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    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

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    Childbirth Essay

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    Childbirth is an exuberant and blissful time for an expectant and her family, but it can lead to a disruption in the mental health and well-being of the female carrier. The following composition will discuss the process of childbirth, the emotional and mental state of the female carrier during childbirth, and a disorder known as Postpartum depression. A serious mental illness known as Postpartum depression (PPD), can occur subsequently after the birth of the newborn and have many negative effects

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    Childbirth Essay

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    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

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    Trials Of Childbirth

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    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

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    Pregnancy And Childbirth

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    Pregnancy and childbirth represent life-changing times in most women’s lives. Pregnancy can be a time for happiness and positive expectations for the future, but for some it is a time of great anxiety. An estimated one million women loose an unborn child in the United States each year (Wong, Crawford, Gask & Grinyer, 2003). Approximately 10-15% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage (Wilcox, et al. 1988). In addition, Gold et al. (2007) estimates that up to fifty percent

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    Controversies in Childbirth

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    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

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    Importance Of Childbirth

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    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

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    the doctors told my husband that they would do an emergency Cesarean section. By then I was oblivious to al... ... middle of paper ... ... experiences labor has a profound long term impact on her life. Goer, Henci. "Epidurals Myth Vs Reality." Childbirth Instructor Magazine Winter 1995: 17-22. I took a deep breath and pushed till I thought my eyeballs would pop out. In a gush she arrived, and they laid her on my chest where she immediately started to nurse. My husband started to cry for joy and

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    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. To some, it means a complete

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    nurses’ time on duty is spent giving support to her patient (Measuring Nursing Support during Childbirth). While the amount of continuous support goes down, the usage of things such as labor inductions, cesarean births, or pain medicine goes up. The continuous one-to-one support by a well-trained intrapartum nurse during labor and childbirth verses the support normally given during labor and childbirth can result in an overall better experience for the mother and child. Nursing was never an official

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