became an important question in seeking to understand (doubtless influenced by the introductory narrative) that for the woman something primordial, ethereal, even strange might be taking place at the moment of palpation.
It could be argued that at the moment of palpation the clinical practitioner may come to exist only in dominant modes of seeing, knowing and being (Murray, 2008), as the sovereign, powerful human subject (Foucault, 2003, p.
Yet, introduced by the beginning narrative; constructed by experiences, by listening to women and by reading, it seems that the moment of palpation can be steeped in interpretation and experience for the woman and for the midwife.
Three clusters were identified on reading and consideration of the literature which alluded to the woman's experience of abdominal palpation during pregnancy.
Interexaminer reliability of a pre-selected thoracic segment was determined by having the examiners track the position of the spinous processes by palpation and then specify the direction of lateral flexion that produced the most segmental rotation.
Inter- and intra-examiner reliability of palpation for sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
Palpation of the upper thoracic spine: an observer reliability study.
Measurement challenges in physical diagnosis: refining inter-rater palpation, perception and communication.
Pregnancy was determined by slipping fetal membranes (the main method employed in the first trimester) or by palpation of the uterine artery or the fetus itself (in the second trimester).
Fetal and/or early calf mortality may depend on the developmental stage of the fetus at the time of immobilization (24 January--30 March) and whether rectal palpation was conducted (e.
Similarly, we tested for any trends in fetal and neonatal mortality over years as the effect of palpation may depend on the experience of the examiners.
The factor 'immobilization' (yes = 1, no = 0), rectal palpation (yes, no), immobilization date (before, after median date), and body mass (high, low) were included as independent variables.