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Benefits Of Childbirth During Childbirth

- For some, childbirth is one of the most wonderful and worthwhile experiences of their lives. In contrast, for others, their deliveries are looked back upon as harrowing and traumatic. Oftentimes a negative experience with delivery can be attributed to the attending medical staff—for example, their performance of situationally unnecessary medical interventions such as routine episiotomies. An episiotomy is a surgical incision made in the perineal area and the posterior vaginal wall during childbirth to hasten delivery....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, United States Congress]

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Trials Of Childbirth

- Trials of Childbirth The array of feelings that occur during child birth can range from unthinkable pain, to unimaginable joy. There is no way to describe what child birth is like until one goes through it themselves. This photo depicts the moments directly after labor where the mother feels a mixture of exhaustion and adoration. A mothers bond with her child is enforced as soon as she finds out that she is pregnant, but it expands infinitely she holds her new baby for the first time. The indescribable pain and joy that a woman can feel in one life changing moment is terrifying....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Infant, Woman]

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Childbirth Is An Experience That Women Worldwide

- Abstract Childbirth is an experience that women worldwide can understand. Although each journey is different there is no doubt that the whole process stays pretty close to the same path. Continuous support to the mother from a doula during labor has shown a positive impact on the whole experience. Doulas have been shown to reduce the risk of the mother having a cesarean as well as increase the likeliness of a spontaneous vaginal birth. A baby 's health can also be impacted, studies show that a five minute Apgar score is higher when a mother has a doulas support....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Pregnancy]

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An Article On Mobility During Childbirth

- Mobility During Childbirth Introduction An article review of Ondeck, M. (2014). Healthy Birth Practice #2: Walk, Move Around, and Change Positions Throughout Labor. Journal of Perinatal Education, 23(4), 188-193. In this article review I will explore the impact this evidence based research has on nursing practice and, how the evidence based practice can be applied in today’s perinatal health care setting. Article Summary Odneck (2014) explains that through his research he has discovered that, Childbirth in the U.S....   [tags: Childbirth, Uterus, Caesarean section, Pregnancy]

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Dissociative Experience During Childbirth

- The article I chose was “Dissociative experience during childbirth.” This experiment was assessing whether or not labor pain, traumatic childbirth, obstetrical variables, and previous trauma were part of causing a dissociative experience during childbirth. The method used to study the hypothesis was by having 328 women completed five surveys up to 72 hours postpartum. They were between the ages of 18-42. Out of the group 68.6% were married or living with a partner and 43.3% had a job. The average number of years the women spent in school was 8.8yrs....   [tags: labor pain, traumatic childbirth]

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Childbirth And Baby Care Class

- Childbirth and Baby Care Class Pamphlet Raising children as a teenage mother is a tough thing to do. No teenager wants to have a child at early age unless they are forced by circumstances beyond their control. My niece had her first child, when she was sixteen and it was extremely difficult for her, to raise her child, without her parents support. In addition to that she was also attend a pregnancy and childcare education provided to her by a local based child support center. Because of the two main reasons, I indicated above she was able to pass through pregnancy, successfully to raise her child....   [tags: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Folic acid, Infant]

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The Importance Of Continuous Care During Childbirth

- Continuous care during childbirth is especially important. Different support roles for the pregnant woman help her to achieve continuous care during the childbirth process. The pregnant woman that is about give birth may have family members, friends, nursing staff, and professional support to help her achieve continuous care during labor and delivery. Each different kind of support the woman receives has different benefits, barriers, and outcomes associated with it. One of the most interesting professional support roles is the midwife....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Pregnancy, Uterus]

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Women Have Had Complications With Childbirth

- Fundus Massage Throughout history, women have had complications with childbirth. Nurses have played a big role in minimizing those complications and, in the medical field today, perform many interventions to help women through the process of childbirth. One of the complications that nurses play a significant role in helping to reduce are complications of postpartum hemorrhage. Although postpartum hemorrhage is still one of the leading causes of mortality in women who have given birth in other countries, maternal mortality rates have declined a great deal in more developed countries....   [tags: Childbirth, Uterus, Obstetrics, Pregnancy]

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Pregnancy And Childbirth : An Exciting Time Of A Woman 's Life

- Pregnancy and childbirth can be an exciting time in a woman’s life. A woman and her partner have many things to consider about the day of their baby’s arrival. Women in modern day society have many options to explore for childbirth. They can choose to have vaginal birth or cesarean section, decide whether to have their baby in a hospital or birthing center, and can prepare for the day by taking Bradley Method classes or HypnoBirthing classes. For thousands of years, women have delivered babies vaginally....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Caesarean section]

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Childbirth Without Fear : My Clinical Experience

- Childbirth without Fear My clinical experience was at deaconess hospital in Oklahoma City. My experience during childbearing clinical last spring was a memorable one. It was an eye-opener for me being not just a nursing student, but also a woman who would one day experience what the women I witnessed their delivery went through. I was opportune to witness four natural births and was able to take care of the women after delivery. There was great support during labor and delivery for the new mom from the partner, doctor, nurses, and even we the nursing students that were present....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Uterus, Infant]

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Is Potty Trained Quickly And Easily By Childbirth Educator Lora Schwacke

