More Pregnant Women are Dying in Rural America. Why?

Maternal Death Rates Pregnancy Rural America

A new data analysis by The Wall Street Journal shows that more women are dying during pregnancy and from post-natal complications than they were 15 years ago — and small-town areas have seen the greatest increase of maternal deaths. Although healthcare continues to advance at astounding rates, sometimes the quality is not evenly distributed across the […]

Benefits and Risks of Placental Encapsulation

Placental Encapsulation Safe Birth

In Thailand, it is customary to salt the placenta and place it in an earthenware jar. In France, placenta has been used as a beauty treatment in skin creams. And in Cambodia, the placenta is traditionally wrapped in a banana leaf, nestled beside the newborn baby for 3 days, and then ritually buried. Cultures across […]

Baby’s Heart Rate: What It Means for Brain Injuries

Baby's Heart Rate Brain Damage Birth Injury Lawsuit

When you become pregnant, you trust your doctor team to know what’s best. They advise you about foods to avoid, medicines you shouldn’t take, and why adding more folic acid to your diet could be a good thing. They also help you get ready for delivery and give you advice on how to choose which childbirth […]