Childbirth Options

Home Birth

I have noticed a lot of the articles and pregnancy books in general, little is said about the option of home birthing. Most articles/books talk about hospital procedure, what to expect etc. Being a first time mom, I thouroughly researched my birthing options.

Shoulder Dystocia

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."

Cesarean on Demand

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?