Date of Presentation

5-3-2018 8:00 AM

College

School of Osteopathic Medicine

Poster Abstract

Women experience physiologic and structural changes during pregnancy. Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) involves the examination of the whole patient, including body, mind, and spirit. This involves treatment of any stresses placed on the body, including the structural changes in the maternal body. Clinical studies thus far on OMM in pregnancy have shown when used during pregnancy, it improves musculoskeletal pain such as low back pain, and may positively affect some labor and delivery outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of OMM during pregnancy in reducing the rate of cesarean section and several other labor and delivery outcomes.

Keywords

osteopathic manipulation, pregnancy, pregnant women, obstetric delivery, parturition

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy

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May 3rd, 8:00 AM

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in Pregnancy

Women experience physiologic and structural changes during pregnancy. Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) involves the examination of the whole patient, including body, mind, and spirit. This involves treatment of any stresses placed on the body, including the structural changes in the maternal body. Clinical studies thus far on OMM in pregnancy have shown when used during pregnancy, it improves musculoskeletal pain such as low back pain, and may positively affect some labor and delivery outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of OMM during pregnancy in reducing the rate of cesarean section and several other labor and delivery outcomes.

 

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