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.
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.
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