birthing chair


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birthing chair

a special seat used in labor and delivery to promote the comfort of the mother and facilitate the birthing process. The chair may be specially designed, having many technical features, or it may be a simple three-legged stool with a high, slanted back and a circular seat with a large central hole in it. The newer birthing chairs allow women to sit straight up or to recline. The chair has a lower section that may be removed or folded out of the way. Lights, mirrors, and basins may be attached. The upright position appears to shorten the time in labor, particularly the second or expulsive stage of labor, probably because of gravity and increased participation of the mother. The chair is not suitable for use with anesthesia.
A device that places a woman in labor in a position that is more erect than that of a usual Western delivery position—head & shoulders up at a 30º angle

birthing chair

(bĭrth′ĭng)
A chair designed for use during childbirth. The mother is in a sitting or semireclining position, which facilitates the labor process and is more comfortable than the supine position.
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Table 13: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Birthing Chairs by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28
Table 14: World Long-term Projections for Birthing Chairs by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29
Table 15: World 10-Year Perspective for Birthing Chairs by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30
Table 60: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Specialty Medical Chairs by Product Category/Segment- Examination and Treatment Chairs (Dental Chairs, ENT Chairs, Birthing Chairs, Blood Drawing Chairs, Cardiac Chairs, Dialysis Chairs, Ophthalmic Chairs, Surgery Chairs and Mammography Chairs) and Rehabilitation Chairs (Toilet Chairs, Bariatric Chairs, Geriatric Chairs, Pediatric Chairs, Podiatry Chairs, Transformable Chairs and Patient Transfer Chairs) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7
Table 61: US Long-term Projections for Specialty Medical Chairs by Product Category/Segment - Examination and Treatment Chairs (Dental Chairs, ENT Chairs, Birthing Chairs, Blood Drawing Chairs, Cardiac Chairs, Dialysis Chairs, Ophthalmic Chairs, Surgery Chairs and Mammography Chairs) and Rehabilitation Chairs (Toilet Chairs, Bariatric Chairs, Geriatric Chairs, Pediatric Chairs, Podiatry Chairs, Transformable Chairs and Patient Transfer Chairs) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8
Table 62: US 10-Year Perspective for Specialty Medical Chairs by Product Category/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Examination and Treatment Chairs (Dental Chairs, ENT Chairs, Birthing Chairs, Blood Drawing Chairs, Cardiac Chairs, Dialysis Chairs, Ophthalmic Chairs, Surgery Chairs and Mammography Chairs) and Rehabilitation Chairs (Toilet Chairs, Bariatric Chairs, Geriatric Chairs, Pediatric Chairs Podiatry Chairs, Transformable Chairs and Patient Transfer Chairs) Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 hairs, Transformable Chairs and Patient Transfer Chairs) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9
Table 65: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Specialty Medical Chairs by Product Category/Segment - Examination and Treatment Chairs (Dental Chairs, ENT Chairs, Birthing Chairs, Blood Drawing Chairs, Cardiac Chairs, Dialysis Chairs, Ophthalmic Chairs, Surgery Chairs and Mammography Chairs) and Rehabilitation Chairs (Toilet Chairs, Bariatric Chairs, Geriatric Chairs, Pediatric Chairs, Podiatry Chairs, Transformable Chairs and Patient Transfer Chairs) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12
Table 66: Canadian Long-term Projections for Specialty Medical Chairs by Product Category/Segment - Examination and Treatment Chairs (Dental Chairs, ENT Chairs, Birthing Chairs, Blood Drawing Chairs, Cardiac Chairs, Dialysis Chairs, Ophthalmic Chairs, Surgery Chairs and Mammography Chairs) and Rehabilitation Chairs (Toilet Chairs, Bariatric Chairs, Geriatric Chairs, Pediatric Chairs, Podiatry Chairs, Transformable Chairs and Patient Transfer Chairs) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13
Table 67: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Specialty Medical Chairs by Product Category/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Examination and Treatment Chairs (Dental Chairs, ENT Chairs, Birthing Chairs, Blood Drawing Chairs, Cardiac Chairs, Dialysis Chairs, Ophthalmic Chairs, Surgery Chairs and Mammography Chairs) and Rehabilitation Chairs (Toilet Chairs, Bariatric Chairs, Geriatric Chairs, Pediatric Chairs Podiatry Chairs, Transformable Chairs and Patient Transfer Chairs) Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14
Table 68: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Specialty Medical Chairs by Product Category/Segment - Examination and Treatment Chairs (Dental Chairs, ENT Chairs, Birthing Chairs, Blood Drawing Chairs, Cardiac Chairs, Dialysis Chairs, Ophthalmic Chairs, Surgery Chairs and Mammography Chairs) and Rehabilitation Chairs (Toilet Chairs, Bariatric Chairs, Geriatric Chairs, Pediatric Chairs, Podiatry Chairs, Transformable Chairs and Patient Transfer Chairs) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16
Table 69: Japanese Long-term Projections for Specialty Medical Chairs by Product Category/Segment - Examination and Treatment Chairs (Dental Chairs, ENT Chairs, Birthing Chairs, Blood Drawing Chairs, Cardiac Chairs, Dialysis Chairs, Ophthalmic Chairs, Surgery Chairs and Mammography Chairs) and Rehabilitation Chairs (Toilet Chairs, Bariatric Chairs, Geriatric Chairs, Pediatric Chairs, Podiatry Chairs, Transformable Chairs and Patient Transfer Chairs) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17