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Stevenson's technique

Alternative eponyms

  • Stevenson's manoeuvre

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A postural draining technique where the baby is held on the arm of the practitioner, with its head supported, and held at a lower level than the body.

Description

Also known as Stevenson's manoeuvre. A postural draining technique where the baby is held on the arm of the practitioner, with its head supported and tilting down so that the baby can be aligned for drainage as well. This technique has been helpful for the expulsion of fluids and mucus in the newly born baby.

Bibliography

  • Anne Frye:
    Holistic Midwifery.
    Labrys Press, 2004. Pp. 465 and 1221 and illustration on page 1222.

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