Being in control of their labour and birth processes
was the major theme identified.
Undeterred, physicians have used ever-increasing levels of technology to make the birth process
conform to a uniform standard.
'I think within the next ten years it will become a routine part of the birth process
and mums will be asked if they want the cells stored.
Four yoga classes are at the heart of the book, bringing recovering mother and new baby through their first year together, In addition, there are practices for nursing and colic, information about yoga and postpartum depression, a chapter on the birth process
and its physical impact, and a final chapter on postpartum conditions.
Efforts at limiting births "increased men's involvement in the private realm" (51), and as men learned more about women's reproductive health, they "chose to become more directly engaged in the birth process
Episiotomies assist the obstetrician and patient in the birth process
, as well as the "passenger." In Dr.
The idea that infection might play an important role in CP development evolved over the years as it became apparent that in most cases the condition cannot be linked with the birth process
. The increasing cesarean delivery rate that occurred in conjunction with fetal monitoring has not been shown to be associated with any reduction in the CP rate, for example.
Kennell, you are an adamant supporter of doulas, and much of your research has focused on the benefits of having a doula present during the birth process
. You are often quoted, having stated: "If a doula were a drug, it would be malpractice not to use it." That's a pretty, strong statement.
For example, genital herpes, which is very common, may cause the death of an infected newborn baby, and a baby may become infected during the birth process
. Human papilloma virus (HPV) may cause cancer of the cervix or other organs in women, and cancer of the penis in men.
Derricotte gives voice to the excruciating pain and agony of natural birth--"natural" as opposed to the blissful sleep or reduction of pain during the birth process
that is induced by anesthesia.
Chapter 4 describes how the birth process
affects a baby's brain.
The natural birth process
manages to keep a balance of the sexes.