A wonderful old and well used birthing chair.
A birthing chair was designed & shaped to assist women during
childbirth. The intent was to keep the mother upright & to provide
balance & support.
The chairs were low to the ground to allow
laboring women to brace their feet against the ground to help in
The early chairs varied between having three or four legs.
They supported the bottom of the women in labor & often had a
slender, sloped back for comfort & to allow birthing assistants,
who were positioned behind the mother in labor, to massage or
The use of the birthing chair has been seen around
the globe, & was not isolated to a particular region. The birthing
chair can be traced back to Egypt in the year 1450 B.C.E.
Height: 22" x Width: 30" x Length: 34 1/2"