June 27, 2012

Fear of Childbirth Linked to Longer Labour, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) — Women who are afraid to give birth tend to have longer labour than women who are more relaxed about the […]
May 11, 2012

Induced Labor Late in Pregnancy Has Pros, Cons

THURSDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) — Inducing labor after a woman has been pregnant for more than 37 weeks can reduce an infant’s risk of death […]
March 30, 2012

U.S. Women in Labor Longer Than They Were 50 Years Ago

SATURDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) — American women today are spending about two hours more in labor during childbirth than women did 50 years ago, a […]
March 10, 2012

When Unneeded, Induced Labor May Increase Complications

FRIDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) — Inducing labor when it’s not necessary increases the risk of cesarean section delivery and other childbirth complications, a new study […]
February 3, 2012

Epidural Plus Fever in Mom May Raise Risks for Baby

FRIDAY. Feb. 3 (HealthDay News) — The babies of women who develop an epidural-related fever while in labor are at greater risk of having problems right […]
January 27, 2012

Health Tip: Manage Pain During Childbirth

(HealthDay News) — Pain is a virtual certainty during childbirth, but there are ways to ease the discomfort without medication. The womenshealth.gov website mentions these no-medication […]
September 20, 2011

Assisted Delivery Births

What are assisted delivery births and why are they used? Assisted delivery births are performed during the last stages of labour (when the woman is fully […]
June 22, 2011

Pregnant Women May Go to Great Lengths to Induce Labour

WEDNESDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) — Walking, sex, spicy foods and nipple stimulation are among the techniques most commonly used by pregnant women who want to […]
April 3, 2011

The Three Stages Of Labour: A Step-By-Step Journey

At first, you might think that labour is just one hard long slog but it is in actual fact divided into different stages. This article aims […]
March 22, 2011

Epidurals (The Good And The Bad)

If you have recently discovered you are pregnant – you are probably very excited and possibly a little overwhelmed! Over the next few months you will […]
March 2, 2011

Making The Cut – Are Episiotomies Justified?

If you are pregnant, or about to give birth within the next few weeks, you have probably heard the term ‘episiotomy’ and you are more than […]
February 22, 2011

Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risks for First-Time Moms

TUESDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) — The increasingly commonplace decision by pregnant women and their doctors to induce labor for convenience rather than for medical necessity […]
February 10, 2011

When Given Control, Women Use Less Epidural Anesthesia During Delivery

THURSDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) — If women are given control of the amount of epidural anesthesia they get during labor and delivery, they use about […]