Concurrent Session: Christof Plothe

Fri, 11/18/2011 - 15:15 to 16:15
Christof Plothe Why does Birth Matter? Biochemical and Psychological Impacts The title question will be addressed with regard to three aspects in this presentation. • Biomechanical aspects through the birth process, including biomechanical consequences for the body of the infant through the duration of labor, presentation, stages of labor, forceps, ventouse, cesarian, etc. • Biochemical consequences of birth: Lesions of the upper cervicals cause opening of blood brain barrier and oxidative stress in the system. Lifelong consequences of birth medications (Synthetic pitocin, tocolytic medication, epidural, pain medication, etc.) • Psychological issues caused by the birth experience. Consequences of shock, disturbances of neurotransmitter household, observations, and experience.

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