A new study suggests there is no need to labor down with an epidural and supports immediate pushing after complete dilation with no change in cesarean rates or need for forceps or vacuums, with some benefits to parent and baby.
This month's Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators post is all about positions that a laboring person can use during the first stage (labor) part of birth. Learn about UFOs for labor (upright, forward-leaning and open) in this class activity.
A new report, Listening to Mothers in California, was released last week and there is valuable information for consumers and birth professionals to be found from this research. Read all about these study findings.
A new report released by The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) states that the rate of severe maternal morbidity during childbirth has risen sharply in the past ten years.
Neel Shah, MD, MMP shares his thoughts on the ARRIVE Trial. Dr. Shah is recognized as an innovative leader in maternal-infant health and a well-respected expert on effective methods for reducing the cesarean rate in the U.S.