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High Intervention Birth and Mother's Mood

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA and Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg, MD, PhD examine how high intervention births put mental health at risk and how to help mothers who have them. 1,350 more words


If Americans Love Moms, Why Do We Let Them Die?

While maternal mortality rates have plunged around the world, they’ve climbed in the United States.

Published: July 29, 2017 at 05:30AM

Opinion By NICHOLAS KRISTOF… 65 more words


Assisting in caesarean sections

I was timetabled to be in theatres all morning today to watch caesarean sections. There were two elective cases scheduled this morning and the consultant encouraged me to get stuck in to which I did not complain because I did more today in theatre than I ever have back in the UK… 456 more words


Birth Interventions and the Impact on Breastfeeding

Medical interventions during labor and birth do not always improve outcomes and may even complicate the process. Indeed, a baby’s willingness and ability to breastfeed may be affected by what happens during the birth. 1,528 more words


Why forceps can be dangerous

Forceps deliveries and Ventouse deliveries are significantly more dangerous for both mother and baby than a caesarean section, according to new research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. 455 more words

We need better postnatal care – and Mumsnet is on the case

I’ve been delighted to see the mighty Mumsnet launch a campaign to improve postnatal care in hospitals. Women with postnatal PTSD often mention poor postnatal care as a contributing factor. 566 more words

Inducing labour in older women having their first baby does not increase the chance of caesarean delivery

Planning to artificially start labour for older women, pregnant with their first child, in the 39th week of pregnancy does not affect the chance of having a caesarean delivery | NIHR Signal… 152 more words

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