Debate:Is Giving Birth the Bible Way Better?

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BIRTH THE BIBLE WAY

Is Giving Birth the Bible Way Better?

Can anyone read German and are they interested in relaying the info in the citation below:

"The German journal Der Spiegel had a report on the mother’s best position for giving birth.(1986, Number 43, 278-288)"[1]

...the much more interesting problem would be to obtain a copy of an article from an issue that's just a few years younger than I am. Oh, wait, checking with the online archive makes me guess it's this one: Costs 50 cents to buy. Judging by the title, it's a discussion/debate between a gynecologist and an... ethno-doctor? Not sure how that term translates. --Sid 3050 21:19, 5 April 2007 (EDT)

"Ethno-doctor," as you so aptly put it - think "ethnographer" or "anthropologist." Jacobin 21:20, 9 April 2007 (EDT)

Possible - I have absolutely no idea about the terminology in that field. *shrugs helplessly* --Sid 3050 13:27, 10 April 2007 (EDT)

There is no bible way to give birthRebiu 23:18, 10 May 2007 (EDT)

Even if you consider a seated position the "Biblical" way to give birth, then you have to trace this practice back even further. There are inscriptions in Egyptian temples that show women giving birth in a seated position. Since the Egyptian practice predates the Bible by thousands of years, this means the Egyptians must be correct. Hail Ra! JohnSmith 12:47, 20 May 2007 (EDT)

From a biological standpoint, that method of giving birth actually is better because it allows gravity to pull down on the baby while it is being born. Women giving birth laying on their backs actually have more difficulty for that reason, hence why many ancient civilizations (including the Mesopotamians, Egyptians, and Hebrews, some of the earliest civilizations on Earth) used seated birth methods or something similar. It's not a religious requirement, but medically, it's probably better for the mother and the baby (because of the shorter time spent in the birth canal and lower stress as a result of that). CobaltFusion 08:45, 29 June 2010 (EDT)

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