• Baby Girl Birth!
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    Baby Girl Birth!

    I’m having a baby! We’re headed to the hospital right now. I have been having contractions that are about three and a half minutes apart Last thing about a minute long each, and you’ve been having them for. Oh my goodness. They’re three minutes apart now That’s a minute closer than they were When they first started and how many for almost an hour now? Yeah, they haven’t stopped I’ve been happening for about an hour now, and they’re so strong This is what a contraction looks like. How much can you move? Pretty good? Right leg pretty good, left leg — And I can feel the cervix. Do you…

  • Where to give birth, at home or in a hospital? Does it matter? (29 Jan 2013)
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    Where to give birth, at home or in a hospital? Does it matter? (29 Jan 2013)

    >>Good afternoon. Hello and welcome to this lunch hour lecture. I’m very pleased to introduce Peter — Professor Peter Brocklehurst, with his lecture entitled “Where to give birth: at home or in a hospital? Does it matter?” Thank you very much.>>Thank you. So, that was a bit loud, wasn’t it? Good afternoon, I’m Peter Brocklehurst, I’m professor of Women’s Health here at UCL. I’m director of the Institute of Women’s Health. My background is an epidemiologist although I’m not going to give lots of statistics today. I’m going to show you some tables but hopefully, I’ll explain them clearly enough. I’m going to talk safety of planned place of birth.…

  • Should We Spay Pregnant Cats?
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    Should We Spay Pregnant Cats?

    Hi everyone Earlier this week i got a call from the DC shelter about a cat They’ve just taken in off the street She was wandering around outside Full-term pregnant and ready to pop Now, I typically take in orphaned kittens, who don’t have a mom But since we have an empty nursery right now and the shelter was in need, we said: yes I sanitized our entire nursery and making sure that it was going to be ready for this new cat to come in And giving her plenty of places that she could choose to have her labor When we arrived at the shelter we could see that…

  • Jacki Weaver Helped Her Daughter-in-Law Give Birth
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    Jacki Weaver Helped Her Daughter-in-Law Give Birth

    -Look, I cannot believe I’m on Seth. You know, when I — [ Cheers and applause ] I must tell you. A few years ago, when I first came to America, I was on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” And I was so excited, I said, “I can’t believe I’m on Ellen.” And she said, “Well, technically, you’re beside me.” [ Laughter ] -Well, I wish I had come up with a bon mot that good. [ Laughter ] I do want to — we’ve interacted before, but I didn’t realize we’d interacted before. I — I Instagramed a photo of my son, and I asked — -I follow him. -“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…

  • Midwife Supervised Childbirth: Birth The Way Your Body Intended
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    Midwife Supervised Childbirth: Birth The Way Your Body Intended

    Giving birth is actually a natural process. It’s not a disease. So there’s really no need to go to hospital to give birth. You can do a homebirth and have a licensed midwife with you in that process. I highly recommend it because when you give birth in a hospital, you’re at the discretion and the timeframe of the doctors who may want to go home, go play golf, go do whatever they want to do. They may speed up things, or whatever, but when you’re doing a homebirth, you’re actually on your time schedule. You get to decide, or your body gets to decide, how and when the baby…

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    How To Trim Your Baby’s Nails | Mothercare Baby Advice

    I’m going to take you through how to clip your baby’s nails. Finger nails and also toe nails. To start with, it’s a really good idea to do it when baby is sleeping. And to use a little emery board. Because sometimes what you need to do is to hold the fingers quite firmly and just give them a little file down so they aren’t so sharp. It might be an idea to get someone to help you with this, so you can hold their hand. It’s not a good idea to BITE the baby’s nails. Because you can’t be sure of how much you are biting off. And also,…

  • How to Become a Midwife : Midwife’s Role During Childbirth
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    How to Become a Midwife : Midwife’s Role During Childbirth

    Hi! My name is Maureen Browne and on behalf of expertvillage.com. In this clip, we will be talking about the care by midwife in labor. During labor, the midwife will be less focused on the clock and she will allow labor to assume it’s spontaneous course. Examples of this would be fewer vaginal exams, not rupturing the water bag, and continues fetal heart rate monitoring only when medically indicated. She encourages the mother and her partner to be active participants in the laboring process, which might include changing positions in labor, using a water tub if available, and informed decision making on interventions that may become medically necessary.