Health Facts Plus: Childbirth

Health Facts Plus: Childbirth

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Mom-Made Hormone Shields Baby During Birth (12/15/2006, HealthDay)

Epidural during Birth May Negatively Affect Breast-Feeding (12/11/2006, HealthDay)

Fetal Oxygen Test Fails to Deliver (11/22/2006, HealthDay)

Technology for Monitoring Fetal Oxygen During Labor Offers No Apparent Benefit (11/22/2006, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)

JAMA Patient Page: Childbirth (American Medical Association) Also available in Spanish Labor and Birth (National Women''s Health Information Center) Labor and Birth (American Pregnancy Association) Vaginal Birth (Patient Education Institute) - Requires Flash Player Also available in Spanish

Fetal Fibronectin (fFN): A Test for Preterm Delivery (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation) Signs and Symptoms of Preterm Labor and What to Do (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation) Also available in Spanish Signs of Labor: Know What to Expect (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

Dealing with Pain during Childbirth (Nemours Foundation) Also available in Spanish Preterm Labor: Drugs for Use in Preterm Labor (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation) What You Need to Know about...Episiotomy (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Breech Babies: What Can I Do If My Baby Is Breech? (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also available in Spanish Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring during Labor (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) Labor Induction (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also available in Spanish MedlinePlus: Cesarean Section (National Library of Medicine) Natural Childbirth (Nemours Foundation) Pregnancy: What to Expect When Your Due Date Has Passed (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also available in Spanish Preterm Labor (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation) Also available in Spanish Recovering from Delivery (Nemours Foundation) Also available in Spanish Routine Vaginal Delivery (American Academy of Pediatrics) Techniques Used to Aid Delivery (American Medical Association) Umbilical Cord Prolapse (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) Vacuum Extraction and Forceps Delivery (Cleveland Clinic Foundation) Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) Also available in Spanish Water Birth (American Pregnancy Association)

Apgar Scores (American Academy of Pediatrics) Banking Your Newborn''s Cord Blood (Nemours Foundation) Birth of a Second Child (Nemours Foundation) Birth Plans (Nemours Foundation) Also available in Spanish Birthing Centers and Hospital Maternity Services (Nemours Foundation) Also available in Spanish Birthing Classes (Nemours Foundation) Having a Doula: Is a Doula for Me? (American Pregnancy Association) Looking at Your Newborn: What''s Normal (Nemours Foundation) Meconium Aspiration (Nemours Foundation) Midwives (Nemours Foundation) Also available in Spanish Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn (TTN) (Nemours Foundation) What to Take to the Hospital (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation) Also available in Spanish

Early Epidurals Offer Better Pain Relief and No Increased Risk of Cesarean (03/01/2005, Nemours Foundation) Research on Preterm Labor and Premature Birth (10/20/2006, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)

Labor and Birth Terms to Know (American Pregnancy Association)

ACOG''s Physician Directory (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) Find a Midwife (American College of Nurse-Midwives)

American College of Nurse-Midwives American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists American Pregnancy Association National Women''s Health Information Center (Dept. of Health and Human Services) Also available in Spanish

Newborns'' and Mothers'' Health Protection Act (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

FASTATS: Births -- Method of Delivery (National Center for Health Statistics) FASTATS: Obstetrical Procedures (National Center for Health Statistics) PeriStats (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation) Preliminary Births for 2004 (National Center for Health Statistics)

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Date last updated: 21 December 2006 Topic last reviewed: 03 October 2006