https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/03/01/589860155/new-guidelines-establish-the-rights-of-women-when-giving-birth For more than 60 years, it has been the standard of care to try to speed up childbirth with drugs, or to perform a cesarean section if labor was seen as progressing too slowly. Now a new set of recommendations is changing the game. In February, the World Health Organization released a setContinue reading “New Guidelines Establish The Rights Of Women When Giving Birth”
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Give bicarbonate to pregnant women to ease delivery – new study
Fascinating! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/01/17/give-bicarbonate-pregnant-women-ease-delivery-new-study/ Women struggling in labour should be given bicarbonate of soda to boost their chances of a safe and natural birth, a study suggests. British researchers say the commonly available chemical, given in drink form, rectifies acidity around the womb and could significantly reduce the number of women forced to undergo emergency caesarean sections. (click linkContinue reading “Give bicarbonate to pregnant women to ease delivery – new study”
Prodromal Labor 101: What It Is, What It’s Not and How to Cope
https://www.motherrisingbirth.com/2017/11/prodromal-labor-101.html Despite prodromal labor not being mentioned in the most common pregnancy books, you’ll still hear it frequently being discussed among friends, with care providers and in online communities. Because of this discrepancy, it makes sense that there is confusion and frustration surrounding the topic. In this post I hope to define prodromal labor, but moreContinue reading “Prodromal Labor 101: What It Is, What It’s Not and How to Cope”
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