- All parents wish to have a child that is potty trained quickly and easily, Childbirth Educator Lora Schwacke tells her clients. However, more often than not, the process turns into a long, drawn out, and stressful experience for both parent and child. She informs her potty training parents that the one major facet of potty training that is usually missed is the consistency. A child must have consistency if they are expected to learn anything new, and that includes potty training. Unless the parent takes the time to ensure that the routine of using the potty is put in place, the child will not have as much success....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Oxytocin, Woman]

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Controversies in Childbirth

- Controversies in Childbirth The United States still has one of the highest infant mortality rates as reported by CIA World Fact Book “United States 6.06 per 1,000” (Field Listing, 2008 p.1), as compared to other high income countries who employ midwives as mainstream for low-risk pregnant women. Research shows that midwife-attended births have fewer interventions, lower c-section rates, and offer more personal care for pregnant women. The problem with the current form of obstetrical care in the United States is the uncritical acceptance of an unscientific method: the routine use of interventionist obstetrics for healthy women with normal pregnancies in contrast to a midwifery model of care f...   [tags: Health ]

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The Pregnancy Of Childbirth And Raising The Child

- There are many concerns a mother may have during childbirth. These may include birth plans, possible complications, support systems, and the cost of childbirth and raising the child. In this paper we will look deeper into the excruciating costs during childbirth. Out of all the places in the world, the United States is the only country that bills item per item during the pregnancy experience. Many items that were grouped together 2 centuries ago and were covered under the general hospital fee are now broken out, leading to more bills and extremely high costs....   [tags: Medicine, Universal health care, Health economics]

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The Stages of Fertilization, Embryo, and Childbirth

- ... The placenta produces hormones such as oestrogen and progesterone, which have the ability to prevent premature contractions before the baby’s birth and prepare the uterus for labour, the placenta also produces a hormone called placental lactogen, which enables the mother to have more glucose in her circulation to supply her baby. 3. The placenta serves as a protective barrier, ensuring disease causing microorganisms, cannot cross to the baby. 4. The Placenta serves as an effective filter by keeping maternal blood separate from the fetal blood....   [tags: baby, placenta, hormones]

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The Dutch Approach the Childbirth

- ... In the Netherlands home births account for approximately 30% of deliveries, 60% deliver in a hospital and 10% deliver in special out-patient birthing units. Even when the delivery takes place in a hospital, caesareans are relatively rare and epidural use is low. The mother has the right to choose where she wants to deliver but unless deemed medically necessary a hospital birth may not be covered completely by insurance. If the family does decide to deliver at a hospital, it is not uncommon for the mother and baby to be released as soon as four hours after birth....   [tags: miwives, natural, prenatal]

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Epidurals vs. Natural Childbirth

- When pregnant, many expecting mothers are faced with a very tough decision, the decision to have an epidural during labor or to have a natural birth. Both methods have negative and positive aspects. This topic has such conflicting views that about 50% of women decide to get an epidural when going into labor and the other 50% of women choose the alternative: natural childbirth. It is important for an expecting mother to look into both options thoroughly to ensure they make the best choice for both themselves and for their child....   [tags: Lamaze Method, Sense of Accomplishment]

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Epidural vs Natural Childbirth

- When pregnant, many expecting mothers are faced with a very tough decision, the decision to have an epidural during labor or to have a natural birth. Both methods have negative and positive aspects. This topic has such conflicting views that about 50% of women decide to get an epidural when going into labor and the other 50% of women choose the alternative: natural childbirth. It is important for an expecting mother to look into both options thoroughly to ensure they make the best choice for both themselves and for their child....   [tags: labor, pain, relief]

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Cultural And Educational Influences On Pain Of Childbirth

- The research article “Cultural and Educational Influences on Pain of Childbirth” researches some factors like different cultures and level of education and how these affect the way that they perceive the pain while delivering a child. For this experiment they wanted to see the difference that culture, level of education, extroversion, and if they attended a preparation course for childbirth. I want to begin with the definition of pain and how do we perceive it. Pain is a subjective sensation from an unpleasant experience, which could consist in tissue damage....   [tags: Culture, Psychology, Perception, Sense]

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Natural Childbirth is Superior to Drug Induced Childbirth

- I remember when my water bag broke; it was August 12, 1992, and the time was 12:15am.I was very excited that I would see my new baby on her due date. I did what the child birthing book recommended. I woke my husband up and told him to call the hospital. In the meantime I decided to take a shower. I was pretty calm because I didn't have any contractions. I wore my best maternity outfit and was spruced up compared to my husband. I even put on some perfume. You see, we had just gone to bed at 11:30 that night....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Labor and Childbirth - The Event of a Lifetime

- Childbirth - The Event of a Lifetime A description can never be as vivid as an event that has been experienced. An experience can never be as defining as an event that has left you changed. Under the intensity of childbirth, you're more likely to remember details that would otherwise go unnoticed. All the scenes come together to leave a permanent imprint on the mind's eye. The hospital room holds all the usual scenery: rooms lining featureless walls, carts full of foreign devices and competent looking nurses ready to help whatever the need be....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay]

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Shifting the Medical Gaze: Towards a Feminist Ethic of Childbirth

