I dislocated my patella three weekends ago. One of the first thoughts that went through my mind was about my doula clients and their fast approaching due dates my trip to Mexico coming up was only ahead in my mind by a millisecond! How would I attend a birth with an injury?
Kidspot editor July 04, We've seen the vaginal birthers taking down the elective caesarean birthers, the hospital only birthers taking down the homebirthers, the freebirthers freaking out EVERYONE and the orgasmic birthers hovering around the sidelines trying to make people believe they are not unicorns. Image via Welcome Images.
Kidspot Editor December 21, Inexplicably, he seemed to listen, because right after the midwives got off the phone with the doctor, he dropped down further into her pelvis and she went from 5cm dilated to complete within 10 minutes. This article originally appeared on Karyn Loftesness Photography and has been republished here with permission.
There's no doubt about it— childbirth is a miracle. Like, the human body is strong enough to actually make, then push out, an entire person?! As Rogers' photos show, they definitely are, and the women who do it are bonafide superheroines.
These images have the power to completely transform your relationship with yourself. Your body is capable of so much more than you give it credit for. Every birth requires you to open and stretch your mind, body and soul beyond what seems possible.
I just couldn't wait to share this incredible appearance from the 18 hour birth marathon I attended this week! We just had to post this again Let's Face it, Face presentations happen
This is a cross-sectional study within the Evaluating Maternal Recovery from Labor and Delivery study. The study was conducted in women post first vaginal birth with birth events that posed risk factors for levator ani muscle tears. Survey, magnetic resonance images of levator ani, and physical examination were the data collected 8 months postpartum.
Karyn Loftesness has witnessed and documented all sorts of births - but this was a first for her. Warning: Graphic images. Breech births the instance where a baby is born either feet or bottom first are a relatively rare occurrence, as around three per cent of babies remain in a 'breech' position until the end of the pregnancy. While attempts are often made to turn the baby around, more often than not, due to potential complications, breech pregnancies result in a caesarean section.
If you're considering a vaginal birthcheck out our natural birth tips. Plus learn about what to expect from a vaginal birthwater birthand more. Sometimes planned vaginal births can turn into unplanned c-sections.
Vaginal tears during childbirth, also called perineal lacerations or tears, occur when the baby's head is coming through the vaginal opening and is either too large for the vagina to stretch around or the head is a normal size but the vagina doesn't stretch easily. These kinds of tears are relatively common. Tears that involve only the skin around the vagina typically heal on their own within a few weeks. Some tears are more extensive and require treatment.