Regional Analgesics and Anesthetics

A regional analgesic provides adequate pain relief without affecting motor abilities or level of consciousness. A regional anesthetic provides not only excellent pain relief, but it also results in the loss of motor sensations,...

Labor Partner’s Summary

Below is a short and quick summary that guides the labor partner to the right management of the various situations that come with labor from the very beginning to the end of the fourth...

Length of Hospital Stay after Birth

The length of the hospital stay will be determined by the mother’s health insurance, the health of the mother and baby, the needs of the other children at home, and monetary concerns. Some mothers...

Visiting the New Sibling in Hospital

A mother’s ability to adjust to a home situation that includes other children will be greatly improved if the other children are allowed to visit her in the hospital. Visiting their mother will reduce...

Fourth Stage of Labor — Bonding & Recovery

During the fourth stage of labor, your caregiver will repair the episiotomy, if one was done, as well as any vaginal or perineal lacerations. If the repair work becomes uncomfortable, ask for another injection...