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Preparing the Mother for a Safer, Easier Birth Throughout Pregnancy

by Jeanne Ohm, DC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, 0.1 Midwifery CEU
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Midwifery

In pregnancy, a woman’s body experiences numerous musculoskeletal adaptations and physiological changes. These changes often have an adverse effect on her neuro-biomechanics adversely affecting quality of life, birth outcome and the future well-being of her baby.

The doctor of chiropractic plays a vital role correcting spinal misalignments (subluxations). By restoring nerve system function with these specific spinal adjustments, the mother’s neuro-biomechanical function is improved. This results in an improved quality of life throughout pregnancy, and a body more equipped for optimal physiological function in birth.

This paper will discuss addressing the neuro-biomechanics in pregnancy, the causes of dystocia and the integrative care of birth providers to lead to a safer, easier birth for mothers and babies.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Approach potential causes of dystocia throughout pregnancy;
Objective 2: Assess for pelvic imbalance in pregnancy;
Objective 3: Model their care from the salutogenic model.

Categories: Midwifery
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks