Although short birth
intervals have long been linked to infant and child mortality, most research has relied on retrospective data, which may be inaccurate if participating par-ems misremember the timing of events or omit mention of deceased infants.
A team of Dutch researchers decided to test whether low risk women at the onset of labour with planned home birth
have a higher rate of rare but severe outcomes than those with planned hospital births
Statistics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi show that the sex ratio at birth
fluctuated between 2001 and 2010 for both citizens and non-citizens.
While out-of-wedlock births
have long been associated with teen mothers, the birth
rate among girls ages 10 to 17 actually dropped last year to the lowest level on record.
A midwife and widow, she had already given birth
to 12 children by the age of 37.
1) Similar associations were found between fathers' place of birth
and the odds that an infant was breast-fed.
Scientific and theological developments combined with overwhelming popular sentiment to push church leaders toward revising their long-standing official opposition to birth
Babies conceived 18 months to 5 years after a previous birth
are healthier than those conceived at shorter or longer intervals, a massive data analysis shows.
In opposition to such violent, medicalized births
, obstetricians such as Grantly Dick-Read (Natural Childbirth, 1933) and Fernand Lamaze (Painless Childbirth: the Lamaze Method, 1956) introduced more-natural methods, laying groundwork for the contemporary birth
Luckily for parents whose child was born at the Liverpool Women's Hospital, they can register the birth
before they leave hospital the as hospital features a dedicated registrar's office on the first floor, outside the Diana, Princess of Wales Suite.
Comment: The interpretation of this study is complicated by the likelihood that women who choose a home birth
differ in certain respects from those who plan a hospital birth
The number of women choosing to give birth
at home in Wales has fallen for the first time.