A new study was just released: Virtual Reality Analgesia in Labor: The VRAIL Pilot Study—A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial Suggesting Benefit of Immersive Virtual Reality Analgesia in Unmedicated Laboring Women that examined the impact of virtual reality on reducing pain in labor.
Tanya Strusberg interviews Dr. Rachel Reed, author of "Why Induction Matters" and The Midwife Thinking Blog about the impact of induction on people's birth experiences today.
The SOGC opinion on and corresponding statement on home birth is a refreshing respectful and collaborative approach to the choices of birth location facing birthing families today.
Research showed that people birthing in facilities with both midwives and doctors on staff were less likely to be induced, less likely to have their labor augmented with pitocin, less likely to have a cesarean, and more likely to have a successful vaginal birth after cesarean.
Pregnant people experiencing stress and anxiety is at higher risk of obstetrical complications including preterm birth and low birth weight babies. The scientists hypothesized that music therapy would reduce stress during the pregnancy, during the birth, and for the baby. Read this research review!