Episiotomy

What is it?A surgical cut of the perineum (the tissue between the vagina and the anus) that's made right before the baby is born...

Induction Drugs

Cytotecnot FDA approved for inducing labor can cause complications can cause death of mother and child can cause uterine rupture Hasn't been approved...

C-section

Proscan save the baby's lifeConsincrease chance of death to mother and child almost 3 times more likely of the death of the...

Vacuum Extractor

increase risk of permanent urinary incontinence increase risk of permanent fecal incontinence increase risk of brain hemorrhage for the baby

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

just as risky as a repeated C-section 75% are successful less than 1% has a uterine rupture

Hospitals vs. Midwives

HOSPITAL MIDWIFETransferred to hospital 10-15% to NICU 12%Epidural 61% 0.564%Episiotomy 15% 0.252%Cesarean 32.8% 0.444%Mother deaths per year 650 0Infant mortality rate 6.17 per 1,000 1.7 per 1,000Breastfeeding 76.5% 95.8%Breastfeeding exclusively 37.7% 89.7%

Prenatal Tests

UltrasoundProsleast harmful find the age of the fetus finds the position that fetus is in can assist in turning the baby if it's...

Pros and Cons to breastmilk and formula

BreastmilkProsfirst breastmilk has colostrum provides immunities for the baby starts the production of vitamin K in the baby cleans out the baby's bowels ...