birthing chair

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birthing chair (plural birthing chairs)

  1. (obstetrics) A chair designed to place a woman who is in labor in a position which facilitates childbirth.
    • 1984, "Clinical News: Rebirth of the Birthing Chair," The American Journal of Nursing, vol. 84, no. 7, page 872:
      Two nurse-midwives at the Milwaukee Birth Center (MBC), Milwaukee, OR, designed a new birthing chair that has received rave reviews from the first 25 women who used it for labor and delivery.