- Shifting the Medical Gaze: Towards a Feminist Ethic of Childbirth The term "reproductive rights" has become synonymous with abortion rights, birth control access, and issues surrounding reproductive technologies, yet the struggle for a woman's right to choose when and how to become pregnant often overshadows a woman's right to choose where and how to give birth. The lack of feminist discourse and activism surrounding issues of childbirth may attest to the hegemony in the modern American birth ritual of increasing medical intervention from obstetricians in hospital settings....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Women and Obstetrics: The Loss of Childbirth to Male Physicians

- Women and Obstetrics: The Loss of Childbirth to Male Physicians "Woman" is often referred to as a diseased state of the male norm. Medical testing is done on men, with men as the norm. Women's bodies are diseased and dysfunctional. Female processes are not normal occurrences in the female body. They are deviant processes, needing male consultation and male solutions. This medicalization of women's bodies occurred during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as medicine became professionalized and men came to be in control of women's bodies and their processes....   [tags: Gynecology Female Health Birth Essays]

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Japanese vs American Childbirth

- Transcultural nursing is a critical component of the nursing profession in an ever-changing culturally diverse world. The patient’s social and cultural dissimilarities are important for the nurse to recognize and acknowledge. This will help to prevent the imposition of the nurse’s beliefs onto the patient. The Japanese culture beliefs are incommensurable to American cultural beliefs in how they approach the process of labor and delivery. Nursing interventions should therefore be reflective and comprehensible to that of the Japanese cultural beliefs....   [tags: Transcultural Nursing Essays]

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Childbirth Case Study

- The case study that I will be looking at in this assignment is case study 2. This relates to Niamh and her partner who are pregnant with their second child. Their daughter from the previous pregnancy is now four years old, but the memories of the birth have caused anxiety to linger with them as they found it to be very traumatic. They are both very excited and happy to be pregnant again and are looking forward to the arrival of their second child. However, they both have very differing views on the delivery....   [tags: Psychology Case Study]

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Personal Journal: Pregancy, Childbirth, and Childhood

- When thinking about having a baby, I have to consider the financial, physical, and emotional/cognitive effects it will have on me, my partner, and my family. • I am an elementary school teacher and my husband is a golf pro manager for Troon Golf Course Management Company. We presently live in the United States. Together, we make enough money to live a little more than comfortably. However, we have been saving for a new addition to our family for 2 years now. Taking into consideration that we have many friends and an extended family, it is safe to assume that we will have a fair boost in baby supplies from our shower....   [tags: Journal]

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Labour in Chilbirth

- What is the definition of labour in childbirth. Labour is the process of childbirth, which starts with the recurring contractions of the uterine muscles, this opens the cervix to let a baby to be born, and finishing with the removal of the placenta. Describe the signs that would signal to a pregnant woman that her labour has begun. The signs that would signal to a pregnant woman that her labour has begun are; the cervix dilating and thinning, mild to moderate contractions, amniotic membranes might rupture now, backache and/or cramps, and the mucus plug (mucus discharge) coming out....   [tags: Contractions, Uterine Muscles, Cervix, Placenta]

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The Minimum Of 12 Unpaid Maternity Leave At The United States

- Currently in the United States, under The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, the federal government mandates a minimum of 12 weeks unpaid maternity leave to mothers who have a newborn or have newly adopted a child. Whether or not an employer chooses to pay the mother during this time is left to their discretion. This law only applies to about 50 -60 percent of working mothers due to firm size and duration of employment requirements. Currently, only 11 percent of private sector workers have access to paid maternity leave in the United States....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy]

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Overview of Postpartum Depression

- Postpartum Depression-Teaching Project On the Mom and Baby unit at Memorial hospital, patient J.P. was chosen for the purpose of a postpartum depression (PPD) teaching project. The project was discussed with the patient on Wednesday, March 5th and verbal consent was provided. PPD is moderate to severe depression that may occur shortly after delivery or up to one year after. Signs and symptoms may include anxiety, extreme sadness, mood swings, increased crying, trouble sleeping, decreased concentration, and decreased appetite....   [tags: Anxiety, Childbirth]

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The Delivery Techniques For Women And Healthcare Providers

- Millions of children are born each year and the methods utilized during the birthing process vary greatly from country to country and culture to culture. Three delivery techniques commonly employed during childbirth are natural childbirth, home delivery, and pain management during childbirth. Natural childbirth has been used for thousands of years and, in recent years, the interpretation of what signifies natural childbirth often varies. According to the Kathryn Leggitt, “Natural childbirth is a term that holds many different meanings to women and healthcare providers....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Epidural, Midwifery]

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The Epidemic Of Cambodi The Highest Maternal Mortality Rate

- Cambodia is one the poor country in Southeast Asia that has the highest Maternal mortality rate. This undeveloped country could make a woman die when they give childbirth. Almost of the victim’s women are living in the province because the health center is too far from their home. Moreover, this is important for me to investigate this topic because I want to prevent this bad issue and get rid out of it. There are many reasons that women still die during childbirth, such as, time (before, during and after childbirth issue), age, low-income country and tradition....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Obstetrics, Abortion]

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The Importance Of Physiological Birth On The Physiological And Psychological Wellbeing Of Mothers And Babies

