Labor and Delivery
Childbirth is one of the most marvelous and memorable segment in a woman's life. It does not really matter if the child is the first, second or the third one. Each experience is unique and calls for a celebration. The fear and anxiety about childbirth often prevents most women from enjoying this experience. However, an adequate knowledge about signs of labor and labor and delivery in general can impart a feeling of confidence and a sense of emotional well being, very crucial in ensuring a successful labor. It is very important to communicate hopes or fears about labor and delivery with your doctor, based on which critical decisions can be made in the best interest of the mother and child.
Childbirth is a process by which the baby inside the womb adjusts itself to its surroundings and passes out of the uterus to be born as a new individual in the world. Adequate and appropriate care taken during the antenatal period reflects on the conduct and outcome of the labor.
Cervical ripening helps the cervix soften and thins out in preparation for labor. Medications or devices can be used to soften the cervix.
Latest Publications and Research on Labor and Delivery / Pregnancy LaborThe evidence regarding maintenance tocolysis. - Published by PubMed
Gestational diabetes, pre-pregnancy obesity and pregnancy weight gain in relation to excess fetal growth: variations by race/ethnicity. - Published by PubMed
Women with high BMI: Should they be managed differently due to antagonising action of leptin in labour? - Published by PubMed
Outcomes of induction of labour in women with previous caesarean delivery: a retrospective cohort study using a population database. - Published by PubMed
Foley Catheter versus Vaginal Misoprostol: Randomized Controlled Trial (PROBAAT-M Study) and Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Literature. - Published by PubMed