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Natural childbirth is key to beginning life with a strong immune system

7/11/2014 3:13:55 PM - Children delivered by cesarean section (C-section) may end up with hampered immune systems, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Copenhagen and published in the Journal of Immunology on July 10. "The study shows that [mice] delivered by Caesarean section had developed...

Breaking research: Inducing childbirth causes autism

8/28/2013 - On August 12, the famed Journal of American Medical Association Pediatrics published a study suggesting inducing childbirth increases risk for developing autism. The study analyzed North Carolina Detailed Birth Records and featured 625,042 live births linked with school records, including more than...

Hospital health care quality plummets: Risk of severe complications during hospital childbirth up 75 percent from decade ago

10/27/2012 - New data released as part of a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study on pregnant women has found that delivery complications are on the rise among women who give birth at American hospitals. According to the figures, the number of women who experience heart attacks, strokes, severe...

How to get through natural childbirth free of pain medication

4/19/2012 3:33:55 PM - "Life is pain Highness; anyone who says differently is selling something." This line from the movie The Princess Bride is certainly applicable to childbirth. It's going to hurt. It's not meant to be easy. However, there are ways to prepare for and manage that pain, which is just one of the challenges...

Hypnosis Brings Benefits during Pregnancy and Childbirth

11/16/2009 - Hypnosis has been used during childbirth for approximately 100 years. Many research studies have been conducted to study the effects of hypnosis on pregnancy and labor. Hypnosis has been used on women during labor to help reduce pain. Hypnosis can be used as a natural analgesic to not only reduce pain...

Massage for childbirth prep may reduce episiotomy rate (press release)

8/31/2006 - Low-tech, at-home preparation in the last month before childbirth could help pregnant mothers avoid one of the more common surgeries performed on women in the United States, a new review suggests. The review looked at studies in which women used a massage technique...

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