A long-neglected drug for relieving pain in labor may be making a comeback in the United States.
The ACLU has filed a lawsuit today claiming pregnant women on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, in South Dakota, are being pressured into undergoing labor inductions, without proper information or support.
One publication asks why more women in the United States don’t have access to laughing gas during labor.
A study shows that expectant mothers in California may face more constrained choices in childbirth depending on whether they choose a non-profit or for-profit hospital.
Four days ago a young woman died giving birth in a bustling marketplace in New Delhi, just steps away from Parliament, and at the beginning of an international conference on maternal health. This is not acceptable.
A woman comes into a hospital, in labor, refuses to pre-consent to a c-section, and has her baby whisked away under charges of child neglect?
In an article about the use of fetal heart rate monitors during labor, Alex Friedman wonders why this tool that seems to do “more harm than good” is being used during labor at all.
One woman’s labor and birth process unfolding live on Twitter – right now.
As an addendum to yesterday’s a broad-brush overview of the implications for women of the health reform, here is an overview of how the bill addresses midwifery provided by certified nurse-midwives and expands the conditions under which nurse-midwives may provide broader health care services.