• Pregnancy Ke Side Effects feat. Amruta Khanvilkar & Nidhi Bisht  | Girliyapa’s Womaniya
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    Pregnancy Ke Side Effects feat. Amruta Khanvilkar & Nidhi Bisht | Girliyapa’s Womaniya

    Hey, listen to the whole thing. Then there was so much pain! A lot of pain and they dragged me away! He came wearing a mask, picked up a blade and slashed away like that! There was blood everywhere! Then screaming! So much chaos! And then he finally shot out. Lata, you know I don’t like horror stories, right? Babe, this isn’t a horror story. This is a true story about my delivery! Huh? Don’t drink black tea, if not the child… Wow! How did they get so big? – They haven’t, they look the same to me. – Really? – They’re swollen. – That they are. Don’t eat dark…

  • How Can Childbirth Be Easier? | Darwin, MD #2
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    How Can Childbirth Be Easier? | Darwin, MD #2

    A woman who is in her eighth week of pregnancy sees her family medicine doctor for her first-ever prenatal visit. She and her partner spent months trying to conceive. Now, she is excited but stressed. Her sister successfully gave birth at home using the water birth method. Meanwhile, her best friend chose to have a planned C-section and now wants her to do the same. Our pregnant friend doesn’t want to make the wrong decision and is counting on her family doctor for advice. What should she do? And how can we incorporate evolutionary medicine into the mix? My name is Florence Yuan, and this is Darwin, MD. [Darwin, MD…

  • Big baby: Massachusetts mum gives birth to 14.5 pound little girl
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    Big baby: Massachusetts mum gives birth to 14.5 pound little girl

    This little baby is definitely getting more attention than most newborns. A hospital in Massachusetts welcomed Carisa Ruscak on April 22nd – the second biggest baby staff have ever delivered. The little girl weighed in at 14 and a half pounds and 22 inches long to parents Caroline and Bryan. Carisa was delivered via c-section and is said to be the largest little one delivered at the hospital in more than a decade. Carisa’s parents said they were prepared for her birth as her older sister was also a big baby weighing 10 and a half pounds. Now that’s what you call hard labour.

  • Your Healing Place – Pregnancy & Childbirth | Marin General Hospital
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    Your Healing Place – Pregnancy & Childbirth | Marin General Hospital

    Everything changes when you have a kid it is not just taking care of yourself it is caring so deeply for another being that is part of you and it is totally amazing. Camille Hale is mother to three-year-old Travis. The birth and my first child was very difficult I felt completely heartbroken when they told me that I had to have a c-section. When Camille learned she was pregnant again she wanted a completely different experience. It was important for me that I would be able to try to have a vaginal birth. My doctor gave me the party line of we allow VBACs but you know your chances…

  • Why it costs so much to have a baby in the US
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    Why it costs so much to have a baby in the US

    Childbirth is the primary reason people are hospitalized in America. And to get an idea of what it actually costs, ,we called up several hospitals to see if they’d tell us. A couple of them weren’t willing to provide any information.* Others actually had prices and estimates.* But the thing is, none of them would tell us exactly what that price included.* To find out, you have to have the baby first. And then? You wait for the bill. In the US, the average total list price for childbirth is a whopping $32,093. For a C-section, it’s $51,125. [Childbirth Connection]. That’s the sticker price, before any insurance negotiations or deductions.…

  • High Risk Pregnancy Indicators and Diagnosis (Q&A)
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    High Risk Pregnancy Indicators and Diagnosis (Q&A)

    So, when we think about what makes a woman high risk again we typically divide it into a maternal indication or a fetal indication or sometimes it’s the maternal-fetal pair indication. So, thinking about maternal indications… anytime a woman has an underlying medical condition…people often know about high blood pressure, diabetes but it could be asthma, a seizure disorder, a thyroid disorder, prior history of a corrected heart problem, you know, renal disease, kidney disease, anything… any underlying medical problem – that qualifies a patient for high-risk. Now within that we kind of stratify patients in terms of high-risk-high-risk or low-risk-high-risk and we can make plans accordingly. Again, any mother…

  • C sections Giving birth by cesarean section C section Cesarean Delivery
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    C sections Giving birth by cesarean section C section Cesarean Delivery

    I Was one week overdue and when I got into the hospital on Thursday they checked the baby and did an ultrasound to make sure she was head down I Was headed up here now it means your baby is breech So I told me to come back the next day for a c-section because it’s a little bit risky to Deliver a baby vaginally, that’s great Sometimes a cesarean surgery or c-section may be necessary to deliver a baby safely a Cesarean is a surgical incision in the uterus it might be planned in advance for medical reasons or it can happen after labor has started which is called…

  • Childbirth Truths     C section Isn’t A Birth
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    Childbirth Truths C section Isn’t A Birth

    Hi It’s the 25th of March 2018 in New Zealand and I’m wearing my gardening clothes so there you go. I want to talk today about the idea that Caesareans aren’t a ‘real’ birth. When I gave birth in 1970 the Caesarean rate was 4.5%. Those of us who had Caesareans we were incredibly grateful this was available. The circumstances of our birth that led to a Cesarean was so extreme our Cesarean was really life-saving. We were the 1st generation of Women who wanted to try to have a Vaginal Birth after a Cesarean or a Trial of Labor. I’m the Director of Common Knowledge Trust and the person…

  • Why Is Childbirth So Difficult? | Darwin, MD #1
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    Why Is Childbirth So Difficult? | Darwin, MD #1

    Imagine serving as a physician in the obstetrics and gynecology department of a large hospital. Two women arrive on the same day ready to each give birth to their first child. Both are twenty-five and experienced an uneventful pregnancy. They are fit and ready for the experience. Both planned for a vaginal delivery. One did give birth vaginally, but the other ultimately needed a cesarean section. What happened? Why would two healthy women of similar size, weight, and fitness experience different childbirth outcomes? My name is Florence Yuan, and this is Darwin, MD. [Darwin, MD jingle] It’s no secret that giving birth is hard. Each day, some 830 women die…