Kasia Wicks

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Reasons to Choose a Midwife for Your Pregnancy Care

Using a midwife is growing in popularity as increasing numbers of women choose midwifery care in some form or another for their pregnancy and birth. …

Call The Midwife: what does it take to get into modern midwifery?

The 11.6% rise in applications for midwifery at Anglia Ruskin University could be linked to the popularity of Call The Midwife. But does the picture of 1950s east end midwifery give a false impression of this career in 2013?<p>Call The Midwife illustrates how midwives have a broad role, encompassing …

A Fast {Unexpected} Home Birth

My home birth I always wanted…<p>She’s dropped. Its 3 1/2 weeks till my due date; I’m a little disappointed because I’m pretty tuned in with my body. I …

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Midwifery Benefits? Improved Outcomes For Moms Who See Midwives, Review Finds

More than 90 percent of births in the U.S. are supervised by doctors, but a growing minority of women rely on midwives to provide their primary care. A new review, published by The Cochrane Library on Tuesday, lends support to that model, finding that consistent midwife care throughout pregnancy is …

The Never-Ending Miscarriage: What Really Happens When You Lose a Pregnancy

There is unabashed TMI about to happen up in here.<p>I've spent the past month since my miscarriage poking around for information that would help me …

What’s behind the rise in c-sections?

The author argues that fear of malpractice lawsuits is leading to a dangerous rise in the procedure<p>Theresa Morris<p>September 22, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from Cut It Out<p><b>Document Everything: The Best Solution in the Case of a Bad Outcome</b><p>A common response to liability anxiety of maternity …

Women Deserve Good Childbirth Experiences -- And Healthy Babies

A survey of 1,100 mothers in the UK revealed that 32 percent of pregnant women were not given a choice about where to birth; 31 percent felt they …

Independent midwives – and home births – are under threat

I was accused on national radio last week of risking my son's life by giving birth at home. I had been talking on the BBC's Woman's Hour about the threat to independent midwives, who work outside the NHS and offer a natural approach to birth. A change of UK law in October will ban any healthcare …

Smoking is so uncool

I have officially become one of Those People. Yes, I’ve begun talking to strangers in the street. At airports. Shopping centres. Cafes. Usually, it’s …

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Midwife-led care linked to fewer premature births

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women cared for by midwives throughout pregnancy tended to have less-complicated births and were less likely to go into labor early than women getting standard medical care, according to a new review of more than a dozen studies.<p>Pregnancy care that was led or entirely …

Midwife study finds benefits for pregnant women in the UK. What does this mean for Americans?

There’s a new study from the Cochrane Collection about midwife-led care for pregnant women in the United Kingdom. Researchers looked at 13 different …

It's good for women to suffer the pain of a natural birth, says medical chief

More women should endure the agony of labour because pain-relieving drugs, including epidural injections, carry serious medical risks, diminish childbirth as a rite of passage and undermine the mother's bond with her child.<p>These claims from Dr Denis Walsh, one of the country's most influential …

An Argentine car mechanic invents birthing tool inspired by wine corks

It all started with wine: Jorge Odón, a car mechanic in Argentina, was inspired by a YouTube video demonstrating the removal of a sunken bottle cork to invent — of all things — a new birthing device that's been enthusiastically endorsed by doctors, donors, and the World Health Organization.<p>Called …