Labor and Delivery

An article by LiveScience discusses a study that links fear and anxiety to longer labor. The study says that labor will last an average of 47 minutes longer and with chances for more interventions if mom is afraid of childbirth. This study goes along with many of the things that are spoken about in childbirth classes. They all teach moms to how to breathe and try to relax during childbirth.… Continue reading

In the United States, the rate of C-sections has grown higher that most would want at 34%. This increase in C-sections has been attributed to many factors, but many would agree that the number could be less. It was surprising to see that China is facing C-section numbers that even higher than those in the United States. A MSNBC online article states that the rate of C-section in China is… Continue reading