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.
So many women could use is a "middle path;" a mild analgesic that could be safely used during birth, with little or no effects on the baby. It would be okay if this analgesic let in some pain. It would make all the difference to have just "a little something to take the edge off."
Choosing a birthing location can be scary, time-consuming and stressful. We've put together a list of questions to make it easier!
What questions should you ask your doctor about breech or fetal positions? Find out so you can at your checkups!
Did you know that nearly seven babies will die before their first birthday for every thousand who are born in the U.S.? In recognition of September as the National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, I'd like to share some SMART tips to pregnant women:
I'm a little worried about my attachment to this baby. I mean, I care immensely about this baby and I only want good things for it. But I'm not so sure I have a lot of love for it yet. I read all these things about maternal love, and I know I don't feel anywhere near that for this baby. Is that normal at this stage?
Giving birth is one of the most unforgettable and intimate experiences you will ever experience. That is why choosing where you'll give birth is such an important decision. Birth centers offer a personalized and comfortable place for childbirth where pregnancy and birth are normal situations, not an illness.
Epidural. In the Childbirth Universe, no four syllables have more power as an argument-starter. The word provokes defensiveness in some and smugness in others. There's hand-wringing. Rationalizing. Pontificating.