In the developing world, giving birth can be a dangerous affair. Mortality rates are high for expectant mothers, mainly in third world countries, reaching 300,000 deaths each year. While women are
Image courtesy of Shutterstock According to new research presented at the Annual Clinical Meeting of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), labor induction via the hormone
Image Courtesy of Shutterstock Due to a slow rising number of home births in America, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a new policy statement, “Planned Home Birth.” Published this
A woman dies every 4 minutes somewhere in the world from complications associated with obstetric hemorrhage, in which a woman bleeds heavily, usually just after giving birth. Dr. Sullen Miller, Director
When a newborn requires placement in the neonatal intensive care unit and his mom is non-ambulatory on another floor of the hospital, due to a C-section or other birth complications, it makes the bonding
Image via Wikimedia Commons We’ve reported on breast milk ice cream, eating placentas and DIY births, but Lotus Birth may be one of the more intense birth experiences we’ve come across.
Millions of Downton Abbey fans were shocked this past Sunday night when one of the show’s most beloved characters, Lady Sybil Branson, died from eclampsia after giving birth to her daughter. The
Image courtesy of Shutterstock An interesting article about midwives in The Wall Street Journal, shines a light on some compelling reasons why you might want to choose a midwife over a traditional doctor.
Fans of the groundbreaking Spiritual Midwifery and other Ina May Gaskin books such as Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, will be delighted to know that the magic of Ina May is coming to the big
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