a bit chiropractry

May 7, 2008 § Leave a comment

A chiropractor in Eugene, Oregon, recommends the following technique for relaxation and ease of back labor. With the woman positioned on hands and knees, or in any forward-leaning position she finds comfortable, the midwife stands next to her at the waist, cephlad to pelvis (facing away from the woman’s head). She puts pressure with the heel of her hand on the posterior aspect of (behind) the sacrum and applies downward pressure to the sacrum in a caudad direction (away from the woman’s head). He states that from a chiropractic and neurologic view, this technique is more beneficial than applying pressure to the sacrum in an upward or directly inward direction while positioned behind the woman.

~ Douglas Carlstrom

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