- Given an increasing acceptance and normalisation of interventions in the labour and birthing process within society, it is necessary for midwives to recognise, understand the importance of, and protect and promote physiological pregnancy and childbirth. This has been recognised by the New Zealand Midwifery Council as within a midwife’s scope of practice. Physiological childbirth will be explored, looking at how the term differs from ‘normal’ childbirth in midwifery practice. An analyse of the vast definitions of normal birth will reveal that conceptualising the meaning of normality is problematic due to its subjective nature....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Midwifery, Woman]

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The Methods Of Birth Assessment

- Methods of Birth Assessment There are an average of 6 million women each year in the United States with nearly 63% of them resulting in live births (The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2008). The average full term pregnancy remains 40 weeks from the last menstrual period, but there is variation in the length. With pregnancy comes numerous decisions the expectant mother and father must make to properly welcome the newborn into the world. A large decision is where and how the mother will give birth. There are many alternatives to the classic medical birth like natural childbirth (birth without surgery or medication) that occur in a variety of settings like a hospital or home....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Obstetrics]

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A Pioneer For Women 's Medicine

- Trotula of Salerno was a pioneer for women’s medicine, primarily in the treatment of childbirth. Trotula was an Italian female doctor who lived during the medieval time, and was one of the most famous physicians of her time. She lived in Salerno, Italy. Salerno was famous for having excellent hospitals, and being the home of the first medical school (Bellucci, 2015). Women were accepted and allowed to teach at the School of Salerno, although during this time in Europe women were denied getting an education....   [tags: Woman, Childbirth, Medicine, Female]

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The Health System Of The United States

- The United States prides itself in the easy access to healthcare, and quality of our hospitals. If you are sick, you go to the doctor, if there is anything remotely wrong with you, you run to the physician. Because of the control our health system has on society, natural events such, as childbirth have become a medicalized experience. According to a 2012 study, at home births accounted for an insignificant 1.26% of all the births in our nation. But what caused our nation to believe that hospital births are necessary....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Midwifery, Sociology]

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The Birth Of A Slave Midwife From Kentucky, Easter Sudie Campbell

- Slave-midwives avoided methods and drugs that were common for the male physicians during this time. While doctors were using cupping, leeching, urination and even vomiting to assist in childbirth, midwives used more traditional methods to maintain control during the birthing process. Doctors also relied on episiotomies to assist in childbirth, but since these often resulted in infection and sometimes even death, midwives avoided resorting to this procedure. They instead would apply oil to the vulva, strengthening the muscles for the delivery process....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Pregnancy, Midwifery]

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A Comparison Of Birthing Traditions And My Own

- Comparison of Birthing Traditions and My Own Pregnancy and childbirth is one of life’s greatest blessings. It occurs daily in a variety of circumstances. How we prepare for this joyous event and how it occurs vary from person to person and place to place. Each of us has our own beliefs and wishes when it comes to childbirth, with a huge contributing factor being where we live and how we were raised. Whether it is in Turkey or America we each have our own beliefs and customs on pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care....   [tags: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infant, Uterus]

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The Birth Of A Midwife

- The term midwives has been around for over 200 years. The first midwife came about in the early sixteen hundreds. In the 1600’s midwife’s did not have to be licensed it was just women helping women got through the labor process. Men were not allowed in the birthing room which was usually their own bedroom because it was considered indecent. It wasn’t until 1716 that New York City required licensing for practicing midwives. This license would place the midwife into the role of a servant of the state or keeper of social and civil ordered....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Midwifery]

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Black Women As Midwives, Mammies, And. Foreword

- Black Women as Midwives, Mammies, and Foreword: This work represents steps towards examining the relationship of African American women and their involvement with childbirths, pregnancy, and delivering both pre and postnatal care from key period throughout history starting from the 1800’s and to modern day. It elucidates how the experiences of slave-midwives, domestic care servants, and medically trained physicians provided proficient skills of both medical and emotions nature. Skills which led personal relationship and social interactions that crossed racial lines and social norms of the specific time periods of the American South....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Obstetrics]

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A Study On A Lamaze Class

- A Lamaze class is a class for expecting parents to find out information about childbirth. The purpose of these courses is to give childbearing mothers more confidence in their capacity to give birth. In addition, it teaches them how to deal with the pain, the process of labor, breathing techniques, and how to provide comfort (Mothers Advocate, 2009). This method was developed by a French doctor named Dr. Fernand Lamaze, he constructed a method of pain relief, derived from Pavlov’s principles. He formed the type of psych prophylactic method during his surveillance in the Soviet Union (Lothian, 2009)....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Uterus, Infant]

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Being Born By Lake & Epstein

- In episode three in the series More Business of Being Born by Lake & Epstein (2011), one of the doctors interviewed argues “The caesarean rate went from 5% in the late seventy’s to over 30% in the mid ninety’s…That’s crazy!”. When I first heard this statement I was very confused to say the least. I did not understand why the doctor felt that the increased rate of caesarean sections over the years was crazy. Previously, I had thought a caesarean section was a beneficial advancement in childbirth procedures....   [tags: Childbirth, Caesarean section, Obstetrics]

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The Pregnancy And Birthing Trends Today

- I f one looks around for the pregnancy and birthing trends today, one would find a whole lot of machinery and support system working around the mother and the baby. It may be hi-tech imaging systems, cord-cell banking, ultra modern birth centres, or the human support system of Obstetricians, Paediatricians, Doulas, Lactation counsellors, and people who look after the mother and the baby in some or the other way, over and above the immediate and extended families, friends and well-wishers of the mother-to-be....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Ayurveda, Pregnancy]

