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Biomechanics for Birth


Biomechanics is the study of the mechanical aspects of living organisms, including the human body. In the context of birth, biomechanics refers to the application of mechanical principles and techniques to understand the physiological processes and movements involved in childbirth. This field of study explores how the bones, muscles, ligaments, and joints of both the mother and the baby interact during labour and delivery.

Biomechanics for birth involves analysing various factors such as maternal positioning, movement, and the forces exerted on the baby and the mother's body during different stages of labour. Researchers and healthcare professionals use biomechanical principles to optimize birthing positions, develop techniques to reduce complications, and enhance the overall birthing experience for both the mother and the baby.

By understanding the biomechanics of birth, healthcare providers can offer better support to women during labour, minimize the risk of injuries, and improve the effectiveness of interventions if necessary. This knowledge helps in promoting safer and more comfortable birthing practices.

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