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Chiropractic and Pregnancy 215 - The History, Science, Pathologization of Medicalized and Natural Childbirth and the Anatomy of Natural Childbirth

  • Board Restrictions note: Co-sponsored courses may not be eligible for CE in Tennessee; Credit calculations may vary for New Mexico approval
  • Educational Objectives:

    Hour 1
    Utilize a more comprehensive knowledge of primitive birth practices and outcomes in a clinical consultation setting with a prenatal patient.
    Integrate a deeper understanding of the contextual nature of women’s attitudes toward childbirth in the 17th Century as a continuum between more primitive and modern birth.
    Describe the key environmental factors that negatively impacted childbirth outcomes in the 16-20th Centuries.
    Describe the impact of the lithotomy position on birth outcomes.
    Analyze the significance of the puerperal fever epidemic of the 19th Century and its iatrogenic origins.

    Hour 2
    Describe the state of obstetrical practice and performance in the late 19th and early 20th Century.
    Describe the state of midwifery practice and performance in the late 19th and early 20th Century.
    Communicate the three elements of the DeLee protocols and how they each impacted childbirth outcomes in the early 20th Century.
    Analyze the current state of maternity care in the United States in the context of the industrialized world.
    Utilize the information concerning the history of the emergence of universally medicalized childbirth to empower patients to advocate for their optimal birth experience.

    Hour 3
    Describe the three primary tangents from indigenous birth experiences that the development of agrarian and industrial societies generated.
    Describe the origins of the early pioneers of natural childbirth in America in the 1940’s-1970’s.
    Communicate the relationship between economic and industrial considerations and the development of universal obstetric intervention in childbirth in the U.S.
    Analyze the concept of ‘pasmo’ as it relates to the effect of the external environment on a laboring woman.
    Communicate the current evidence comparing home and hospital births in terms of safety and efficacy.

    InstructorMatt Rushford, DC
    Subject BreakdownChiropractic and Pregnancy - 3 Hours
    Total Credits3.00
    FormatDistance - On-demand
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