Obstetrics & gynaecology

Pioneer in spreading Lamaze childbirth method in US dies

A physical therapist who popularized the Lamaze method of childbirth in the United States and helped change the way women and doctors approached the delivery room has died at her New York home. Elisabeth Bing was 100.

Pediatrics

Early skin-to-skin contact linked to higher breastfeeding rates

Skin-to-skin contact between mother and infant in the delivery room is associated with an increased likelihood for exclusive breastfeeding, according to an abstract presented Oct. 28 at the American Academy of Pediatrics ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

NIH study finds women spend longer in labor now than 50 years ago

Women take longer to give birth today than did women 50 years ago, according to an analysis of nearly 140,000 deliveries conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The researchers could not identify all ...

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