Dystocia

Shoulder Dystocia: How the Body Holds the Experience and How the Psyche Resolves It

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July 2012

Birthing professionals are charged with the responsibility of freeing the baby whose head appears but whose shoulders remain stuck. How they manage this stressful obstacle and how the experience imprints the baby both physiologically and psychologically are examined in this paper through the application of body-centered therapy.

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