Childbirth

How Long Is Too Long?

A new study from the University of California, San Francisco, reported in the New York Times by Catherine St Louis (Feb 5, 2014), suggests that obstetricians have been placing unrealistic limitations on the time a mother is allowed to push her baby out in the second stage of labor (the period after which the cervix
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Childbirth

Having Your Baby at Home, or Thinking about It?

Home birth is increasing in popularity in the United States, although it still accounts for a  small percentage of births overall – less than 1%.  If you are thinking about a home birth, you need to ask yourself a lot of questions, do some research, find out if there is a home-birth provider (usually a
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