Male Midwife: Women Need Childbirth Pain To "Prepare" for Demands Of…

Professor and midwife Dr. Denis Walsh says moms-to-be get too many epidurals these days, depriving them of the important character-building effects of agony. » 7/13/09 9:30am 7/13/09 9:30am

Swedish Study Says: Just Get The Epidural

Science guy says: "Our conclusion is that natural childbirth preparation with psychoprophylaxis does not reduce the need for epidural analgesia or improve the birth experience, when compared with the standard form of antenatal education." Translation: watch the labor scene in any rom-com! » 5/28/09 5:20pm 5/28/09 5:20pm

Have You Heard The Rumor About Tramp Stamps?

Can a woman with a lower-back tattoo receive an epidural? In a word, yes. But somehow, year after year, the issue around ink and spinal injection keeps coming back. Today there's an article in The Wall Street Journal, which references a report from 2002 in which two Canadian anesthesiologists questioned whether… » 9/18/07 1:00pm 9/18/07 1:00pm