April the giraffe’s birth experience provides some wonderful teaching moments to discuss the natural, physiologic process of birth. The Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices are remarkably similar to the common sense circumstances under which April birthed. Debby Amis shares what we can learn.
"Giving Birth with Confidence" is jam-packed with common sense information backed up by the most current research. Giving Birth with Confidence helps families to understand the process of pregnancy, birth and the first days and weeks of caring for a newborn. An expectant family must have!
A recent study examined whether administration of synthetic oxytocin during labor would lower the risk of postpartum depression and anxiety. The authors review recent studies that show that depression or anxiety are higher in women with lower oxytocin levels.
Laboring down - is it a good idea? Recent literature seems to indicate that it increases complications for both parent and baby, but is this conclusion based on good evidence? Researcher and writer Henci Goer takes a look at what the current research actually tells us on the topic of laboring down,
By Anne M. Estes, PhD, Illustrations by Cara Gibson, PhDIn recent years, there has been much discussion about the impact of our high cesarean rate and downstream affects on the baby, short and long and term. Dr. Maria Dominguez-Bello and her colleagues have been leading the way in attemp