I understand the commenters complaint is not that we have not successfully identified a problem with our labor curve, but that if we just assume you can drop this new labor curve into the existing practice structure (that was built on incorrect assumptions of labor progress) we are making a big mistake.
Remember last week when I lamented that no one pays enough attention to communication skills? I’m excited to share this paper with you because it shows that at least someone is paying attention to the “hands on” skills acquisition. Unfortunately, the evidence
We know delayed cord clamping is beneficial for full term infants. We now have a meta-analysis of delayed cord clamping with preterm birth and the evidence indicates it can reduce hospital mortality. 1 It did not result in differences in resuscitation, mechanical
Here’s more evidence the normal rate of dilation is not 1 cm/hour. Add it to your stacks of evidence in case anyone suggests otherwise. Progression of the first stage of spontaneous labour: A prospective cohort study in two sub-Saharan African countries1 1.
There are things women do during labor that actually cause the pain to be intensified. Unfortunately, many women do not know what these things are. Understanding how they affect your labor can help you in preventing labor pain. Tension If you are
At the most basic level, labor is a physiological process the mother completes to get her child out of her body and into her arms. As such, there are a wide variety of factors that contribute to the way this physiological process
Hodnett ED. Home-like versus conventional institutional settings for birth (Cochrane Review) In this review, Hodnett found that a home-like setting for a birth center was associated with lower rates of intrapartum analgesia/anaesthesia (pain medication), augmented labour (using pitocin to “speed things up”),