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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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