Its still April and its still Cesarean Awareness Month and I still want to talk about prevention. The most common reason a first time mom has a c/section is labor dystocia. 307 more words
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by Erin Stertz-Follett, CLD, LCCE, HBCE
My journey into birth began 10 years ago after the birth of my first nephew, Micah. I wouldn’t fully embrace birth as my calling until many years later, after the birth of my own two girls and the ‘birth’ of the passion inside me to bring services of meaning to pregnant women and their families. 904 more words
The average gestation for twins is 35 weeks.
The standard “latest” is the singleton average of 40 weeks.
We’re into week 37.
Normally at this point, a preggers woman would be preparing for induction (making the body begin the labor process), as the twins’ and woman’s bodies can only take so much. 585 more words
Citation: Roberts CL, Nicholl MC, Algert CS, Ford JB, Morris JM, Chen JS. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Apr 3;14(1):125.
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend that, in the absence of compelling medical indications (low risk) elective caesarean section should occur after 38 completed weeks gestation. 294 more words