Author and evidence-based maternity care expert Henci Goer, a frequent Science & Sensibility contributor, examines the abstract of the ARRIVE Trial (the only published material from the study available at this time) and shares with S&S readers her careful examination of the study's conclusions.
Researchers from the BetterBirth Program out of Ariadne Labs hypothesized that facilities located in low-resource countries could improve the mortality & morbidity of birthing people & newborns by implementing the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist along with coaching programs to support birth attendants
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.
A study published in May 2017 examined the impact of a childbirth education course based on mindfulness principles on the pain experienced during childbirth and the ability to handle that pain on a physiological level as well as adjust to the postpartum period.
New research has come to light that the impact of giving birth by cesarean section can also create gynecological problems long after a person's reproductive years are completed if they should have a hysterectomy.