• Post Childbirth – Texoma Medical Center
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    Post Childbirth – Texoma Medical Center

    So lots of moms have questions about what to expect after delivery. The first couple of things that you might think about are maybe how long you’re going to be in the hospital and what’s going to happen with you and the baby while you’re there. So it depends on what delivery you have. If you have a vaginal delivery you can expect to stay in the hospital from anywhere to 24 to 48 hours and if you have a c-section, then you can expect to stay roughly 48 to 72 hours. Regardless of the type of delivery the baby does have to remain in the hospital for 24 hours.…

  • CRNAs: Providing Comfort, Care, and Compassion During Labor and Delivery
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    CRNAs: Providing Comfort, Care, and Compassion During Labor and Delivery

    – [Narrator] For first time moms, childbirth is the great unknown. Labor can last for hours and pain management is key. When Eva and her husband Alex learned that Eva was pregnant, they started doing their research. The couple came across a magazine article about a certified registered nurse anesthetist caring for a couple going through an especially challenging childbirth. From the article, they learned CRNAs are highly educated and trained advanced practice nurses. They administer more than 49 million anesthetics each year and provide care for every type of procedure where anesthesia is required including labor and delivery. In 2018, 71% of pregnant women used an epidural and other…

  • 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…

  • The Terrifying Threat To Pregnant Black Women & Their Babies | Shady | Refinery29
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    The Terrifying Threat To Pregnant Black Women & Their Babies | Shady | Refinery29

    Some doctors, some nurses don’t want you to ask any questions. Our grandparents didn’t really want to go to the doctor because they never trusted the doctor. So then that got passed on to us. I felt like your biases is why my son is not here. Across the country, many black women are trying to realize the American dream, having a family. The problem is, far too many of them are going into the hospital and not making it back out. Income, prior health issues, genetics, none of it explains the disparity black women face. The one thing that could is something this country has struggled with for centuries.…

  • 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.…

  • Black Mothers Matter: Racism and Childbirth in America (highlights)
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    Black Mothers Matter: Racism and Childbirth in America (highlights)

    We went in at 2:00 p.m. for was expected to be a routine scheduled C-section. I was the one that noticed the blood in my wife’s catheter, brought it to the attention of the staff at Cedars-Sinai shortly after 4:00. It wasn’t until after midnight that they finally took Kira back to surgery. When they opened Kira up, there were three and a half liters of blood in her abdomen and her heart stopped immediately, there was nothing they could do to bring her back. And I have to the ask question, would that have happened if I was not African-American. The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths…

  • Pregnancy: How to prepare to be a mother (or a father)
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    Pregnancy: How to prepare to be a mother (or a father)

    Hi now as many of you know we recently launched the Headspace guide to a mindful pregnancy and in association with the book, it gives me real pleasure to say that we’re just about to launch the pregnancy pack in the app. You’ll find that in the Series Library. The idea of the pack is not so much to focus on the physical elements: how to get the baby to sleep and how to swaddle the baby once it’s already been born, but more how do you approach the journey of pregnancy and even of early parenthood? How do you step out of the cycle of anxious thoughts of what…

  • 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…

  • Grieving father questions why 24-year-old wife died post-childbirth at hospital
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    Grieving father questions why 24-year-old wife died post-childbirth at hospital

    Look for me it’s it’s haunting every single day you don’t leads back to you had three days of her complaining and they continuously dismissed her symptoms go Like I’ve never seen anyone so beautiful and I don’t think I could ever find anyone like her ever again. She’s the most open minded, sincere and honest and charismatic person he could meet. Ayesha was calling the nurse every few minutes telling her look I have shortness of breath like I feel like I can’t breathe. But she dismissed it. I laid next to her and look her fever, she’s burning hot and then a doctor comes, these are her words…

  • Close Calls: The Risk of Childbirth in America | NPR
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    Close Calls: The Risk of Childbirth in America | NPR

    I just remember looking up and everything kept getting brighter, and brighter, and brighter, and I just all of the sudden said, “Why can’t I see?” I was just like, “Oh my God, oh my God, my head hurts. “I’m seeing flashing lights.” I just had this sense that I’ve never had before that I was going to die. Because I had an emergency C-section during my first delivery, I had a planned cesarean section for the second pregnancy. I saw three doctors the entire time. Nothing alerted them to anything going wrong. So at 40 weeks, they started the operation, opening me up for the cesarean section, and at…