LAUGHING GAS CHANGING THE WAY WOMEN ENDURE LABOR PAIN

http://abc7.com/health/laughing-gas-changing-the-way-women-endure-labor-pain/1429757/ **Currently St. John's in Santa Monica and GraceFull Birthing Center in Silverlake are the only facilities in the LA area that offer nitrous oxide during labor, to my knowledge.  SANTA MONICA, Calif. (KABC) -- Many women have turned to laughing gas as a drug-free alternative to get through the pains of childbirth. New mom …

5 Things Your L&D Nurse Wishes You Knew

   When it comes to labor and birth, sometimes you get more when you know what to ask for. As an L&D nurse, it is my job to ensure that a woman is informed, empowered and autonomous t… Source: 5 Things Your L&D Nurse Wishes You Knew (click to read the blog)

No evidence that water birth poses harm to newborns

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160121190918.htm There is no evidence that water births, where a baby is intentionally born under water in a tub or pool, poses any increased harm to the child, Oregon State University researchers have found. Researchers examined outcome data for more than 6,500 midwife-attended water births in the United States and found that newborns born in …