The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists. More mothers now need surgery to deliver a baby due to their narrow pelvis size, according to a study. Researchers estimate cases where the baby cannot fit down the birth canal have increased from 30 in 1,000 in the 1960s […]
It is becoming less common for doctors in the U.S. to make incisions in a woman’s vagina and pelvic floor muscles during childbirth, in the wake of 2006 recommendations against the procedure, new research finds. Episiotomies, deliberate cuts in the perineum, which is the tissue between the vagina and the anus, were once standard practice […]
by Marcy Axness, Ph.D. Labels: Pregnancy & Birth, Author Marcy Axness, Ph.D., Issue #43 A new study linking labor induction to increased autism risk made the news last year. This latest study on the connection between induction and risk of autism comes out of Duke University, and was reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The researchers […]
The trailer for the landmark film Birth Without Violence by Frederick Leboyer available from New Earth Records. This film received the Green Apple Award at the Green Lifestyle Film Festival, held in Los Angeles, CA in March 2009.