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From an article titled “No love for labor” found at www.DeccanHerald.com “More and more women are opting for fast-track deliveries through elective C-section. Rising affluence, limited time and desire for pain-free birthing has spurred this unhealthy trend. In keeping with Delhi’s dizzying urban growth trajectory, its would-be-moms are also rooting for fast-track deliveries. In fact, [...]
Did Your Doctor Recommend a C-Section Just So He Could Get Home for Dinner? Learn About Unnecessary Medical Interventions in Labor and How to Avoid Them Source www.PRweb.com Moms: Do you really need that C-section or epidural? Registered nurse and midwife Breck Hawk, author of “Hey! Who’s Having This Baby Anyway?” reveals why these procedures [...]
The following is an excerpt from American Sexuality Magazine By Marsden Wagner Childbirth is not a medical issue; it is a social issue that may or may not have medical consequences. Childbirth is a very personal, emotional phenomenon, analogous to sexual intercourse. Most people would balk at an expert coming in to tell them how [...]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkDdcZZloEM&feature=player_embedded Although this is not a particularly traumatic hospital birth, any time a woman is on her back, she is positioning for the benefit of the hospital staff, not her baby or herself. Delivering a baby on your back (supine) is always the worst position for childbirth (other than standing on your head).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ0ZzY-gaZc This is another great example of why unassisted childbirth is best for mother and child. This is a short, silent clip of another hospital birth video. Hospital childbirths are always disturbing and here is another great example. First of all, notice the birthing position. The poor mother is nothing more than a vagina to [...]
A recent article in Psychology Today looked at how a couple’s sexual relationship is affected following childbirth. Like many articles before it, it primarily examined in the difference in attitudes following cesarean births vs vaginal births and the main focus seemed to be on the pelvic floor. On the outside, it seems to be another [...]
Apparently medical doctors need a study to prove that they are hurting a newborn baby when they jab it with a sharp metal instrument. The new study found that babies may find the heel prick far more painful than doctors realize. Researchers studied brain scans and facial reactions even though the baby may not have [...]
A recent study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, found that C-section babies are 40-60% more likely to suffer from asthma as children. The study is based on data from a whopping 1.7 million births and compared the results of spontaneous vaginal births and cesarean babies through age 18. Emergency cesareans posed the highest [...]
Here is a nice short c section video to add to our childbirth video library. It is very clear from this c section video that a cesarean section is not simple or painless. It is major abdominal surgery. Just because the mother is anesthetized, does not mean she will not suffer after the surgery. Update: [...]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZy0JPtubiQ The following movie is the winner of the Birth Matters Video contest. Here is what the celebrity judges had to say about it: * “Such great myth-busting and important information for all women, I loved your use of natural scenes. I’d love to see this video getting lots of airplay in the public arena.” [...]