Nobody wants to think of worst case scenarios in childbirth, least of all the laboring mother. But it’s something which medical professionals have to think about and keep thinking about until the baby is safely delivered. It’s one of the rare medical situations when you have two patients, both of which need constant monitoring. In […]
Advances in medical science over the last century have slashed the stillbirth and infant mortality rate. Before the medical advances made in the 19th century, it is estimated that between 30% and 40% of children born alive did not make their first birthday, and at the beginning of the 20th century in an advanced economy […]
Advances in medicine and access to professional care in the antenatal period and during labour mean that over the decades infant mortality rates have been decreasing steadily. However, 10% of babies still need some degree of intervention immediately after birth, and 25% of all newborn deaths are caused by breathing problems. Healthcare professionals have over […]
You’ve done all the right things since you had your baby. You’re breastfeeding, taking care over what you eat and even though you’re exhausted you still make time for a little exercise. So why does your tummy look as though you’re in the early stages of pregnancy?