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Nitrous oxide returns for labor pain management

SAN FRANCISCO – For much of the past decade, most pregnant women in the United States have not had access to nitrous oxide for analgesia during labor …

Improved accessibility of emergency obstetrics and newborn care(EmONC) services for maternal and newborn health: a community based project

Study design<p>This community based cluster randomized controlled trial (c RCT) will evaluate the impact of an EmONC package in the intervention arm …

Report reveals India has largest number of newborns dying within 24 hours of birth | Reuters.com

May 07 - A new report released this week shows that India has the highest number of newborns dying on their first day of life. The report reveals that 309,000 children die within 24 hours of their birth in India every year. The main causes of death are severe infections, low birth weights and …

Surgery Lit By a Cell Phone? This Solar Lantern Saves Lives During Childbirth

We were in Malawi for three days when I asked a hospital midwife to tell me the word for pregnancy in Chichewa, the local language. “Pakati,” she …

Men Experience Simulated Labor Pains For Our Amusement (VIDEO)

Labor Pain Simulation from Kensington on Vimeo.<p>When a video of two Dutch talk show hosts undergoing simulated labor went viral, it was somewhat funny to hear them wail in agony in Dutch. But it also left us wanting more. More apologizing to moms for not understanding their pain. More thanking women …

Childbirth Class and Choosing an Epidural

For many years, the desire to have an epidural meant that you wouldn't need a childbirth class. Or if you did choose to take one, you'd take the …

Childbirth: why I take the scientific approach to having a baby

I am an anatomist. I know the structure of the human body pretty well, and I know that, on the whole, we're pretty well designed to do what could be …

Why would anyone want a natural childbirth?

<b>Question:</b> Why would anyone want a natural childbirth?<p>From reader email: "With today's medical technology I have the option of feeling nothing in …