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2. Why should a Massage Therapist study the Physiology of Birth?
3. Which of the following are not part of the Bony Pelvis?
4. What is the pelvic inlet?
5. How doe the cartilage joint in the front of the pelvis accommodate the birthing process?
6. What can a woman do during labor to assist the baby in moving through the bony pelvis?
7. What causes “back labor” in women?
8. What is a contraction?
9. What is a good way to describe contractions?
10. What are Hormones?
11. What body system creates Hormones?
12. Which hormone has a stimulating effect on the uterine muscles?
13. Which hormone has a relaxing effect on the cartilage and joints?
14. Why should caffeine be avoided?
15. What are Endorphins?
16. What does the term efface mean?
17. What does the term descent refer to?
18. What does the term station refer to?
19. How can you provide physical relief for a woman experiencing “back labor”?
20. Historically how many women have been involved in birth?
21. A Typical first birth for a woman could last how long?
22. What is prodromal labor?
23. What massage techniques are useful during the prodromal stage?
24. How can you use a chair to perform massage on a laboring woman?
25. What physical changes takes place during the Latent Phase of Active Labor?
26. What tool is useful for massage during the Latent Phase of Active Labor?
27. What is a Birth Ball?
28. Which phase of labor really deserves the name “labor’?
29. What should the goal of the massage therapist be in the Active Labor Active phase?
30. How can massage benefit a woman in labor?
31. How can a massage therapist interrupt the pain-spasm-pain cycle during labor?
32. What can a massage therapist do to speed labor?
33. what must a massage therapist be mindful of when applying an effleurage to the abdomen?
34. How can you help her deal with back labor?
35. How can you use a rolling pin to massage a woman in labor?
36. The cartilage joint in the pelvis softens during birth.
37. Women in early labor are comforted by rocking and swaying motions.
38. Many delivery rooms have Birth balls there for the patients to use.
39. A woman should not change positions once labor has started.
40. All women experience back labor during pregnancy.
41. Caffeine can help sped labor and should be given to a woman during the prodromal phase of labor.

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