An argument in favor of home births and against giving drugs to women in labor

Abstract This article discusses current ethical issues associated with childbirth in the United States.

An argument in favor of home births and against giving drugs to women in labor

But a large analysis of clinical trials finds that jump-starting labor actually leads to fewer C-sections.

Giving Birth in Chains: The Shackling of Incarcerated Women During Labor and Delivery Jul 6, , am Anna Clark As birthing choices are increasingly part of the public conversation, pregnant women are increasingly empowered to decide what sort of care is right for their bodies and their child. by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor One man is dead after a single vehicle crash last Wednesday evening in Liberty County. The fatality was identified as year-old Rodney Cameron Lambert of Tampa. Table of Contents. Vic Biorseth, Tuesday, July 30, vetconnexx.com This webpage was inspired by comments from John of Escondido, California, whose motivating comments can be seen after the Of Lies and Liars webpage. John recommended an "executive summary" of each webpage, which seemed at first to present a daunting task.

And for good reason. Mothers-to-be are bombarded with a constant stream of advice throughout their pregnancies. Eat lots of fish, but not too much, and definitely not the wrong kinds. One of the scariest parts of pregnancy comes at the very end.

Pregnant women are often terrified of an overly medicalized birth that spirals out of control. A pervasive argument made against hospital births is that one intervention during labor ups the risk of another.

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A single, seemingly innocuous medical procedure can kick off a chain of events that leads to another one, which leads to another one, until the baby is inevitably delivered via cesarean section, the reasoning goes. But a certain link in this chain of events appears to be broken, a new review of the literature suggests.

Women who had their labor artificially kick-started with drugs were actually less likely to give birth via a C-section than women whose labor was allowed to proceed at its own pace, suggests a new studywhich analyzed the outcomes of randomized controlled clinical trials.

When a pregnant woman or her fetus shows signs of distress, or the pregnancy has continued past 42 weeks, doctors can use drugs to artificially create contractions and ready the cervix for delivery.

Currently, labor is induced in about one of five births. Many people believed that these inductions act as catalysts that kick off an inevitable series of medical procedures that culminate in a C-section.

When the authors analyzed the results from the studies, all of which randomly assigned some women to be induced while others were not, the trend was clear: This idea is not new: Other single clinical trials have turned up similar results. Yet the myth persists on many websites that advocate natural births, and even in textbooks and clinical guidelines, the authors write.

The data say nothing about the other potential links in the cascade of interventions, which could easily be real. And the results are based on averages. And of course, any woman in labor has the right to guide her own medical decisions.

One of the scariest things about being in labor is the vulnerability. But when faced with frightening situations, it might help to come armed with as much knowledge as possible. Follow me on Twitter:Stephon Clark, the unarmed black man who was gunned down by police while allegedly breaking into cars in Sacramento, was apparently a misogynistic, self-hating man whose Asian girlfriend shared his hatred for black women.

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An argument in favor of home births and against giving drugs to women in labor

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Medical Dark Ages Quotes. By Wade Frazier. Revised in July Introduction. Section 1. Section 2. Section 3. Section 4. Section 5. Section 6. Section 7. Table of Contents. Vic Biorseth, Tuesday, July 30, vetconnexx.com This webpage was inspired by comments from John of Escondido, California, whose motivating comments can be seen after the Of Lies and Liars webpage.

John recommended an "executive summary" of each webpage, which seemed at first to present a daunting task.

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