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.
In new research, researchers concluded that explained some of the observed benefits of human milk at the breast/chest for human babies—the biological norm reduces stress hormones and the impact they can have on the body.
Interview with Carol Sakala, PhD., Director of Childbirth Connection programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families and one of the lead researchers on the Listening to Mothers in California research where parents' voices are heard about their childbearing experiences.
A new report, Listening to Mothers in California, was released last week and there is valuable information for consumers and birth professionals to be found from this research. Read all about these study findings.
Neel Shah, MD, MMP shares his thoughts on the ARRIVE Trial. Dr. Shah is recognized as an innovative leader in maternal-infant health and a well-respected expert on effective methods for reducing the cesarean rate in the U.S.