Today's date is a perfect palindrome, or sequence of units, that can be read the same way in either direction. This kind of numbered occurrence only happens once every 100 years.
Umbilical cord blood is a rich source of stem cells, considered to be the master cells of the body. Clinical trials are underway to evaluate the benefits of using a child’s cord blood stem cells in the treatment of type 1 diabetes, hearing loss, cerebral palsy, and other brain injuries.
There's an alarming increase in women having multiple babies at one time. What's causing this statistic to rise and what does it mean?
Want to make your birthing experience faster and easier? Would you just love to avoid an arduous and prolonged second stage of labor?
My main concern about having another home birth is having a birth in which the chord begins to come out first. I have been told by my doctor that this is a life threatening situation which needs immediate ceasarian intervention. What is the midwife's approach to this situation?
Dr. Robert Bradley developed this method in the late 1940's. The Bradley method emphasizes an extremely natural approach, with few or no drugs and little medical help during labor and delivery. Stressing good diet and exercise during pregnancy, it teaches deep relaxation techniques to manage pain, and educates a woman's husband or partner so they can be an effective coach. Read more.
Traditional birthing classes, best selling books and medical professionals talk about the technical—and even loving—aspects of childbirth, but I have never seen one mention the serious complications that can happen and what parents need to know to prevent infant brain injuries. This article provides a beginning for this information.
Research shows that delivering a newborn in the middle of the night, off hours, or on holiday weekends is an added risk. While you don't have much control over when your baby is born, here are a few things you can do to help ensure a safe and healthy delivery even if an unexpected situation arises.