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Women 's Rights And Its Effects On Society

- Medicalization is a process that takes normal everyday processes and turns them into medical and biological conditions or diseases (Conrad, 1992). Women are a prime target for this due to their lower status in society compared to men. Over the past several decades, women’s rights and status in society has definitely changed for the better. There are many people in the world that are trying to prove women’s lower status like medical professionals and pharmaceutical companies. They have led women to feel like they should be embarrassed about everyday processes or that they cannot do things that their bodies were made to do....   [tags: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Woman, Uterus]

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Human Sexuality : Diversity Within Contemporary America

- According to “Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America,” women and couples planning the birth of a child have decisions to make in variety of areas: place of birth, birth attendant(s), medication, preparedness classes, circumcision, breast feeding, etc. The “childbirth market” has responded to consumer concerns, so its’ important for prospective consumers to fully understand their options. With that being said, a woman has the choice to birth her child either at a hospital or at home. There are several differences when it comes to hospital births and non-hospital births....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Midwifery, Pregnancy]

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The Career Path Of A Labor And Delivery Nurse

- The nursing profession offers a wide variety of choices for career opportunities. There are also a wide variety of jobs and specialties for nurses. It is estimated there are approximately 3,129,452 Registered Nurses in the United States, and 92,113 in Georgia. The expected projected job growth in 2014-2024 is 16% for all registered nurses. Labor and Delivery nurses are registered nurses who provide care to women and their newborns during various stages of pregnancy and childbirth. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nursing shortage is predicted to be 1.2 million between 2014 and 2022....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Nursing, Infant]

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Acivity on Postpartum Depression Syndrome, Rape Trauma Syndrome and Premenstrual Syndrome

- Postpartum depression syndrome is said to be a type of depression that typically is connected to pregnancy and childbirth and can be temporarily. Postpartum depression ranges from being moderate, like not that serious to severe depression after giving birth to a child. According to the National Institutes of Health. Postpartum depression syndrome tends to occur after the baby is delivered, may occur up to about a year later and many time occurs within the first 3 months after the delivery process....   [tags: depression, pregnancy, childbirth]

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Postpartum Period On Females And Its Effects

- Defining postpartum period in Females and its effects. Jacob J. Bahbah West Coast University Psyc 290: Dr. Bohlmann Abstract Defining postpartum period in Females and Males, and its effects. After a long 9 months you have finally given birth to your new offspring. You have been expecting this day to come when you can move past the pregnancy and start your new chapter in life. You are so excited and happy to have entered a new child into this world. The weeks after childbirth present many challenges for new parents and their offspring....   [tags: Childbirth, Infant, Obstetrics, Postnatal]

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The Rights Of Maternity Leave

- Women have the wonderful ability to bring a new life into this world and are granted maternity leave, a certain amount of time after birth to be away from the labor force. However, maternity leave was not always available to women because of the low levels of employed and educated females. In 1978 changing gender norms and increased female labor involvement influenced the passing of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibiting employment discrimination of women due to pregnancy (Smith, Downs, and O’Connell 3)....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Employment, Labor]

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Women During The Early 1800s

- As early as the mid 1800s, women were choosing to give birth less with traditional midwives and began seeking the care of doctors. Childbirth often ended in mortality, of the mother and more often, the baby. Women in the middle and upper classes doubted the training of midwives. Doctors received formal training and were believed better suited to care for the challenge of childbirth. Medicine was embraced and encouraged by anyone that could afford it. Doctors were seen as a status indicator and midwives were only suitable for the poor....   [tags: Childbirth, Midwifery, Obstetrics, Pregnancy]

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Effects Of Birth Pregnancy On Pregnancy

- Age is a big factor when it comes to planning parenthood, in-fact most, if not all couples think long and hard on when they should have children. There are many concerns that play into the decision and include that of fetal health and development, birth complications, and mother’s health concerns. Each one of these is important to consider since they can alter the mother’s lives and possibly their child’s life, forever. As we research the effects that age can have on childbirth we have to consider the research that is used to help us understand the truth and not just the speculations....   [tags: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Obstetrics, Miscarriage]

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Pre Term Labor And Premature Delivery

- The countdown has finally begun. You are anxiously waiting for your delivery date. In all the excitement, someone mentions some possible complications during labor and childbirth, sending shivers down your spine. Don’t worry, your doctor will be prepared for any these complications, if at all they arise. Read on to know more about the common complications during labor and childbirth. Pre-term Labor and Premature Delivery A full-term pregnancy means the baby is born anytime between week 38 and week 40 of your pregnancy....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Pregnancy, Uterus]

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Effects Of Postpartum Depression On Children

- The fear of childbirth is very common among many expecting parents. The thought of being able to cope with the pain, any childbirth-related injuries and even the possibility of needing a cesarean section is very intimidating for many. Not to mention everything that happens after the baby is born, such as being able to feed and nurture the child. Challenges can occur during and after pregnancy. Postpartum depression can arise after birth due to hormonal changes, psychological adjustment, and fatigue....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Abortion, Fetus]

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The Profession Of A Pregnant Woman

