Commentary: When Sexual Violence Survivors Give Birth, Here's What You Should Know
One survivor said that during labor and delivery it would be painful for health care providers to say things like, “you’re doing a good job, honey” or “just relax” because that's the way her perpetrator talked to her when she was sexually abused.
Childbirth As An Extreme Sport — And Why Its Injuries Can Take So Long To Heal
Among the women in a study "one-quarter of them showed fluid in the pubic bone marrow or sustained fractures similar to a sports-related stress fracture, and two-thirds showed excess fluid in the muscle, which indicates injury similar to a severe muscle strain."
CDC: Certain Antidepressants, But Not All, Taken During Pregnancy May Raise Birth Defect Risk
But a broad new analysis from the CDC came to a fairly measured conclusion when comparing pregnant women who took SSRIs -- a class of antidepressants -- to women who did not take those medications during pregnancy.
OB Talks About Home Birth, Midwives And Re-Engineering U.S. Maternity Care
Dr. Neel Shah: "In low-risk women, the number one reason to do a c-section on someone who’s started in labor is something we call failure to progress. It’s a very subjective call, and one way of interpreting that is, 'You’re taking too long.' I don’t think that even OBs are consciously doing that, but if you’re busting at the seams, you’ve got no labor rooms left, that’s often what these areas look like, there are pressures."