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Changing Attitudes

Women need to be supported in comfortable positions during labour and birth

As easy as 1 2 3 :

1. Frame

2. Orientations

3. Cushions

Many Positions

The Osborne Kneeling Chair has been designed to be a practical reminder  to women that they are not expected to spend labour on the bed. The chair positively invites women to follow their instincts and choose positions more conducive to straightforward childbirth

for Better Birth

Designed for Hospital Birth

All women benefit from comfortable positions in labour. With cushions placed only where they are needed, there is plenty of access to the mother's abdomen for monitoring purposes, whether using hand held devices or EFM leads.

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A practical solution for labour and birth

The Osborne Kneeling Chair is available at  £1,000 plus packing and delivery. It is zero rated for VAT. A discount may be available for charities.



'Very comfortable and adaptable'  'Sturdy'  'Should be one in every labour unit' 'Compact, comfortable, promotes upright positions' 'Great for labour wards,'
STOP PRESS  'EFM is useful but freedom of maternal movement is more important '
https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1471-0528.15026

'prie  dieu' position
During early labour women often want to stand, leaning forwards. In the upright position the chair is worktop height, enabling women to find a comfortable standing position. It can also be used in an upright kneeling 'prayer'  position. These positions are both good for ensuring that the angle between legs and pelvis is greater than a right angle, allowing flexibility of the pelvis.'prie dieu' position During early labour women often want to stand, leaning forwards. In the upright position the chair is worktop height, enabling women to find a comfortable standing position. It can also be used in an upright kneeling 'prayer' position. These positions are both good for ensuring that the angle between legs and pelvis is greater than a right angle, allowing flexibility of the pelvis.

 standard birth chair positionstandard birth chair positionPlacing the chair in the 'standard' position allows women to kneel on all-fours, with their head and shoulders supported by the small cushion. The seat is wide enough to enable them to shift their weight from one knee to the other, wriggling around as their body gives them signals to move. As well as his head being a tight fit to his mother's pelvis, unlike other mammals, the human baby has to negotiate a bend. Getting mothers off their back for labour and birth increases pelvic mobility, giving the baby extra space for his journey through the birth canal.