Also called fetal distres or non-reassuring fetal status, the theory of fetal distress is this: Neurological damage occurs when the baby’s brain is deprived of oxygen. Lack of oxygen to the brain can be recognized by patterns in the baby’s heart rate.
A discouraged mother has lost her enthusiasm and desire to give birth naturally. She may feel depressed or defeated. A mother who is fatigued during labor may be more likely to become discouraged. In labor, a mother may become discouraged if she
The most common position for a baby to be in during labor is called the vertex, or head down position. A breech baby is not head down, but rather feet or buttocks down. There are three different breech positions a baby can
While a history of abuse is not a challenge caused by labor, it can make labor more challenging. The following is an interview with a reader who chose to share her story so others may be better prepared.
We have been discussing pre-pregnancy obesity, and today we turn our attention to the effects of obesity on pregnancy. Before we begin, I just want to make sure we recognize the difference between pre-pregnancy obesity and excess gestational weight gain. Both bring