Obstetrics & gynaecology

Early guidance can help future moms fight fear of childbirth

Caesarean deliveries in most developed countries, including Canada, are at least 10 to 20 per cent higher than recommended by the World Health Organization, and many efforts to decrease unnecessary C-sections have failed. ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Why UK midwives stopped the campaign for 'normal birth'

There has been much interest in the fact that the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is no longer running its Campaign for Normal Birth. After 12 years of focusing on "normal birth", the end of the campaign is not a kneejerk ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness-focused childbirth education leads to less depression

Mindfulness may be good for new moms. A study this month from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain ...

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