Women have given birth in hospitals for decades, but before hospitals were available children were born in houses; without the high-tech medical assistance offered today. The controversial subject of giving birth at a hospital or giving birth in a home is widely deliberated between women around the world. There are pros and cons for each side of the argument, but hospital birth has more beneficial pros and fewer cons than at home birth. It is said that an at home birth is just as safe as giving birth at the hospital. However, if anything were to happen, there would be no medical attention present to assist the mother or the baby. A hospital birth is more beneficial than an at home birth, because if there are complications with the mother she
A baby’s cry is an unmistakable sound to the ears of parents, but one morning, the Sweeney’s were not woken up by their baby, as they typically anticipated. Instead, they awoke, abnormally well rested, to find their three-month old daughter, Helena, lying in her crib cold and breathless. At the age of 11, I had been to several funerals, but I had never mourned the life of someone who had not lived. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome was hard to make sense of.
This is a reflection on continuing professional and personal development in practice. This reflection is to allow me to improve profeesionally with supportive, evidence based literature and to enable me to evaluate the impact my professional behaviour as a student and future midwife. My learning need is to focus on the importance of professional behaviour when on placement and working with women, their families and members of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
The anticipation of the first born is filled with a mixture of excitement, anxiety, and pain. My pregnancy had been normal and healthy. I did not have any problems or concerns during my whole pregnancy. With my due date approaching, I expected the birth of my child would be the happiest time of my life. However, a serious of avoidable and unfortunate events caused by my doctor and nurses lead me to have a horrifying experience. I went through a nightmare before I could hold my little angel.
Peggy Orenstein in her article ‘Mourning my Miscarriage’ narrated her experience about her miscarriage and how she was able to mourn her loss. I learnt from Peggy’s experience that grieving involves acknowledging one’s loss in a way that allow a person to reflect, seek understanding of the loss, and in some way seek a resolution which might be ongoing. I also learnt that restorative communication is important as a way to deal with grief. Peggy in her experience applied herself deeply in seeking to deal with her grief, she talked about her experiences, how her culture does not recognize her miscarriage as a loss, and how her pro-abortion stands might play a role, in other words she sought a deeper understanding of her miscarriage as a way of
Throughout the article Are hospitals the safest place for healthy women to have babies? obstetrician, Neel Shah addresses the topic with ease. Dr. Shah not only brings awareness to different arguments, but he expands on them in a way to aid his opposition. Shah doesn’t only provide details and evidence, but he brings an insight to an obstetrician’s point of view. Doctor Shah develops his argument by personal credibility. Shah is an obstetrician, and an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School. Not only does Shah mention his view on c-sections and hospital views, but he credits other obstetricians and scientists as well. In the article, he credits guidelines made by UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence(NICE) and how they believe women should ‘’go back to the way things were.’’ NICE proposes that there are ‘’significant benefits’’ to this and it’s even safer. Shah even correlates these guidelines to the US and UK’s healthcare systems. He takes notice to the quality of healthcare in the United States and the rebuttal received from the guidelines of NICE. ‘’I soon realized that this rebuttal largely hinged on flaws
In order to survive in any situation, you must have integrity, bravery, and prior experience. All three traits give you the intelligence to make good choices, the courage to do what is best, and prepare you for different positions. In this essay I will explain how these traits are present in different sources. Some people show one trait, others show all such as Lexi Youngberg (Neville). In any time you need to survive, look to these traits; integrity, bravery, and past experience. They will guide to to the best possible outcome for your situation.
My role as a patient advisor with Kaiser Permanente began in 2010 after the birth of my daughter. I was induced and spent 6 days in the hospital and during that time my family and I experienced wide fluctuations in the level of care and communication provided by the various healthcare professionals attending to us. At the end of my stay, I shared my observations and perception of the labor & delivery and postpartum hospital experience with the department administrator and ombudsman. Upon providing my feedback I was impressed with the reception I received. My input was welcomed and embraced. Notes were taken, discussions were had, dialogue opened up about what could have been improved and what worked. The ombudsman contacted me a month later
In Judith Wright's poem, "Stillborn," Wright provides a heart-wrenching look into the feelings a mother of a stillborn child. I feel it is best described when Wright says, "Those who have onced expected the pains of that dark birth which takes but without giving and ends in double loss" (Wright 8-11).
Miscarriages happen to 1 in 5 pregnancies, yet no one talks about it. When a woman finds out that she miscarried, most of the time only she and her husband know about it. People don’t want to talk about tragedy because there’s already so much of it. However, talking about miscarriages could help with pain and bring women who have had miscarriages together. Talking about their experiences with other women who went through the same thing could make them feel better knowing they aren’t alone. Miscarriages are a taboo subject, but opening up about it could be beneficial.
My observation in the Fetal Care Center was intended to follow one family (Family A) through their day of appointments, starting with the Genetic Counselor, Social Worker,
I will be comparing and contrasting two qualitative studies: (1) an ethnographic study that examined the care and management of women experiencing early miscarriage in a hospital (Murphy & Philpin, 2010); and (2) a phenomenological study focused on the emotional needs of dying patients (Law, 2009).
A sweeping trend in rural areas has taken a toll on the health of the populations that live there; hospitals are closing or reducing their obstetric and maternity services. Reduced access to maternity services in rural areas affects the sustainability of communities as a whole (Miewald et al., 2011). Mary Breckinridge introduced midwives to rural Appalachia in the 1920s and brought about a significant decrease in maternal mortality. The broad return of modern midwifery could reduce economic burdens as well as decrease infant and maternal mortality in areas with limited access to care. The purpose of this paper paper is to discuss the life and legacy of Mary Breckinridge, examine the
The arrival of a new baby, especially the first always marks a new beginning for a mother. It comes with a lot of challenges more so if the mother is less knowledgeable about baby care. Take such as cleaning the baby for the first time, or feeding, it is not easy. The baby is still fragile and slippery and needs a special care. But if the mother is not ready for all these, or maybe, does not have any knowledge on what to do, the baby’s life might be endangered since the baby needs a special care which only the mother can give.