A mom recently gave birth to a 13-pound baby...naturally. To borrow a recent popular headline, "Are YOU mom enough?" Few women might be -- could you?
The heartache of hearing one's baby is stillborn is unimaginable. Imagine finding out 12 hours later that not only was the baby was alive, but enclosed in a coffin in a refrigerated room.
A University of Adelaide study has concluded that inducing labor when it's not medically necessary is more likely to result in birth complications compared to women who went into labor naturally.
A new study published in the Cochrane Library, has concluded that there is strong evidence that drug-based pain relieving methods are more effective at relieving labor pain than non-drug approaches.
Parents due around February 29th have been known to schedule inductions or C-sections to either have a Leap Day baby or make sure that they don't!
This is an informative and positive handbook, it combines practical tips with personal birth stories to help Mum and Dad to stay calm, enjoy the pregnancy and achieve a more natural birth. Drawing on her extensive experience as a professional Doula and mother of four, Kim empowers women to give birth to baby without fear and to have a memorable experience for all the right reasons!
by Kim Turton
Birth & Post Partum Doula
Breast Feeding Counselor
available on Amazon; Kindle; or www.whatdoesadoulado.com
In a sadly ironic moment, Caroline Lovell of Australia, an outspoken advocate for legal protection and midwife funding in Australia, died on January 24th, 24-hours after being rushed to the hospital during labor.
It was recently discovered that woman who have an epidural were more prone to developing a fever than those that did not have the procedure.
Childbirth Hollywood style: Five sweaty and unpleasant minutes and a smiling, swaddled baby appears. We've found the reality to be a wee bit different!
We recently had an exclusive opportunity to connect with Dr. Stuart Jones and one of his head nurses, Amanda Monaghan of "One Born Every Minute," on LifetimeTV. See what they have to say about the show and the families!