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.
By Kyndal May, MFA, LMP, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCEToday on Science & Sensibility, we start a new series on teaching ideas and techniques for you to use in your birth classes. The Brilliant Activities for Birth Educators series will bring you exciting and innovative methods to teach the topi
A Guest post by Lucy Juedes LCCEThird Stage Components for Discussing with CaregiversIt will be important for the caregiver to share his/her perspectives and usual care of the Third Stage with expectant parents, as well as what the parent might expect from colleagues and the policies of the birth si
A guest posting by Lucy Juedes LCCEActive, Expectant, and Mixed Management for Placenta Delivery, Hospital BirthsPostpartum Hemorrhage is a major cause of maternal death worldwide. International health experts are successfully using a specific combination of protocols, called Active Management
A recent New York Times article highlighted this Cochrane Collaboration review about the use of Pitocin in labor.The review looked at eight randomized controlled studies including a total of 1,338 low-risk women experiencing spontaneous labor at term (parity was not defined) with an eye toward analy