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!
Your baby's due any day now. What will you need on hand those first few days post-delivery? Here's our 10 postpartum must-haves.
A 33-year-old mom who was 20 weeks pregnant, suffered cardiac arrest while at a church gathering. She was resuscitated, therapeutically cooled, kept at 90 degrees for 12 hours and re-warmed. While she was being cooled, the fetus was monitored, who experienced fetal shivering which stopped once the mother was re-warmed.
Imagine how still this mom had to be. For anyone who has had an MRI, you know that you can't move in order to get a good picture. Well, this is not your average birth video. German researchers have used Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to peer inside a woman's body during labor, a medical first that sheds light on the birth process.
When seven-year-old Chloe's mother went into labor, she sprung into action. Chloe awoke to her mother's screams as her contractions began in the middle of the night. Chloe was the only one around so she grabbed a towel to keep her newborn sister clean and warm.
Knowing what to expect when it comes time for labor and delivery can help ease any anxiety you may have about the birth process, especially if this is your first baby.
There are many philosophies about giving birth. Some support a completely natural experience with no drugs. Some tout the benefits of certain structured breathing procedures and positions during birth.
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.
What is a Cesarean Section? A cesarean section is the surgical delivery of the baby through an abdominal incision. Supposedly, Julius Caesar was delivered in this manner, hence the name.