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Childbirth Classes

Pros higher satisfaction1–6 less medication3,7–9 less complications8 less fetal distress8 less pain3–5,10 less anesthesia5,11,12 less fetal distress13 less painkillers12 less use of forceps3,12 less...

Cost of giving birth

Birth in the US Average Cost Prenatal Care $2,000 Childbirth Birth Center (Vaginal) $2,277 Hospital (Vaginal w/ No Complications) $10,657 Hospital (Vaginal w/ Complications) $13,749 Hospital (Cesarean w/ No Complications) $17,859 Hospital (Cesarean w/ Complications) $23,923 This does not...

Doctors, Midwives, and Doulas

Doctors may overuse interventions which lack benefits, increase cost, and poses risk1 Nurse Midwives has increased birth rate2 Midwives are safe3 countries that use them have...

Perineal Message

What is this? A message of the perineum performed in the 4 to 6 weeks before childbirth. If you want to learn how to do...

Pain in Childbirth

More pain A history of menstrual problems1 just as likely to be as satisfied as a painless birth2 refused anesthesia3 lower level of education4 ...

Satisfaction in Childbirth

More Satisfied refused anesthesia1 older woman2 goal was to master birth3 middle and upper-middle-class4,5 higher education level2 husband was present6,7 greater closeness to their...

Fatigue: Before, During, and After Birth

depression and anxiety are related at 28 and 36 weeks of pregnancy1 increase as labor progresses2 patterned breathing exceedingly increased tiredness in the...

Childbirth

Vaginal Childbirth in a nutshell The uterus contract as the cervix softens and opens. The baby will then descend as the mother pushes.1 Facts has psychological...

Postpartum Depression/Baby Blues

Symptoms1 Fatigue Lack of enthusiasm Irritability Unprovoked and irrational crying Varying levels of anxiety and confusion Sense of disorganization Unexplained sadness Facts 3%-23% of all...

Sexual Intercourse Before and After Birth

might cause maternal air embolism1 may disrupt episiotomy healing1 May have pain and swelling 1-2 weeks after the birth from tissue trauma especially...