Labor and Delivery Articles


Birth in water 'poses no risk,' says research

Science 03rd July 2017

Jesus Christ in an answer to Nicodemus's question about how to enter the kingdom of heaven once said, "Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit."
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Delivery Day Decisions: Are you prepared?

Pregnancy 20th July 2017

Preparing for a journey that takes nine-months can put those resolutions on the backburner that you need to take on your delivery day. However, you are required to take several medical decisions in the very first few hours of your baby's birth that can have a life-long impact on your child's health.
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Pregnancy 25th May 2017

Did your last night dream about a painful labor scared you?? Or did your friend and relatives narrated their horror labor experiences?? Oh! My beautiful mommies to be please, don't stock your heads with all such things.
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Molecular mechanisms within fetal lungs initiate labor

Birth 8th July 2016

Previous studies have suggested that signals from the fetus initiate the birth process, but the precise molecular mechanisms that lead to labor remained unclear.
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Playwrights challenge childbirth taboos

Baby 30th October 2016

A theatre festival has enlisted female playwrights from seven countries to give an airing to stories that are not normally widely discussed about having children - from questions around abortions to inadequate access to healthcare...
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Post-birth skin-to-skin contact reduces up to 36% infant deaths

BIRTH 29th Dec 2015

A new research from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Boston Children's Hospital says that skin-to-skin contact may reduce deaths for infants with low birth weight.Read More

PTSD in the nursery: When childbirth is traumatic, mothers often suffer in silence

Science 28th December 2016

For nearly a year after giving birth, she cried in secret every day. She thought if she told anyone how she really felt they would take the baby away...
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Technological vs Traditional: A Striking Look at How Childbirth is Shaped By Culture

BIRTH 6th Jul 2015

This is a special excerpt from the new autobiography of internationally renowned childbirth educator and anthropologist Sheila Kitzinger, finished shortly before her death in April 2015.Read More

The Birthing Zone (Part 3): The Dance of the Inner Man

BIRTH 4th Jan 2016

Whilst preparing my presentation for the Homebirth Australia Conference (see Part 1) and recalling my partner's pregnancy dreams of the frog, the turtle and the rock (see Part 2), I unearthed further aspects of myself that assisted me in supporting my beloved in the birthing zone.
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The natural ways to lower down the odds of having a C-Section of a Pregnant Women

Pregnancy 26th October 2017

As per the meta-analysis, women who eat healthily and exercise throughout pregnancy tend to lessen their odds of a cesarean section. Weight gain is common during pregnancy, but excess weight gain can have harmful impacts on both mother and baby.
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Jasper is the Color of Love, a Birth Story

BIRTH 1st Feb 2016

I revised my birth story many times hoping to capture my audience in a way that would create emotion and thoughtfulness but, out of a personal desire to incorporate the private struggles that ultimately Read More

Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants

BABY HEALTH 16th May 2012

Skin-to-skin contact between a mother and her baby at birth reduces crying, and helps the mother to breastfeed successfully. In many cultures, babies are generally cradled naked on their mother's bare chest at birth.Read More

The Future Of C-Section Care Is Here -- And It's Way Better For Moms

HEALTH 8th Jan 2016

She lay on an operating table, in the throes of major abdominal surgery, but Jasmine Patel felt a sense of complete calm and focus the moment her baby girl was born.
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Study Links Delayed Cord Clamping to Improved Social & Motor Development

Science 14th June 2016

Swedish researchers have associated delayed clamping of a newborn's umbilical cord with higher social and fine-motor skills in preschool boys.
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Babies and Mothers Should NOT Be Separated After Birth, Here's Why

Birth 22th January 2017

Listening to Nils Bergman speak during the BirthWorks full-day preconference workshop, the audience of nurse midwives, doulas, medical doctors, and other birth professionals
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Baby 15th October 2016

I felt very frustrated when the midwife was acting like I wasn't trying to feed my baby. Of course I wanted to feed her! Of course I wanted to feel like I could do something right after such a disaster during the birth! Katie...
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