Counter These are some cheap tricks You can suggest for occipital posterior fetal head (that You can diagnose at the end of pregnancy or at the beginning of labor localinzing the position of fetal spine with ultrasounds or Leopold manoeuvres)

These are some cheap tricks that pregnant woman can use for occipital posterior fetal head (that can be diagnosed at the end of pregnancy or at the beginning of labor by Doctor or Midwife localinzing the position of fetal spine with ultrasounds or Leopold manoeuvres)

1) the pregnant woman is suggested to wash strongly her house (or hospital )floor  with floor polisher standing up.The probable mechanism is strong alternate contraction of ileo-psoas muscles.

(had been used by my Mother to deliver the third baby of seven who was in wrong position,and recently suggested by me to a patient with previous big baby (kg. 4,600)in occipito posterior position and long labor and  a second big baby(kg. 4,700 at birth )who was in  in the same position at the end of pregnancy but had been delivered in half an hour.

2)Is used in Africa where for women android pelvis fetal engagement may be a problem .During labor the woman makes two or three rounds of the hospital whith a off-road vehicle,so is   strongly shaked helping the baby to enter in the pelvis.

3)according Chinese medicine the use of moxa sigars on acupuncture point Bladder 67(as for podalic version)because there is an increase of spontaneous fetal movements(more details  at www.sanbonaventura.com)

 

Yours faithfully

Emilio Porro

ObGyn M.D.

Como Italy

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