Category Archives: Labor and Delivery

Elective Induction Poses Risks

photo credit: DioBurto Roughly 10% of deliveries in the United States are induced without a specific medical reason. There are a number of nonmedical reasons why doctors and moms choose to induce labor. Often, the reason is simply convenience. While … finish reading Elective Induction Poses Risks

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Working to Reduce Elective C-Sections

photo credit: Lars Plougmann A C-section is sometimes a medical necessary. In some cases, however, the procedure is more or less elective. While it’s somewhat hard to understand why someone would choose to have abdominal surgery when it’s not necessary … finish reading Working to Reduce Elective C-Sections

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Stillbirth and Pregnancy Complications

photo credit: gogoloopie Because of better prenatal care and advancements in medicine over the past couple of centuries, stillbirth isn’t nearly as commonplace as it used to be. Yet, there are still many families who experience the loss associated with … finish reading Stillbirth and Pregnancy Complications

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Laughing Your Way through Labor

photo credit: Undertow851 Saying labor is painful is like describing the Himalayas as “bumpy.” The fact is, although women have endured labor for thousands of years without pain relief, it’s nice to know that it’s there if you need it. … finish reading Laughing Your Way through Labor

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