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Traditionally, childbirth has emphasized the joy of bringing a new life into the world. However, with the McDonaldization of healthcare, childbirth seems to be more about standardization over nature. Hospitals have begun to copy procedural ideas of major corporations and childbirth has begun to be centred on efficiency, predictability and control. To generate more money, hospitals have placed focus on efficiency, taking a woman through childbirth as quickly as possible. As a result, standard, predictable...

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Childbirth and Midwife

United States that childbirth has become increasingly medicalined and specialized, first with family doctors or general practitioners taking over the process, then obstetricians, and today, perinatologist. These physician specialists are trained to see birth as an abnormal or pathological process requiring heroic interventions, rather than a natural process” (Kram and Eckstein, 1990). Midwives however view childbirth and pregnancy in a different light. They tend to view childbirth and pregnancy as...

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Preterm Childbirth Speech

Speech Title: Preterm Childbirth Specific Purpose Statement: My audience will learn about preterm birth as well as the causes of it and ways to prevent it. Central Idea: Preterm childbirth is the leading cause of death in infants, and it is important that we know that there are ways to prevent preterm birth and care for babies who are born prematurely. Method of Organization: Topical Introduction: I. In a time where everything is seemingly at our fingertips, it can be difficult for us to adjust...

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How Does Natural Childbirth Compare to Medicated Births

How Does Natural Childbirth Compare to Medicate Births? Jennifer Rasmussen COM/220 June 6, 2010 Julie Freydlin How Does Natural Childbirth Compare to Medicate Births? One of the most natural things for a woman’s body to do is give birth. Once a woman knows that she is with child, she begins deciding what will be best for her and her child whether it is what to eat, whether or not exercise, and even what her birth experience should be. Although it is difficult for women to go through the...

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Childbirth and Development

CYPOP1-1.2 Explain: how development and learning are interconnected how and why variations occur in rate and sequence of development and learning that learning may take place in different ways the importance of play. CYPOP1-1.3 Explain the potential effects on development, of pre-conceptual, pre-birth and birth experiences. CYPOP1-1.4 Explain the impact of current research into the development and learning of babies and young children. 1-1.2 Connections between development and learning There...

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Normality: Childbirth and Midwife

necessary support, care and guidance (ICM, 2011). The midwife also has the important task of providing woman -centred care whilst always striving to promote normal birth (midwifery 20 20). The royal college of midwives (RCM, 2010a) describes normal childbirth as one where a woman begins, continues and completes labour physiologically at term without intervention. However it must be recognised that normality is a hazy subject in health care and there are many different theories making it difficult to...

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Methods of a Natural Childbirth

Childbirth is a beautiful thing. After the hours of labor, there is nothing more special than having the newly mother able to hold her child the minute after it’s born. It makes the pain that you had just experienced go away because all that matters in the world is that newborn child in your arms. During labor, every woman has her own experience but one common experience is the pain. According to Kitzinger (1978) “Labor pain can have negative or positive meaning, depending on whether the child is...

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Psychology: Childbirth and Key Contribution

Alfredo Salazar 1/28/2013 What have you learned? Chapter 1 1. What makes the study of human development a science? It seeks to understand how and why people, all kinds of people, everywhere, of every age, change overtime. 3. Why have recommendations regarding the sleeping circumstances of infants changed? Every year until the mid-1990, thousands of 2 to 4 month olds died of SIDS. Susan Beal hypothesized that sleeping position might matter, as a result, SIDS rate dramatically decreased. ...

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Childbirth and Research Paper

Ertelt, Steven. "Mayo Clinic Doctor Admits Abortions Hurt Women, Cause Premature Births." LifeNews.com. N.p. 20 Aug. 2009. Web. 8 Oct. 2012. The article was about how a mayo doctor by the name of Roger W. Harms wrote a factsheet on how abortions lead to premature births in pregnacies to follow abortions. Due to the vacuum, spoon, or other instruments used during the surgical procedure of removing the fetus, the cervix and uterus are often damaged. Due to a damaged cervix, premature births are...

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Intrapartum: Childbirth and Uterine Contractions A.

Intrapartum period Labor and delivery: Definition: labor is the process by which the products of conception are expelled from the body. Delivery refers to the actual birth. Adaptive Processes Defi nition: during latter months of pregnancy, the fetus adapts to the maternal uterus enabling it to occupy the smallest space possible. The term Attitude refers to the posture the fetus assumes in utero; fetal lie is the relationship of the long axis of the body to the long axis of the mother. Presentation: ...

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