Do Fetuses Poop?

The little scar in the middle of your abdomen marks the place where, for about nine glorious months, all the nutrients you needed to grow and develop and survive flowed straight into your bloodstream while you just floated around in a sac of amniotic fluid. But have you ever wondered what was going on with […]

Why Is Childbirth So Difficult? | Darwin, MD #1

Imagine serving as a physician in the obstetrics and gynecology department of a large hospital. Two women arrive on the same day ready to each give birth to their first child. Both are twenty-five and experienced an uneventful pregnancy. They are fit and ready for the experience. Both planned for a vaginal delivery. One did […]

Sex During Pregnancy

When they ask me “how can I get this baby to be born?” and “I’m ready to get the baby to be born” and my answer is well the same way the baby got in there. My name is Greta Gill I’m a certified nurse midwife. Lovemaking I will I often tell women when they […]

Caffeine in Pregnancy

oops, my daily cup of Joe! Hi this is Monique Schoenhage speaking, I’m a Maternal Fetal Medicine physician here at Tucson Medical Center and this is What Do You Want to Know. Today we’re going to talk a little bit about caffeine in pregnancy. whoops my daily cup of Joe! My favorite thing in the […]

My Family’s Journey – JesssFam

My name is Jessica and I’m gonna start doing weekly or semi-weekly updates of my pregnancy. I’m 17 years old and I’m 8 weeks and 3 days pregnant today. It’s just a good way to look back on your pregnancy and what you went through. It’s a… GIRL!! Look at that, look at her. She’s […]

Baby born with two faces, four eyes, two noses, two mouths

Lali is just one month old, but she’s already had hundreds of visitors. People are swarming to her village of Saini Sunpura, just east of New Delhi, to pay their respects. That’s because they believe that she’s the reincarnation of the goddess Durga. Durga is normally thought to have three eyes and lots of arms. […]

Inducing labor – nipple stimulation

Another natural way to get labor going is to do nipple stimulation. My name is Greta Gill I’m a certified nurse midwife. When you do a massage or roll or use a breast pump on the nipple it will release oxytocin. Oxytocin is the hormone that causes your uterus to contract and you have plenty […]

Patient Gets Married, Gives Birth at the Brigham | Brigham and Women’s Hospital

We woke up and we were like, “man babe we’re still not married.” * laughter * This is CW15 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, labor and delivery. Aliyah, our nurse, came to me and said that her patient wanted to be married before they had their baby. We got married a year and a half […]

Labor Positions

Hi, My name is Jessica Anderson. I am a certified midwife for the university of Colorado Hospital. Today, we’re going to talk about birthing positions. There are may positions you can utilize during the first stage of labor. One of the positions you can use is a sideline position This position is wonderful for early […]

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