French photograph Christian Berthelot (39) first witnessed a caesarean birth when his wife had to go through an emergency C-section to save both her and their child's life. Now, he has come up with a series of portraits of children born through the same procedure. All of his images were taken within 20 seconds of the subject's birth.
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Moaza Al Matrooshi is a pioneer. The birth of her son restores the change of motherhood for thousands. When Moaza was nine years old she had to have chemotherapy. It damages the ovaries, so doctors removed one of them. It was frozen at the University of Leeds, which is at the forefront of the science.
Last year, surgeons in Denmark transplanted slivers of it back into her body. No-one knew if tissue from a child would work again in an adult body. Moaza has become the first woman in the world to have a baby using an ovary frozen before puberty.
Create: 01/03/2017 - 10:15
Your due date is approaching. You're on the lookout for labor contractions. But what do they really feel like? It's a little bit different for everybody, so you can't really say what you're going to feel." Still, there are a few clues that what you're feeling is actually labor contractions.
Create: 01/01/2017 - 08:27
Stephanie Kralevich: You've probably heard of postpartum depression, but you might be surprised at how common it is. If left untreated, this maternal mood disorder can be detrimental to you, your family, and friends.
Stella M. Dantas, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology: Postpartum depression is different than the baby blues. It has a longer time line. Postpartum depression can start about two to three weeks after delivery, and it can last up or go beyond one year after birth. It can happen to anybody.
Create: 12/27/2016 - 03:02
During vacuum assisted operative vaginal delivery, your doctor uses a vacuum device to help guide your baby out of the birth canal. The vacuum device, known as a vacuum extractor, uses a soft cup that attaches to your baby’s head with suction.
In most cases, the vacuum extractor is used to avoid a cesarean delivery or to prevent fetal distress. When performed properly, vacuum assisted delivery involves far fewer risks than those of cesarean delivery or prolonged fetal distress.
Create: 12/26/2016 - 08:54
Parents Adele and Matt Allen believe in an all-natural approach to bringing up their children - so much so they refuse modern medicine, traditional schooling and encourage full-term breastfeeding.
Adele, 32, and Matt, 33, from Brighton, call their parenting style ‘Off-Grid Parenting’ and their children Ulysses, five and Ostara, one, are therefore both still breastfed, have never visited a doctor and will not attend a mainstream school.
Create: 12/18/2016 - 06:47
Prenatal yoga addresses the physical challenges inherent to pregnancy, such as a shifted center of gravity and lower back pain. These moves will help alleviate aches and build strength in your legs, back and abdominals to prepare you for giving birth.
Yoga also can ease labor and delivery, with moves that relax the hip muscles and use gravity to your advantage. Consider yoga a way to get physically stronger and emotionally healthier during pregnancy.
Create: 12/09/2016 - 03:53
A surrogate mom in labor energetically danced to the song ‘Baby Momma’ while four centimetres dilated. Dressed in just her surgical gown and a pair of socks Alexandra Theriault, from Florida, completed the routine in an attempt to hurry her labour along.
While holding on to her surgical drip at the Sacred Heart Family Birth Place in Sandestin, Florida, USA, the 25-year-old gets down to the Starrkeisha hit along with best friend Kassandra Hanks, 26.
Create: 10/26/2016 - 07:45
This is the so-called normal delivery position for a woman on a hospital bed. It is the worst position for a woman who is trying to deliver a baby. In this position, it is very difficult to coordinate the muscles to push a baby out of the uterus.
This is the best way to deliver a baby: Humans used to deliver babies in this position two million years ago, as other mammals are still doing today. There are other ways to help delivery: For example, using a belt or fixed bars while a woman is lying on her back.
Create: 09/18/2016 - 11:02
Research indicates that the traditional surgical rituals and processes of cesarean delivery prevent mothers from connecting to important physical and emotional aspects of the birth process. Practices that prevent early maternal-infant bonding and slow the initiation of breastfeeding may result in lower breastfeeding rates at 6 months of life and impact maternal behaviors.