It contains an interesting tidbit others might find interesting, too. There are 4 million births in the United States each year and 2.4 million involve epidural analgesia. Wow. That's three fifth of all live birth get an epidural! (And some call nights, it seems every single one does...)
Sunday, July 30, 2006
From Waking Up Costs, a study in the journal Anesthesiology attempts "to quantify some of the less common risks of having an epidural during labor: epidural hematoma, infection, and neurologic injury." He writes:
MSNBC, of all things, reports on a Swedish study, Birthing study backs kneeling position:
First-time pregnant women who give birth in a kneeling position experience less pain than those who deliver in a seated position, researchers in Sweden report.That was the position I chose for Andrew's birth, by the way. Intense, but effective.
However, the duration of the active phase of labor (the time spent pushing) is similar with the two approaches, according to the study, published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Monday, July 24, 2006
I'm just sticking this photo up on my blog because I want to get it online somewhere for reasons that do not concern you.
And it's a great photo. Someday I will write Andrew's birth story, with photos to go along with it. Someday
You may think that the boys are looking at their baby brother, but actually DS5 is reading the writting on the side of the tub to DS3.
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Friday, July 21, 2006
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Monday, July 10, 2006
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Even I, who think that Breastmilk is the wonderdrug, think that this one is a little bizarre:
"There is biological plausibility in inferring that breast-feeding protects against bed-wetting and our results show a strong statistical association" although not enough to prove a direct cause-effect, the study said.