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."
Water Babies: Docs Challenge Growing Trend — Childbirth In A Tub
Water birth -- both laboring in the water and, to a lesser degree, actually delivering a baby underwater -- is growing in popularity around the world. But two prominent physician groups now say that while laboring in water may be OK, there's not enough evidence to support underwater births, which may be risky for the baby.