Semi-Fowler's Position

Diagram of a person on a medical table illustrating the angle of an Inclined | Semi-Fowler's Medical PositionSemi-Fowler's PositionSemi-Fowler's Position
Diagram of a person on a medical table illustrating the angle of an Inclined | Semi-Fowler's Medical Position

Semi-Fowler's Position

Angle: 30°-45°
Legs: Straight, raised bed
Purpose: Childbirth, oxygenation, feeding, comfort

The Semi-Fowler’s position is an inclined medical position where the patient is on their back at a bed angle between 30°-45°. Used for similar Fowler’s position purposes that include lung expansion and feeding, the Semi-Fowler’s position is uniquely preferred during childbirth to improve the comfort of the mother. The foot of the bed can also be raised to assist in bending the legs if needed.

The Semi-Fowler’s position is an inclined medical position where the patient is on their back at a bed angle between 30°-45°. Used for similar Fowler’s position purposes that include lung expansion and feeding, the Semi-Fowler’s position is uniquely preferred during childbirth to improve the comfort of the mother. The foot of the bed can also be raised to assist in bending the legs if needed.

Drawings include:
Semi-Fowler's position side elevation (male)

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