Vacuum Extraction, Forceps Delivery, and Birth Trauma Risks

Vacuum Delivery Forceps Delivery Brain Damage Risks to Mother

Last updated Oct. 18, 2017. Sometimes the baby needs a little help getting through the birth canal. A difficult labor may be caused by an unusual birth position, high birth weight, the anatomy of the mother’s pelvis and birth canal, and other maternal and fetal health conditions. Prolonged labor is painful and exhausting and can be dangerous […]

Should I Exercise While Pregnant?

Pregnancy feels like it changes everything. Even before your baby bump starts showing, you won’t be able to stop thinking about the new little person growing and developing in your belly. You may be worried about what to eat and drink, how much sleep you’re getting, and what medications you’re taking. You know you’re going to […]

Why Pregnant Women Should Consider Taking Folic Acid

If you’re pregnant or trying to become pregnant, you’re likely to get a lot of advice about what you should be doing to keep yourself and your baby healthy. People will tell you to exercise a lot or not exercise at all, drink tons of tea or stop eating bread, and all sorts of other […]