Monday, October 24, 2011

An amazing birth-artifact

This is an amazing image for two reasons: First, it was found by a man who is legally blind. Second, it shows a common position women gave birth -- standing up, supported by ropes or vines -- before doctors determined it was more convenient for women do to deliver on their backs. Which, it turns out, is the worst possible position because it is more difficult for both baby and mother. Thanks to Carey Goldberg at the CommonHealth Blog for pointing it out to me.

1 comment:

Funky Little Earthchild said...

What a wonderful artifact. Thank you for sharing.