- The profession of midwife was highly specialized, even before university education, and highly valued. Especially in regards to childbirth, women’s health was considered women’s business; indeed, when it came to childbirth in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, only women were socially permitted to attend. If women were the only ones allowed in the birth room, then there must have been at least one woman who specialized in obstetrics, and knew procedures and remedies to counteract any mishaps during a birth....   [tags: Childbirth, Uterus, Pregnancy, Woman]

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Post Partum Depression and Mental Health in Maori Women in New Zealand

- 1. Introduction  Mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety are very common before, and after childbirth. Depression is experienced by up to 15% of all women in the postpartum period, although these rates may be as high as 20% for New Zealand women (McGill, Benzie-Burrows, Holland, Langer & Sweet, 1995; Johnstone, & Read, 2000). The risks associated with delayed/lack of treatment for postnatal depression can have significant adverse effects on early mother-infant attachment and interaction, and can negatively impact the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral development of the child (BPAC, 2010)....   [tags: Depression, Nursing, Childbirth]

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The Role of the Nurse Educator in Prenatal Care

- Many people view childbirth as a joyful and fulfilling event. Writer Paul Carvel stated, “To witness the birth of a child is our best opportunity to experience the meaning of the word miracle” (as cited in Brill, 2011, Well Pregnancy Links section, para. 3). Irish dramatist, George Bernard Shaw further explained, “Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born” (as cited in Moncur, 2010, p. 1). Yet, along with the joy of bringing another human being into this world come concerns about the appropriate medical decisions that need to be made by the mother....   [tags: Healthy Pregnancy, Childbirth]

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Women 's Roles Of The Spartans And The Athens

- Throughout history women have played various roles in society as well as in their domestic lives. It is no longer the majorities idea for a woman to be imprisoned to their home to carry out only domestic tasks. The roles have evolved dramatically over the centuries. We have ancient literature like Aristophanes in Lysistrata and Euripides in Medea to help interpret how women lived in these times. Women of the past were not thought to be important other than to be a sex object to males and bear children for them....   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Female, Childbirth]

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Work Place Discrimination : A Woman 's Rights

- work place discrimination. According to Evelyn Murphy, a woman’s rights activist, “If you are a woman working full time, you will lose between $700,000 and $2 million over your working lifetime—just because of your sex” (Murphy). Women are at an economic disadvantage. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, it costs on average $245,340 to raise a child for eighteen years (U.S Department of Agriculture). Unfortunately many women are left to raise a child alone. It is not fair that a woman who earns less than a man is required to provide and care for a child that will cost them thousands over their lifetime....   [tags: Childbirth, Crime, Pregnancy, Abortion]

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Monique And The Mango Rains

- Monique and the Mango Rains Monique and the Mango Rains describes a companionship that progresses between the writer, Kris Holloway, and a local health care worker or midwife in the Nampossela village, Mali, for the period of the writer’s Peace Corps assignment there, from 1989 to 1991. After reading the book which mentions the maternal and neonatal situation in Mali, one of the poorest countries in the world, is pitiable. (1) Child birth takes place under lantern light, in Mud bricks with profuse sweating without electricity, no running water, no emergency backup....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Pregnancy, Infant]

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Gender Discrimination And Religious Issues

- If I mention infant mortality, most people will think that in a rural and poor family, they have no money, cannot afford decent basic food and expensive supplements or it is difficult to even go to a large hospital. At the time of childbirth, women can only go to some small clinics or even just give birth at home. Due to lack of nutrition and medical resources, it is easy to make neonate have low weight and infected by diseases which lead to death during infancy. Even pregnant women during childbirth are affected by dystocia, but there are lacks of modern medical supplies that can promptly rescue them, which lead to infant mortality....   [tags: Pregnancy, Infant, Childbirth, India]

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The Experience Of Giving Birth

- The experience of giving birth is different for every woman. Most woman need a lot of strength and concentration at the time of birth, and it is not uncommon to feel tired after the baby is born. But the majority also forgets the pain and the discomfort of childbirth when they have the newborn in their arms. The care pregnant women receive should take into account their needs and personal preferences, as every birth is different and many woman’s experience is unique, it is important to know the different options available to make decision with the inter-professional team responsible for their care....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Midwifery, Pregnancy]

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Birthing Attendance Choice And Satisfaction

- Birthing attendance choice and satisfaction The experience of giving birth is different for every woman. Most women need a lot of strength and concentration at the time of birth, and it is not uncommon to feel tired after the baby is born. However, the majority of mothers tend to forget the pain and the discomfort of childbirth when they have the newborn in their arms. The care that pregnant women receive should take into account their needs and personal preferences, as every birth is different and every woman’s experience is unique....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Midwifery, Pregnancy]

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First Generation : Women And Their Roles

- Analytical Paper #1 There has been a drastic transformation in the importance of American women and their roles in the last four centuries. The freedom and equality that women possess today was not present in the 1600s. Americans viewed women as a minority and treated them with contempt. Unlike Americans, Native Indians treated their women and the colonial women they kidnapped with more respect, granting them with more pleasant and important tasks. Due to the gratitude, more opportunities, and roles the Native Indians provided, the colonial women chose to remain with their captors instead of departing back to their families....   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Childbirth, Wife]

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Common Forms Of Pain Relief During Labor

