Posts Tagged ‘labor and delivery’

Episiotomy: Can you deliver a baby without one?

An episiotomy is an incision made in the tissue between the vaginal opening and anus (perineum) during childbirth. Although an episiotomy was once a routine part of childbirth, that’s no longer the case. If you’re planning a vaginal delivery, here’s what you need to know about episiotomy and childbirth. The episiotomy tradition For many years, [...]

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Postmaturity, Why is this a labor challenge?

Postmaturity from The Merk Manual…”An uncommon syndrome of failing placental function and fetal jeopardy that occurs after 42 wk.” In plain English, this means your baby is not able to get what he needs because the placenta is not working right any more. Babies who are postmature are sick because they are no longer being [...]

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