alternative birthing


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Synonyms for alternative birthing

a method of childbirth that avoids intrusive high-tech medicine in favor of more natural and homely settings

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With the help of various ' alternative birthing methods' expectant mums can realise their level of power and uncover their potential to deal with labour," declares Puri.
After reviewing nine studies of more than 10,000 women, researchers found that alternative birthing rooms reduced use of epidural and other anesthesia by 18% and the need for oxytocin by 22%.
Speier's chapter dealing with different alternative birthing practices, the author constantly refers to the "choices" that women can make in terms of birthing options.
Gary London set out 25 years ago to create an alternative birthing center at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
An Alternative Birthing Center would be another choice all women would have.
In addition to the standard obstetrical services and peri- and post-natal care, Women & Infants gives patients the option of delivering in their Alternative Birthing Center, where 224 babies were born in the fiscal year 2000.
Additionally, the Women's Pavilion features The Perkin Alternative Birthing Center, which will open in late December.
Additionally, it features The Perkin Alternative Birthing Center, which will open in late December.
Founded in 1884 as the Providence Lying-In Hospital, today nearly 70 percent of all newborns in Rhode Island are delivered at Women & Infants, where women can choose to give birth either in one of 19 private labor/delivery/recovery (LDR) rooms or in the home-like setting of the Alternative Birthing Center (ABC), one of only three such centers in New England.
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