Anesthesia can present specific risks in a medical setting. Often overlooked, possible anesthesia errors concern position-related injuries, oxygen deprivation, spinal cord injury, failure to maintain blood pressure, and other provider-related errors which may jeopardize a patient’s health.
An induction of labor is when medication and other techniques are used to bring on labor. Dr. Monica Lee offers insight on all that you need to know about labor induction, including the why, the how, and the million dollar question we all have: is an induction more painful than a birth that starts on its own?
The Positive Birth Book: A new approach to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks, is the coming together of everything author Milli Hill experienced in her years of listening to mothers talk about birth, and writing about it. Milli speaks about the importance of listening to women, countering negative perceptions on birth, and staying positive in the run-up to and during birth.
Parenthood is a uniquely transformative experience and there's much to learn about before baby arrives. Dr. T. Jann Caison Sorey from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan discusses all you need to know about life with a newborn in her interview with Dreaming of Baby.
Making informed decisions based on a knowledge of available options is a step towards a more positive and empowering childbirth and postpartum experience. Jamie Slotter, The Homesteading Doula, speaks with Dreaming of Baby on the power of informed choice at every stage of labor and the less talked about fourth trimester once baby is home.