"22cm or 8.6 inches. That is the exact diameter of a paper plate. It is also the average diameter of a placenta."
The Duke of Cambridge teased that the royal baby has a 'strong name', as the world awaits an official announcement.
Research reveals the household ingredient could enable up to 20% of women having difficult labours to give birth naturally
The majority of babies who died due to issues during labour in the UK could have been saved if improvements were made to their care during birth, a report has found.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Sarah, from Queensland, Australia had given birth naturally, for how else could she have pulled her own baby out of her body, but in fact she’d had a caesarean section. For Sarah is one of a rising number of mums-to-be who are forgoing the protective screen, scrubbing up with the surgical team and taking a more hands-on role during their caesarean births. Maternal assisted caesarean sections are becoming increasingly popular, particularly for Australian and American women, who want to play a less-passive role in their c-section deliveries.
Just one day after giving birth to her baby daughter, Alexa, Raquel Renteria took to social media to share a picture. The new mum from California wanted everyone to know why she was proud of her scar and share an empowering message to other women who given birth via c-section. “I was afraid of this scar and the long term effects it would have on body and my mind.
Sitting in our NCT class as the instructor passed round pictures of tiny premature babies in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), I looked on in empathetic ambivalence. Even though I was expecting twins and therefore classed as high-risk, my pregnancy had passed by complication-free, so with any luck that wouldn’t happen to me.
Giving birth is no walk in the park. Because whether you opted to go au-natural or you begged for every drug going your own personal birth story is going to be judged. Yep, a drug introduced to offer pain-relief to mums in the thrashes of labour has now become a source of competitiveness and it’s putting already stressed-out mums-to-be under increased pressure.
Forget raspberry leaf tea and spicy curries, there’s a new craze in bringing on labour and it’s way more fun. Shared nearly a million times on Facebook, the energetic routine won Amber praise from fellow mums.
Then that bundle of joy (finally) enters the world, and all topics of conversation are redirected to baby, baby, baby! But wait – what about the labour and delivery? “It’s not considered a complication, more like a variation of the whole birth experience,” said Baetz-Craft.