Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Acupuncture and Pregnancy - Promise In Improving Rates Following IVF

ScienceDaily (Feb. 11, 2008) — A review of seven clinical trials of acupuncture given with embryo transfer in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) suggests that acupuncture may improve rates of pregnancy. An estimated 10 to 15 percent of couples experience reproductive difficulty and seek specialist fertility treatments, such as IVF. Full Article

Monday, February 11, 2008

Childbirth Educators and Your Pregnancy

A childbirth class led by a certified childbirth instructor is a great way for moms-to-be and their partners to prepare themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally for labor and delivery. Most hospitals offer classes, or you can take a course through a childbirth education association or independent instructor. Most childbirth educators are nurses who have experience working with women in labor or with postpartum women, while others are simply women who enjoyed their birth experience so much they want to help others have the best possible birth. Full Article