Even before she became pregnant, Amber Rose knew she wanted to have a home birth. She’d run across the documentary The Business of Being Born and had fallen in love with the idea. Then, when she discovered that she and Wiz Khalifa were expecting their first child together, she watched Ricki Lake’s film again – this time with her rapper fiancé, in hopes that she could get him on board.
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When we think of bacteria, we often think of germs that we want to avoid, but not all bacteria are bad. In fact, some are essential for good health; such is the case of bacteria found in the gut and intestines. A new study has found that, for babies, gut bacteria (microbiota) diversity is determined by the choices that mom makes. And it all starts at birth.
For years, experts have been concerned about the rising cesarean rate throughout much of the world. Their concerns center, primarily, around the potential health complications that C-sections pose for both mother and baby – everything from breathing problems to risk of death.
In Brazil, more than half of all babies are born via cesarean. This rate is even higher – 82 percent – for women that have private insurance. But the women of Brazil are trying to change the trend. Some are even participating in public protests so they can have a choice in how they deliver their babies.
here are certain instances in which delivering early is considered a better alternative than carrying to term, namely when the mother is found to have pre-eclampsia – a condition of high blood pressure that carries risks to both mother and baby. And there are others that are still up for debate, for example, cases in which the mother is diagnosed with gestational diabetes or when there aren’t sufficient fluids in the womb.
Giving birth can be one of the most beautiful and amazing experiences that a mother will ever have. It can also be one of the scariest. There are so many things that you could worry about: potential complications, pain, if your baby will be okay after the delivery and so, so, so much more
Nearly one-third of the children born in the United States today are born by C-section. Many factors, like the increase in multiple births and a desire to schedule birth, contribute to the all-time high on C-section deliveries. But there could be another contributing factor: some women may not be aware of the fact that they can deliver vaginally after a C-section.
Chances are pretty good that, if you ask your mother about her labor, she’ll paint a picture quite different than your labor story. According to a recent study conducted on the differences in labors today and 50 years ago, you’re not alone.
The average caesarean birth costs more than twice the amount of a natural, uncomplicated birth. That’s big money for cash-strapped hospitals which is exactly why they have recently banned all non-emergency caesarean births.
A successful VBAC, or vaginal birth after cesarean, is beneficial for both the mother and the child. Fewer complications are present after birth for the mother and the child. Through vaginal delivery, the infant is also provided with good bacteria, making the child less vulnerable to illness. Additionally, new advances in medical science have made it more possible than ever to achieve a successful VBAC.
Labor induction has been a topic of debate amongst the medical community during recent years. The concern was that labor induction increased the chances of needing an emergency cesarean section. These concerns, according to a recent study conducted by Ole Bredahl Rasmussen , MD, of Herning Hospital in Denmark and Steen Rasmussen from the Danish Medical Birth Registry, can be laid to rest.
In yet another study that puts the risk of induced labor in the forefront, the University of Rochester Medical Center found that the risk to the mother and child increased after labor was induced and under most circumstances it led to cesarean section.