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New water-birth mirror for safer deliveries

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 12:21

Scientists at Loughborough University in Britain have invented an illuminated, adjustable mirror that can be used under water when a baby is being born.

Music therapy for relieving labour pain getting popular

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 18:25

With medical practitioners vouching for music as a therapy to reduce pain and anxiety associated with child birth, especially among first time mothers, the trend is gaining wider acceptance.

Vaginal birth without pain-relieving medication boosts mum`s happiness

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 17:43

A new study has found that women who deliver naturally, endure labour pains without the help of epidural anesthesia and are accompanied by someone close during the birthing process are more content than women who give birth via caesarean section.

Sex during final weeks of pregnancy won`t speed up labour

Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 2012, 20:33

Pregnant women who are keen to jump-start their contractions have long relied on traditional remedies from eating hot curries to having sex, but scientists has revealed that making love doesn’t bring on labour.

Women fearing childbirth have longer labour

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 14:40

Women who fear childbirth tend to have longer labour than women who have no such fear, suggests a new research.

Inducing labour can slash newborn deaths

Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012, 14:09

But induction is associated with a greater risk of admission to a special care baby unit.

Painkillers found to be more effective against labour pain

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 18:52

Painkillers are better in relieving women of labour pain than softer approaches like massages, electronic pain relief machines and hypnosis, according to experts.

Prenatal yoga makes labour easier

Last Updated: Friday, September 02, 2011, 14:15

Prenatal yoga keeps limbs toned, improves balance and circulation.

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