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Why The Traditional Birthing Position Is Not Ideal For A Healthy Delivery

By Medicine, OsteopathyOne Comment

Just because this is a standard practice does not mean it is the best for you and your baby The traditional birthing position, known as the lithotomy position, is not an ideal position for a woman to deliver a baby.  The position is standard and almost exclusively used by practitioners.  This position is convenient for the physician delivering the baby but can lead to a lot of complications for the delivering mom.  The complications may be slowing down the labor to forcing a C-section.  The purpose of this post is to challenge the notion that this is the best position…

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Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine And Women’s Health

By Medicine, Osteopathy, Physical Health2 Comments

One of my favorite stories about what Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) can do is the story of a mother of three who had been dealing with urinary frequency problems. This had been an issue for about 10 years and her life revolved around this problem. Headed on a downward spiral, she was unable to get a good night’s rest and was afraid to drive long distances or even go to the movies. Her life revolved around this problem and her frustration mounted as she had been to every specialist and tried every medication her doctor could think of without any…

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