Information about labor and delivery, anesthesia, and delivery options.
Rates of elective deliveries are dropping, but not because fewer women are seeking to delivery before the start of labor.
There’s a chance your baby might come out looking like a cone head. It’s
every expectant parent’s worst fear – after nine months of imagining
this perfect, glimmering baby that is growing inside the womb, the baby
comes out with a few noticeable imperfections.
Many women are discharged from the hospital after birth based on insurance or hospital protocol. As long as mom and baby are healthy and ready physically to return home, the discharge is ordered.
Yes, some hospitals offer alternative birthing choices like water,
chair and squatting births. Other hospitals require women lay down in a
bed and push in a more traditional method.
It is recommended to plan delivery of uncomplicated dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies from 38 weeks and before 40 weeks
Urinary incontinence after pregnancy is not at all uncommon. Urinary incontinence is defined as any leakage of urine or loss of bladder control. It can range from the occasional leakage of urine when you cough or sneeze to being unable to reach a toilet in time for elimination.
Born too soon: the global action report on preterm birth by the World Health Organization (WHO) provides the first-ever national, regional and global estimates of preterm birth.
According to a study published in PLoS Medicine, when a pregnant woman’s
water breaks early it is best to wait and watch instead of forcing the
labor along, especially in cases where the event occurs prematurely.
It's a fact. Most women got through labor in preparation for delivering the baby. But why is it happening and how do you know you are in labor?
Preterm or premature birth or delivery is a birth that is before 37 weeks of the pregnancy or more than three weeks before a baby's due date.
Researchers using an MRI scan and a computer program have developed a
way to predict if childbirth will be difficult or simple. According to
researchers, the assessment could prove especially useful in cases where
mothers are at high-risk for complications during childbirth.
Based on reviews posted in the August copy of Journal of Advanced Nursing, there are a several factors, clinical and non-clinical, that influence vaginal births after cesarean sections (VBAC).
Researchers testing placentas after infant births may have found a gene marker. The gene is associated with the immune system and may be the cause of some cases of preeclampsia.
Women who enter pregnancy with a BMI in the obese range may have less weight to gain to stay within normal limits, according to a study presented at The Pregnancy Meeting in San Francisco.
This is Monty Python's skit and video of a delivery room with the famous sentence: "The thing that goes ping."
The treatment of gum disease may be a contributing factor in keeping premature birth at bay. A study published by BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology reports a significant link between periodontitis and preterm birth.
Preterm birth is a known risk factor for cerebral palsy, but researchers have now added weeks 37 and 42+ to that list. According to a study published by the Journal of American Medical Association, the lowest risk occurs when children are born at 40 weeks.
An episiotomy is a surgical procedure done usually with scissors and made into the perineum, the skin, muscles and area between the vagina and the rectum with the goal to enlarge the vaginal opening during delivery.
Dr.Grunebaum visits a Delivery Room in a Traditional Zimbabwe Village
This interactive quiz and premature delivery calculator helps you calculate the tisk of premature birth based on cervical length and fFN fetal fibronectin
This Lancet study shows that progesterone does not prevent preterm births in twins.
About 2 in 3 women will deliver the baby vaginally. Our 12 step program will help you prepare for the vaginal delivery.
Statistics show that about 1 in 3 women will have a cesarean section or cesarean delivery. Our 12 step program helps you prepare for the cesarean delivery.
Finding a good hospital unit for maternity is among the top priorities for pregnant women to ensure the optimal care when you are having a baby.
Magnesium sulfate is an intravenous medication often given to women in
order to prevent premature births. A recent study shows that it also may
possibly reduce the chances of babies later being diagnosed with
moderate to severe cerebral palsy.
Birth plans are common these days. Here is a birthplan written by a labor and delivery nurse.
Dr. Amos wrote an eBook about pregnancy, fertility, trying to get pregnant, and the postpartum period.
There is something intangibly important about giving birth to a baby vaginally and after having a c-section, the woman may choose to try a vaginal birth for her next child.