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 […]

Episiotomy Repair: Animation of the closure procedure

Repair of a Mediolateral Episiotomy: a simplified animation of the closure procedure After episiotomy and delivery, the following structures must be repaired: The vaginal mucosa The separated perineal muscle The skin The vaginal mucosa is closed first, with a continuous row of sutures at the apex of the wound. Next, the muscle layer is brought […]

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Incarcerated & Pregnant | Promoting the Health of Mothers and Babies

At a state prison, a parenting group facilitator asks a room full of new and expecting incarcerated mothers: “What is your biggest fear about being a parent?” And one mother said, “My biggest fear about being a parent is that I am going to be no better to my baby then my mama was to […]

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 […]

Caesarean Section: Closing the uterine incision

Once the uterine cavity has been cleaned, the uterus is closed So at this point the stitches placed at a right angle of the uterus and that is tied. The angles of the uterus are very important in closure because that’s the point which if not properly sutured could give rise to bleeding after surgery […]

Caesarean Section: Delivery of the baby and placenta and cleaning the uterine cavity

If you look at the baby the surgeon gets his hand into the uterus and brings the baby’s head out of the uterine cavity. The mouth of the baby is suctioned first to get any secretions out, then the nostrils are suctioned it’s important to do the mouth before the nostrils, because that prevents aspiration […]

Episiotomy Repair: Suturing of the vaginal mucosa

The repair of the episiotomy starts with the surgeon placing a stitch above the apex of the incision in the vagina so you can see the surgeon placing the first stitch above the apex of the vaginal incision and then the surgeon ties a knot. The knot is tied and the free end of the […]

Why Does Childbirth Still Kill?

Each year, more than 5.6 million women and newborns around the world die during pregnancy, childbirth, or in the first month of life. What is more shocking is that the vast majority of these deaths should never happen. Since 1990, maternal deaths have decreased by 44% and the rate of newborn deaths has fallen as […]