AUSTIN, Texas — Despite advances in medicine and technology, childbirth isn’t likely to get much easier on women from a biological perspective. (more…)
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ANN ARBOR — Women who have episiotomies after childbirth reported having poorer body image and less satisfying sex lives than women who tear and heal naturally. (more…)
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers have designed a new version of a labor-tracking tool for pregnant women that they predict could reduce the use of hormonal intervention during labor and lower the number of cesarean sections performed on low-risk, first-time mothers.
The tool, called a partograph, takes into account the most recent research findings that suggest labor is not a linear process, but is instead slower during earlier labor and accelerates gradually as labor advances. A diagnosis of abnormally slow labor is the No. 1 reason that C-sections are performed in low-risk births by first-time moms. (more…)