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Nov 15, 2017

The Facts on Epidurals for Labor

November 15th, 2017|Labor|0 Comments

If you are pregnant, chances are that you have heard stories from other women regarding their epidural experiences. Here are some popular myths, along with the facts: MYTH: Epidurals are too dangerous. FACT: Epidural analgesia is the most commonly used method for pain relief during labor. It is also the most effective. In most cases, [...]

Sep 15, 2017

Can You Give Birth Vaginally If You’ve Already Had a C-Section?

September 15th, 2017|Labor|0 Comments

Women who have undergone a cesarean section often have questions about the safety of attempting a vaginal birth in the future. The safety of a trial of labor after cesarean section (TOLAC) has been the subject of debate for many years. A successful TOLAC is one that ends with a vaginal delivery after cesarean section [...]

Aug 17, 2017

Your Baby Needs Vitamin K to be Healthy

August 17th, 2017|Labor|0 Comments

Vitamin K is very important for blood to have the ability to clot so that any bleeding stops. Before birth, very little amounts of vitamin K are transferred to the baby through the placenta. Babies are not able to make vitamin K it on their own, therefore, the ability of baby’s blood to clot is [...]

May 19, 2017

Substance Abuse in Pregnancy

May 19th, 2017|Substance Abuse|0 Comments

A pregnant woman addicted to opiates may fear that telling her physician or midwife about her addiction will be met with a judgmental attitude, as well as legal problems. It is common practice for healthcare providers to ask a woman about any substance abuse at her first prenatal visit. These questions are asked so that [...]

Apr 27, 2017

Signs and Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

April 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Postpartum depression is a type of depression that a woman can experience after the birth of her baby. The word “postpartum” refers to the period of time after giving birth. Although a woman may begin to exhibit symptoms of depression during the first month following the birth of her baby, symptoms can develop any time [...]

Mar 20, 2017

Delayed Cord Clamping

March 20th, 2017|Labor|0 Comments

For many years, it was common practice for obstetricians and midwives to clamp and cut the umbilical cord immediately after a baby’s birth. Based on results of research regarding the benefits of delayed cord clamping, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now recommends that clamping of the cord be delayed at least one [...]

Mar 3, 2017

Use of Laughing Gas for Pain Relief During Labor

March 3rd, 2017|Labor|0 Comments

The use of nitrous oxide, perhaps better known as “laughing gas,” has been offered for several years by dentists to reduce the anxiety and discomfort in patients undergoing dental procedures. Nitrous oxide is a tasteless, odorless, nonflammable gas, and has been used in countries such as New Zealand, Great Britain, Scandinavia, and Canada for decades [...]

Jan 25, 2017

Predicting a Premature Delivery

January 25th, 2017|Labor|0 Comments

In the United States, premature birth is the leading cause of permanent disabilities, and sometimes death in babies. In many cases, it is unclear why a woman experiences preterm (premature) birth. A baby that is born before the 37th week of pregnancy is considered preterm. Physicians and scientists continue to study the various causes of [...]