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.
Hmong families will bury the placenta below the home after delivery with the smooth side facing upward. If a woman is unable to give birth in her home or a family member’s home an evil spirit, also called a dab, may injure her. American births traditionally take place in the hospital. Although, home births are starting to become a growing trend in American these births are almost always assisted by a midwife.
There are more techniques and strategies for births today. The mother’s are taught to plan ahead and what to do in the event of their water breaking. The doctors today are more skilled to deal with complications if any occur during the birth. Medicine is also a key factor to the advancement of pain management for the mothers with pain during contractions. Epidural and Natural births both have advanced since my Nana’s birth the medicines are more advanced with helping with pain.
The current generations of people living in the United States are accustomed to hospital births. Hospital births have become very popular in the last century, with very little home births happening. “Are hospitals the safest place for healthy women to have babies?” is an article by Dr. Neel Shah, an obstetrician, that addresses the increasing danger of hospital births. This article is intended to persuade the reader and convince them that hospital births have become riskier for healthy women than in the past. The author uses evidence, such as facts and statistics, and reasoning to persuade the reader into believing that hospital births are not the best option for childbirth.
I personally just think the times have changed. We are accustomed to sterility, to cleanliness, to all these wonderful things but don’t realize that people back then lived just as healthy if not healthier then now. It is normal, to give birth like that, and I will not deny that it is much safer and that some cases would not be
From the fourteenth to mid seventeen centuries a profession called midwifery was developed, it is the practice in which normally a woman is trained in assisting other women during child birth. During the Renaissance there was very little knowledge on normal child birth so, when complicated births began occurring midwives had to become creative to discover solutions. At the beginning of the Renaissance the survival rate of a newborn child was slim so, new medical instruments were created to increase the amount of successful delivery’s. Child birth was not something that was discussed in public but as information about midwifery began spread it developed into a profession with guidelines. Midwifery became a legitimate profession during the Renaissance
Introduction As a nurse there is a responsibility to make sure the client has the information necessary to make decisions regarding their health and the health of their family. The primary goal of maternity nursing is to optimize the health and well-being of the mother and the baby. This will be an individualized teaching plan for the prenatal client. The stage of growth and development are described with support from literature.
Shah addresses the reader with caring motives and understanding of how physically demanding and life-changing pregnancy can be. ‘’I am acutely aware that even women with healthy pregnancies can develop life-threatening hemorrhage, fetal distress, or other unanticipated emergencies during labor.’’ Shah recognizes the risk associated with pregnancy and tells the reader of his concerns. He even recognizes the amount of financial expenses and stress associated with C-sections. ‘’Nearly, half of the of the caesareans we do in the US currently appear to be
Week five; the heart takes its first beat. Week sixteen; the lungs take their first breath. Week twenty-three; the first movement is felt. To have the privilege to be part of this life-changing journey and a woman’s story is what inspires me to become a midwife. Pregnancy and birth are natural processes in which I believe all women are designed for and therefore capable of.
Having a baby comes with a mix of emotions, not only for the woman but also for their family. This joyous, exciting, and sometimes terrifying moment in a woman’s life just scratches the surface of thoughts that are going through her head. Since more women are in the workforce, “scheduling” pregnancies around company time-off has become the norm. In order for some woman to get a couple months of paid leave they would have to work two years straight, without taking any sick or vacation leave. This kind of dedication can put strain on a woman, both physically and emotionally.
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.
Dorothy Roberts ' Killing the Black Body confronts racial injustice in America by tackling the historical and ever-present assault on Black women 's procreative freedom and reproductive autonomy. It emphasizes the significance of including Black women 's experience with issues such as perceived promiscuity and eugenics, and the struggle to control their own bodies in the study of the birth control and reproductive liberty movement. Roberts centralizes her arguments on four central themes, which include how "Regulating Black women 's reproductive decisions has been a central aspect of racial oppression in America,… how the control of their reproduction has shaped the meaning of reproductive liberty in America,… that we need to reconsider the meaning of reproductive liberty to take into account its relationship to racial oppression,… and that reproductive freedom is a matter of social justice, not individual choice" (Roberts, 6). Simone de Beauvoir wrote in her feminist philosophy, The Second Sex, that "It was as a Mother that woman was fearsome: it is in maternity that she must be transfigured and enslaved". She appropriately described how in Motherhood, a woman 's identity can be devalued.
It was thought to be improper to see a woman give birth. “Childbirth was one area of life that was distinctly female; men...generally excluded from the birthing chamber” (Married Life). Although this allows for many sexist ideas to be shared, it also allows for the beautiful relationships between women to be created. Women had to stick together in a world run by men. They became a strong, quiet network of friends and families that wove their way through hard times and
Introduction “The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity” from Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and the Body by Susan Bordo (1993) introduces the discourses around the female body, and the different perspectives that influence this body. She goes on to explain that the body is a medium for culture, from which contemporary societies can replicate itself. In addition, Bordo (1993) provides continuous insight on how women have changed throughout the years to be more within societies norms, and how they have transformed so much to manage their bodies to becoming desirable within the culture. Throughout this essay, I will be explaining how women have for centuries, used there bodies as a means to rebel against these norms that have been placed upon them, such as being a typical housewife. For years, women have been discriminated against and unable to speak their opinion.
Concept Hydrotherapy can be exercised in two ways during the laboring process: water immersion in labor, in which during the first stage of labor the laboring woman gets into a pool or tub of warm water prior to the baby being born and waterbirth, in which the woman remains in the water during the pushing stage. Showering also provides laboring moms with the comforts of warm water. While the concept of water immersion during labor is widely accepted, the safety of waterbirth is more controversial (Dykes, 2017). Many of the benefits of water immersion are attributed to the buoyancy of the water, such as the pressure water puts on the body. Other benefits include lower episiotomy rates and labor progress facilitation due to decreased stress and