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Doctor insights on: Family Dynamics After Childbirth

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What amount does childbirth hurt?

Varies: DSome women have very little pain with contractions in labor and need no pain medication, but most women do have pain and benefit from some type of pain control management such as IV drugs or and epidural. You should discuss your options with your doctor well before going into labor. ...Read more

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How do young women die in childbirth?

How do young women die in childbirth?

Maternal death: Women die in childbirth form blood clots to the lungs, sepsis, bleeding disorders, primary pulmonary hypertension. Lupus, preeclampsia, heart disease, strokes, and other underlying medical disorders. Even in the 21st century, people die. We do the best we can as physicians, but some problems are insurmountable. ...Read more

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Why do any women die anymore in childbirth?

Why do any women die anymore in childbirth?

"Imperfect process": Childbirth has many variables that can cause serious difficulties that can, if untreated, cause death. Hemorrhage, infections and birth "accidents" all contribute in spite of the technology of OB hospital care. Still in the usa women often deliver in non-hospital environments that do not provide the "necessary backup" needed in case of emergency.Living through childbirth(perfect) is not a "given". ...Read more

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What are complications associated with childbirth?

What are complications associated with childbirth?

Too many to list: This format is totally inadequate to try to even summarize all of the possibilities. You need to try to narrow the focus of your question. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take a childbirth education class?

Is it necessary to take a childbirth education class?

No: Reading online makes it seem like everyone takes classes. The fact is though that most people do not take classes. They do just fine. What is right for some may not be right for you. We encourage patients to take them. Most couples find it beneficial, fun and anxiety relieving to learn about pregnancy and to emotionally and physically prepare for birth. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what does childbirth feel like?

How do I know exactly what does childbirth feel like?

VERY painful: The contractions are extremely painful, a cramping type of pain, and the delivery of the baby is also extremely painful. There are options for pain management: from breathing techniques to IV medications to relaxation techniques, to warm water and different positions, or epidural. ...Read more

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Titanium rod in fermur, will this interfere with childbirth?

Not at all: It obvious did not interfere with you getting pregnant. There is no relation between the events of childbirth and the presence of a fixation rod in your femur. Do not worry. ...Read more

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What is more painful, childbirth or being stabbed by a knife?

There isn't one : Correct answer for this. There can be a great deal of variability in how much pain a woman experiences during childbirth. The pain from being stabbed can also differ depending on the person's pain threshold, what the person is stabbed with (sharp vs dull), depth of stab wound, location etc. ...Read more