- Epidurals are one of the most common forms of pain relief during labor used in the United States. There has long been debate among practitioners and patients about whether epidurals are safe for laboring women. The main argument against epidurals is that they lead to an increased risk of cesarean section. It is up to clinicians to provide the most accurate and up to date information to laboring women. Keywords: Epidurals, C-setion, childbirth, natural Natural VS Intervention Child Birth Does the use of epidurals increase the occurrence of c-setions, vs natural child birth....   [tags: Childbirth, Caesarean section, Epidural]

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Health Of The Healthy People 2020 Initiative

- As part of the Healthy People 2020 initiative, a national goal has been set to improve the health and well-being of women, infants, children, and families. This is an important public health movement considering their well-being determines the health of the next generation and can help predict future public health challenges for families, communities, and the health care system. Since there are many social and physical determinants of maternal, infant, and child health, recent efforts have been focused on addressing disparities by employing a “life course” perspective to health promotion and disease prevention....   [tags: Obstetrics, Childbirth, Pregnancy, Infant]

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Is Abortion A Needed Medical Procedure?

- Motherhood is something in American life that has been an important concept for everyone, and both the "Pro-choice", supporters of woman 's rights to choose, and the "Pro-life", anti-abortionists, have looked at each other as damaging the foundations of the mother-infant tie. When going into detail about what each supporter believes in, the pro-choice supporter has the right intention for both the mother and the child. Women should have the right to make the decision for their own body, and there are even certain cases where abortion is needed like rape, children too young to give birth, or if the pregnancy negatively effects the babies health....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Childbirth, Human]

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Hiv Transmission During The United States

- HIV Transmission From Mother to Child HIV can be transmitted from mother to child perinatally. Transmission can happen early in pregnancy from mother to fetus or later during labor and deliver. A couple of risk factors that increase the likelihood of the infant getting infected include premature birth, low birth weight, skin and mucous membrane lesions, and breastfeeding (Burr). Breastfeeding can increase the risk of transmission by 5-20% (Burr). In 2010, about 217 children younger than 13 years old were diagnosed with HIV and of those children, 162 were perinatally infected (HIV Among Pregnant Women, Infants, and Children)....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Obstetrics, Infant]

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A Work Of Fiction And Fantasy

- Ectogenesis Ectogenesis appears to be a work of fiction and fantasy. The process of ectogenesis, or embryos developing into babies outside of a human and by a apparatus, has been tested and could eventually turn into a universal reality. Artificial wombs can be used to save mothers from the stress of being pregnant as well as keeping them and the child from any complications that may arise in natural childbirth. Nonetheless, ectogenesis is a process that could lead to overpopulation and taking away the human bonding and involvement with carrying a child....   [tags: Pregnancy, Fetus, Abortion, Childbirth]

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The Life Of The Baby Shower

- I recently attended a baby shower for a cousin of mine. While I was there I noticed that the atmosphere was full of positive energy, love, and laughter. There were multiple games being played, special meals that were being made, and tons of gifts were being opened by the mother to be. Every aspect of the baby shower was baby themed. The decorations were things such as pacifiers, rattles, bottles, and there was even a cake made out of diapers. The cupcakes had pacifiers on them and every dessert was a lovely shade of blue because my cousin found out she’s having a boy....   [tags: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infancy, Infant]

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Etiological Factors For Maternal Mortality

- Though motherhood is frequently a noble and gratifying occurrence, many impoverished women associated it with suffering, infirmity and death. Some significant etiological factors for maternal morbidity and mortality include hemorrhage, infection, obstructed labor, risky abortions, and indirect causes, such as malaria and HIV. With a growing knowledge of sterilization, and advent of antibiotics, the Global North experienced a major drop in maternal mortality and morbidity. In 2009, the US maternal mortality ratio was 24/per 100,000 live births, 10 times lower than global averages, 260....   [tags: motherhood, pregnancy, childbirth, complications]

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The Issue Of Maternity Leave

- Maternity leave is a controversial debate that has been discussed for many years and continues to this day being a controversial issue. There is one side that argues that women have a right for leave of absence in order to bond with the baby and recuperate physically. On the other side there is the argument that companies take a financial hit. Both sides provide valid points for being pro maternity leave or against it, but one must take into consideration the long-term impacts these positions have....   [tags: Childbirth, Infant, Woman, Milk]

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Being Pregnant Includes Making A Lot Of Important Decisions For You And Your Baby 's Health

- Being pregnant includes making a lot of important decisions for you and your baby’s health. Thus, includes the birth of your child, a very important aspect for both of you’ll life. Once you enter your third trimester you being to think deeply of all the methods there is in delivering your baby into this world. Are you going to want a medicated or non-medicated birth. Or perhaps you decide you much rather have a C-section instead of a vaginal birth. Maybe you prefer a more traditional way of delivery and choose a homelike birth center instead of a hospital....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Vagina, Pregnancy]

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A Longitudinal Study On The Children Of The Island Of Kauai ( The Garden Island )

- Werner conducted a longitudinal study on the children of the island of Kauai (the garden island) in Hawaii. This study consisted of two objectives: to seek the long term effects of prenatal or perinatal stress and record the early nurturing adversities effects on a child’s physical, cognitive and psychosocial development. She used a sample of 698 infants out of 1963 live births to carry out this study. The study looked at these infants at the ages of one, two, 10, 18, 31 and 32. She enlisted members of the community to take a census of the women around the garden from 12 years or older to find out the amount of pregnant women ,and enlist the non pregnant to send word when the got pregnant....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Psychology, Fetus]

