As new technologies emerge, the accepted view of science is also changing over time. This includes practices that involve health such as childbearing. Today, we’ll talk about the debunked practices based on myths and fallacies on intrapartal care. This topic is important and must be talked about more to ensure the safety of both the child and mother.
- Use of enema to reduce the risk of infections and shorten the duration of labor.
- Shaving the pubic hair of women in labor as a hygienic practice to minimize infection.
- Restricted intake of food and fluid during active labor for possible risk of aspirating gastric contents due to anesthesia.
- Application of IV therapy to prevent dehydration due to food and drink restrictions.
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