Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries. A hole between the birth canal and bladder and/or rectum, it is caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without access to timely, high-quality medical treatment. It leaves women leaking
Labor is different for every woman, with pain ranging from mild to extreme. Even the experience of labor after epidural varied widely. While some women described labor as relatively painless than they had imagined, others reported severe pain. A parenting
Some women have no clues when labour is around the corner, but as your OB-GYNs will tell you, in order to give birth, your cervix first has to begin dilating. The cervix plays a crucial role in pregnancy and labor,
One of the most exciting parts of being pregnant is packing your hospital bag so you can pick it in one ready move when the D-day arrives. While you are packing all the important stuff like pyjamas, wrappers, toiletries and
For pregnant women, the prospect of giving birth is pretty scary and one may wonder, can there really be any ways to make labour easier? Not only are you on red alert for spotting the signs of labour, but there
Labour is considered normal when uterine contractions result in progressive dilation and effacement (stretching and thinning) of the cervix. Normal labor progresses slowly through the initial phase and then, when the cervix is dilated more than four centimeters, the more
Babies arrive on their own schedule but sometimes mums just get tired of being pregnant and can’t wait to hold their baby in their arms. Inducing labour is an option many women will consider late into their pregnancy. If you
A Nigerian medical doctor, Dr. Abel Obetta who overlooked the ethics of his profession by going on Twitter to shame his patient, (pun intended), a pregnant woman in labour that he was attending to. The ‘twitter Doctor’ used the typically
A tragic story has sparked outrage across the Chinese internet of a heavily pregnant woman who jumped to her death from a hospital window in a suicide bid after her family repeatedly refused to allow her to have a cesarean
American professional tennis player, Serena Williams has gone into labor with her first child, Dailymail gathers. The 35-year-old super star was induced in St. Mary’s Medical Centre in West Palm Beach, Florida yesterday, and she is expected to give birth today.
We decided to expand your knowledge on labor and birth terms that we know we all hear, but never really take the time to find out their meanings (read here). The list is endless and goes on, with new words
Childbirth comes with a lot of mixed emotions of excitement and fear. Pregnant women need to be supported by their husbands or baby daddies during pregnancy and most especially when they begin to show first signs of labor. This can
The positions shown here facilitate the normal, natural process of labor. What position should you use? Follow your body. Move freely in response to what you feel. Your body will let you know just what position is best at every
When you’re nine months along and counting the days, the due date just can’t come soon enough. You’ll likely want to try just about anything to induce labour. That’s exactly what Bonnie Northsea did. She posted a video of herself dancing
By Paula Rumm Pain Relief Options How It Works What To Expect Pros Cons BREATHING is a non-drug pain relief option. Patterned breathing is often taught in good ante-natal classes.Pain might be an indication that your body needs extra oxygen.