• Birthing Positions And Perineal Trauma: A Systematic Review Of The Literature

      Delis, Pamela; Newton, Emily (2018-01-01)
      Lacerations and episiotomies can cause discomfort and extreme pain to new mothers. This can affect their ability to care for their newborn. Research has recently delved into the topic of perineal trauma. There are several risk factors associated with perineal trauma during birth. The effect of different birthing positions is still unclear. The purpose of this study is to explore birthing positions and perineal outcomes. A systematic review of the literature is proposed of available scholarly, peer reviewed published studies between years 2012-2017. Findings from this study will help inform how birthing positions can reduce perineal trauma. Implications of this study can help inform nursing care practices while caring for women experience labor and birth.