For the first time, doctors have imaged a live birth using a special MRI machine, hoping to illuminate the birthing process and understand how complications may develop. The mother and baby — who was born Nov. 20 — are both doing fine, according to doctors at Berlin's Charité hospital, who announced the results today.
By Laura AllenPosted 03.14.2008 at 6:58 am 2 Comments
Is the TV scenario of birth—that of a mother drenched in sweat and howling for an epidural—the reality? Researchers from Britains Newcastle University announced today that most mothers do, in fact, underestimate the pain theyll experience during childbirth. And by and large, women who planned on having a drug-free labor didnt end up getting one. This expectation-experience gap, say the researchers, can leave mothers disappointed when its not the labor of their dreams.