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.
So I will throw out the question to everyone in cyberspace: Am I being overly selfish when I say that I dont want ANYONE at the hospital before, during or after delivery except the baby's father?
Many women who want to have a vaginal birth after cesarean in the U.S. and elsewhere have faced some sort of opposition from their care providers when they have expressed their desire to VBAC. Oftentimes, this opposition comes in the form of "VBAC scare tactics."
I just turned 30 and after being told at the age of 18 that it would be difficult for me to have children, I have 2 beautiful boys and a third baby on the way. We are able to conceive the first month we tried this time and I'm very excited. I'm also nervous because my second son was a high risk pregnancy.
Shoulder dystocia occurs when a baby's head is delivered through the vagina, but his shoulders get stuck inside the mother's body. This creates risks for both mother and baby. Dystocia means "slow or difficult labor or delivery."
The delivery methods of babies have potential implications for the health of infants as they grow and develop.
There have always been certain traditional reasons for performing a cesarean section but recently "maternal request" has been added as a new indication. Read through reasons for elective c-section and the risks of the surgery. Do you think a person has the right to demand a cesarean if it is medically unnecessary?
Choosing a birthing location can be scary, time-consuming and stressful. We've put together a list of questions to make it easier!