Making the rounds on the internet is a report of a new study that supposedly shows that epidurals don’t slow labor or increase instrumental vaginal or cesarean delivery. Henci Goer reviews the research.
By Henci GoerIn October, Author Henci Goer wrote an article for Science & Sensibility, Epidural Anesthesia: To Delay or Not To Delay - That is the Question - examining the impact of the timing of an epidural on labor and birth. Today Henci looks at some new research, Epidural ana
Today, Andrea Lythgoe, LCCE and doula, takes a look at the peanut ball as a tool for promoting labor progress for women resting in bed or with an epidural. Many more facilities are making this new tool available to laboring women. Childbirth educators will benefit by understanding how to teach pean
In my January Science and Sensibility blog post, I answered the question “Can We Prevent Persistent Occiput Posterior?” but because it wasn’t relevant to the study that prompted the post, and the piece was already long, I didn’t look at the role of epidural analgesia. Let me now rectify that.
The Canadian Medical Association Journal, published in their September 12, 2012 issue a very interesting study examining how a team approach to maternity care might improve maternal and neonat aloutcomes. The study, Effect of a collaborative interdisciplinary maternity care program on pe