There are all kinds of home remedies for inducing labor: taking castor oil, eating pineapple or spicy foods, drinking herbal teas, nipple stimulation and, the one that’s the most fun, sex. Desperate women that are approaching their due date are likely to try them all. But do any of them really work?
When to cut a baby’s umbilical cord has long been a topic of debate; while most doctors and midwives still follow the recommended protocol of 30 seconds after birth, there are others that have claimed for years that there are benefits to waiting.
A new study has found that women who had induced labor have more complications than those who were allowed to let nature take its course. Induced labor before 39 weeks can lead to a series of problems for mothers to face.
A large new study involving nearly 13,000 women in B.C. shows giving birth at home with a registered midwife is as safe as delivering in a hospital.
Delaying clamping the umbilical cord at birth by roughly two minutes can give newborns a health boost that carries through the early months of their lives, a new study suggests. Late clamping, as it is called, allows more blood from the cord and the placenta to flow into the infant, raising iron levels and decreasing [...]