzinski, Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

At 20 minutes in length, this brief program is packed with valuable information for expectant mothers planning for the delivery of their baby. Using CGI together with actual footage of moms in labor, various positions are demonstrated that help relieve pain, progress a slowed labor, and make the most of gravity for a more comfortable delivery.

Chapter one reviews the four main fetal positions: anterior, posterior, transverse and breech. Chapter two includes maternal positions for the first stage of labor, and chapter three for the second stage. They incorporate different poses utilizing main the movements of sitting, standing, walking, and hands and knees including forward leaning, upright, asymmetrical, side-lying and squatting.

This is a straight-forward instructional program, professionally shot and edited, and of the usual high quality of other InJoy Video productions. You won’t go wrong adding this to your collection. A parent handout is available on the InJoy web site. Designed for patient education, Positions for Labor will also enhance academic health sciences collections particularly in the ob/gyn nursing field. Recommended.