The CUB Birthing Stool
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The CUB is designed to provide all of the advantages of an active labor and upright position for birth; while maintaining comfort, mobility and choice.
Research has shown that upright positions can make labour shorter and giving birth easier, as well as reducing the risks of common complications during birth caused by restricting natural movement. The CUB (Comfortable Upright Birth) support is a multi award winning, patented support designed to help mothers adopt and maintain positions that are physically the most helpful for them and their babies during late pregnancy, labor and birth. The CUB can be used throughout labor as a comfortable support, either to sit on, rest on or lean over as well as to give birth to the baby on. The CUB is suitable for use in maternity hospitals, birth centres or at home-births.
Interesting Birth fact
Crying in labor is beneficial! Humans excrete the stress hormone adrenaline in their tears. This not only lowers stress levels and anxiety but in turn it increases a surge in oxytocin (the hormone that makes you feel more relaxed and helps your uterus to work).
That is why we often feel sleepy and calm after a good cry.