Research and resources for perinatal professionals.
March 09, 2011 | by: Kimmelin Hull, PA, LCCE
While working clinically as a Physician's Assistant, one of my favorite industry medical journals to read was always Clinician Reviews.Geared toward mid-level practitioners, this journal is typically sound in its presentation of medical literature as well as sensitive to the unique aspects of clinic
Its all about a healthy baby and a happy mommy. The drugs dont cross over the placenta and dont affect your baby. A lot of times [an epidural] can help with pushing¦ When youre in a lot of pain, youre not in control, and thats when you do a lot of tearing.
March 07, 2011 | by: Joanne I Leigh-Murfin, RN, LCCE
[Editor's Note: This book review is provided to Science & Sensibility by guest contributor, Christina Hurst-Prager, childbirth educator, doula, breastfeeding counselor and therapist. This book is a true gift for all pregnant women and their partners' and all who are in one way or another involved
March 03, 2011 | by: Michael Klein MD
[Editors Note: This is the last in a series of three posts by Dr. Michael Klein regarding the research behind risks, benefits and realities of epidural analgesia. To read Dr. Kleins first two posts, go here and here.] Not all women are alike in labour and delivery: Because the experience of labou
March 01, 2011 | by: Amanda Blaz DPT
In this second post of the series comparing positions during 2nd stage of labor, the squatting position will be investigated. There are many advantages to the laboring mother assuming an upright position, mostly due to the assistance of gravity. As discussed in the previous post, the dor
February 27, 2011 | by: Penny Simkin, PT, CD(DONA), CCE
[Editor's note: This is part two of Ms. Simkin's post on childbirth-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The post is long and detailed--every word worth reading. Set aside ample time to read this article: such that devouring, versus skimming, might be accomplished. Birthin
February 24, 2011 | by: Michael Klein MD
This post is the second in a series by Dr. Michael Klein. You can find the first installment of this series here.Research into the consequences of epidural useWhether the benefits of epidural analgesia outweigh the potential risks has been the subject of many controversies over recent decades.
February 21, 2011 | by: Jacqueline Levine, LCCE,FACCE,CD, CLC
Science & Sensibility welcomes new contributor, Jackie Levine, as she shares with us her thoughts and compilation of the latest industry research about doula care. Why is Labor Support So Important?Ordinary intuition informs us, without reference to any study, that human touch and supporti
February 20, 2011 | by: Henci Goer, BA
Recently, weve seen some buzz on the internet about a new book, Epidural Without Guilt. Childbirth Without Pain by Gilbert Grant, an anesthesiologist. At least one other blogger has disputed his logic, so I thought Id weigh in on the evidence basis for his claims.Dr. Grant says that according to h
February 17, 2011 | by: Kimmelin Hull, PA, LCCE
Last month, Lamaze published a press release entitled, Why Choosing Free Range Labor May Make Birth Easier. As we continue re-visiting the Six Healthy Birth Practices on Science and Sensibility, today I invite you to think about Healthy Birth Practice #2: Walk, move around and change positions
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