Project Description

Sensitive Midwifery
Birth Stool

For midwives and birth units to assist birthing women

Sensitive Midwifery believes that there is new awareness among women and birth workers about the value of birthing upright and naturally, and that they would be keen to use a birth stool. Therefore, we designed a beautiful, hygienic, wooden one especially for you!

R 2 500.00 (including VAT and national delivery)

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Product description

Women gave birth in many different ways over the eons, but one or other form of upright birthing position such as standing, squatting and kneeling was by far the norm for most of those years. Birthing aids have also been used throughout midwifery history to support the mother, and one famous one is the birthing chair or stool. Sensitive Midwifery believes that there is new awareness among women and birth workers about the value of birthing upright and naturally, and that they would be keen to use a birth stool. Therefore, we designed a beautiful, hygienic, wooden one especially for you!

The Sensitive Midwifery birthing stool:

  • Helps women to maintain a squatting position more easily
  • Facilitates upright birthing, allowing gravity to play its part unimpeded
  • Offers the mother a more satisfactory birthing experience
  • Ensures that birth workers can easily and comfortably assist labouring and birthing women
  • Offers a novel and cost-effective birth aid for use by independent midwives and all birth units
  • Is easy to use, whether on a bed or on the floor
  • Is easy to clean
  • Is easy to transport

Sensitive Midwifery’s birthing stool complies with research studies in the following ways:

  • It doesn’t increase any risk for the mother or the baby (unlike recumbent birthing positions)
  • It decreases the risk of cord compression
  • It ensures significantly lower rates of episiotomy

One mother wrote to us about her experience of birthing her baby on the Sensitive Midwifery birthing stool:

“When my body started bearing down by itself it was an incredibly intense feeling, and was something I couldn’t control. I was very tired by then and lay on my side to rest, but I was very uncomfortable in that position and I remember thinking that I couldn’t do this anymore … I had read in another woman’s story that she knew that when she felt she couldn’t go on, that meant that her child was close to being with her. This gave me strength and I moved onto the birthing stool. I didn’t want to be on my back or side, but lacked the strength to stay in a squatting position. The stool held me up and took the pressure off my legs. I could also push down on the stool to help me hold my contractions for longer. I loved that from the stool I could reach down to receive my baby and bring her to my chest myself.”
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