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Chiropractic Doctor

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


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.

Matt Rushford, DC

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