Posts in 'Prenatal Care and Childbirth'

Are Home Births Safe?

Prenatal Care and Childbirth

By Giles Manley, MD, JD CPFN Medical Advisor I was surprised to read recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that home births are growing in popularity. I would have thought the opposite, given that most hospitals go to great lengths to provide comfortable and nurturing environments for laboring mothers and are... Read More

Third Trimester Bleeding: When Is It a Red Flag That Requires Hospitalization?

Prenatal Care and Childbirth

When you’re in the throes of pregnancy, you’re prepared to welcome plenty of changes to your body, from hormone fluctuations and swollen feet to morning sickness and back aches. And although it can be scary to see, sometimes even a bit of bleeding is normal throughout your pregnancy. However, the difference between light spotting and... Read More

Waking Up to Possible Side Effects of Epidurals and Other Types of Regional Anesthesia

Prenatal Care and Childbirth

Giving birth to your baby is one of the most beautiful experiences you’ll have in your lifetime. Of course, it might be hard to remember that while you’re going through the delivery. But unlike previous generations, we’re fortunate to have the option of an epidural — the pain-numbing anesthetic that helps make childbirth much more... Read More

Prenatal Testing and Care: How to Earn an “A”

Doctor Visits, Prenatal Care and Childbirth

There’s so much to prepare for during your pregnancy, and while most of that preparation is exciting — choosing a name, decorating the nursery and indulging your strange cravings — it can be a bit nerve-wracking to think about all the medical tests and doctor visits ahead. But those routine checkups and prenatal screening tests... Read More

Is Using a Midwife a Mistake?

Prenatal Care and Childbirth

When it comes to the birth of your baby, you have the choice either to use an obstetrician-gynecologist (OBGYN) in a traditional hospital setting or to enlist the help of a midwife to assist you with delivery from the comfort of your home. The sterile nature of a hospital may not be your cup of... Read More

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