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Abortion : A Controversial Topic Around The World That I Do Not Agree With Is Abortion

- A controversial topic around the world that I do not agree with is abortion. How would you feel if someone took your ability away to live. Imagine not having any say in whether or not you get to have a life. Well babies don 't have a choice in their mother’s womb. If a woman decides to abort her baby, they can 't do anything about their life being taken away from them. I believe abortion is wrong in any circumstance, there is always a better answer. Abortion is wrong because it is considered brutal murder, there are many other safer solutions, and it can harm the mother as well....   [tags: Pregnancy, Abortion, Childbirth, Fetus]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Fistula ' A Silent Tragedy For Child Brides '

- In the article “FISTULA, A SILENT TRAGEDY FOR CHILD BRIDES”, the author Faith Fookes focuses on the impact of child marriage and the result of becoming pregnant at a young age without being developed fully to conceive a child. First, Fookes starts off defining obstetric fistula, as a childbirth complication resulting from the baby not existing the uterus because it is physically blocked; this occurs because woman 's vagina and bladder or rectum are damaged. She then addresses a shocking statistics about how fistula affects hundreds and thousands of women globally, and of that 90% of them is in Africa....   [tags: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Obstetrics, Uterus]

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The Effect of The Code of Ethics on the Practice of Midwifery

- The Effect of the Code of Ethics on the Practice of Midwifery Worldwide many mothers die yearly due to pregnancy and childbirth complications. Many of these deaths occur due to the lack of educated midwives and doctors in countries filled with poverty. In the United States The Code of Ethics for the Practice of Midwifery insures medical and professional ethic barriers to insure the safety and understanding of pregnant patients and their families. However, ethical codes are not guaranteed to be followed, and cannot always give the midwives exactly what they need in case of a dilemma; but they are guidelines....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Care]

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There Is A War Going On Over American Women Reproductive Rights

- Indeed as the author stated in her book, there is a war going on over American women reproductive rights, even though for centuries homebirth was a norm everywhere globally, but by 1900s with rapid advancement in the standardized medical fields and hospitals, increasing numbers of women trusted having babies in hospital, creating a racial or class stigma attached to home birth, or labeling it as risky and back-warded. Many medical providers have portrayed giving birth experience as a painful and difficult experience over the centuries, that requires hospital and as well as pain medicine management....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Midwifery, Pregnancy]

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Mary Shelley 's Understanding Frankenstein As A Woman 's Book

- In 1985, Moer coined the term ‘birth myth’ to describe Frankenstein as a “woman’s book” about post-natal depression (79), and this idea has since been developed upon. However, the tradition of understanding Frankenstein as a ‘birth myth’ has been primarily considered in light of the biographical details of Mary Shelley’s life and their correspondence with her work. Particular attention has been given to the impact of her mother’s death shortly after Shelley’s birth and the subsequent trauma of the death of her daughter who was born premature (Williams 30)....   [tags: Childbirth, Infant, Mortality rate]

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Abortion Should Not Be The Choice Of Having An Abortion

- Her body, her choice. Even before Roe v. Wade, the topic of abortion has always been a sensitive topic. In recent years, the issue has come up more often. Abortion is defined as “the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.” There are those who are pro-choice, those that think women should have the right to choose if she should have an abortion. However, there are always those who disagree. Where there are those who are pro-choice, there are those who are pro-life; they believe women should not have the right to choose what happens to the life she will create....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Health]

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Human Development : The Nine Month Journey Of Pregnancy

- From conception to birth, the nine-month journey of pregnancy is a beautiful process that occurs all throughout the world. Human development begins when two gametes the sperm and ovum join together creating a new being. An infant is composed of 23 chromosomes from each parent for a total of 46 chromosomes. There are three stages of pregnancy, which include, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimester. In addition, three periods can also help to describe, prenatal development. The periods of pregnancy are described as the following: 1. The Germinal Period (first two weeks after conception): rapid cell division and beginning of cell differentiation 2. The Embryonic Period (3rd through 8th week): basic f...   [tags: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Prenatal development]

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Pregnant At The Age Of Eighteen Changed My Life

- Pregnant at the age of eighteen changed my life. I was scared and the reality of life hit me all at once. I had imagined being pregnant and thinking it was easy. Thinking that going through nine months of carrying a child was a breeze. I didn’t think about the details of childbirth. Women all over the world have been doing this for years. The day before I found out I was pregnant, I was worried. A year earlier I had miscarried at five months. This pregnancy was planned, due to the loss of my previous pregnancy....   [tags: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Thought, Uterus]

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What Can Schools Do to Prevent Teen Pregnancy?

- Risking The Future Introduction: To begin, societies have changed over the centuries. However, childbirth has not changed and children are still being born today the same way they have for several decades. One can remember a time when teenage pregnancy was a disgrace. When an adolescent girl became pregnant, she was either sent away until the baby was born or the baby was given up for adoption. Often times the baby was even raised as a sibling to its own mother. The other alternative for this situation was that the young man who fathered the child would marry the young pregnant mother....   [tags: adolescents, unprotected sex, childbirth]

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