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Childbirth /

by Fisanick, Christina.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Opposing viewpoints series. Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2009Description: 233 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0737741961 .Subject(s): Young Adult literature - non-fiction | Childbirth
Contents:
How can safety and comfort during childbirth be assured? Epidurals are safe for the management of pain during childbirth / Kathryn J. Alexander ; Epidurals during labor are not safe for the mother and baby / Sarah J. Buckley ; Episiotomies are sometimes prudent / Gerard M. DiLeo ; Episiotomies are not necessary / Beth Howard ; Cesarean deliveries are safe and frequently necessary / Tiffanie Darke ; Vaginal birth after cesarean birth (VBAC) is not safe for all women / Melissa M. Kaczmarczyk, Par Sparen, Paul Terry, Sven Cnattingius -- What are the best conditions for childbirth? Women should be given choices about where to give birth / Cynthia Overgard ; Focusing on choices about where to give birth detracts from the purpose of childbirth / Margaret McCartney ; Home births are safe / Janelle Weiner ; Home births are not safe for some women / Catherine Bennett ; Hospital births can be safe / William Camann Kathryn Alexander ; Hospital births involve unnecessary and unsafe procedures / Yvonne Cryns -- How can rights and preferences be honored during childbirth? Childbearing women have rights / Childbirth Connection ; Fetal monitoring during labor can prevent cerebral palsy and therefore should be used / Howard A. Janet ; Fetal monitoring during labor cannot prevent cerebral palsy and therefore should not be used / Michael F. Greene ; Birth plans can improve the childbirth experience / Judith Lothian ; Birth plans do not improve the childbirth experience / Ingela Lundgren, Marie Berg, Ginilla Lindmark ; Women have the right to elective cesareans / Mary E. Hannah ; Elective cesareans should not be performed routinely / Kathi Carlisle Fountain Kristen Suthers -- Who should assist and be present during childbirth? Doulas can be helpful during childbirth / Kristen Davenport ; Doulas can be too controlling during childbirth / Lucy Freeman ; Midwives are a good choice for some women / Jon Marshall ; Fathers should be present during childbirth / Fatherhood Institute ; Fathers should not be present during childbirth / Sandra Dick ; Grandmothers can be helpful during childbirth / Carolynn Bauer Zorn ; Grandmothers are not helpful during childbirth / Rebecca Eckler.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 220-223) and index.

How can safety and comfort during childbirth be assured? Epidurals are safe for the management of pain during childbirth / Kathryn J. Alexander ; Epidurals during labor are not safe for the mother and baby / Sarah J. Buckley ; Episiotomies are sometimes prudent / Gerard M. DiLeo ; Episiotomies are not necessary / Beth Howard ; Cesarean deliveries are safe and frequently necessary / Tiffanie Darke ; Vaginal birth after cesarean birth (VBAC) is not safe for all women / Melissa M. Kaczmarczyk, Par Sparen, Paul Terry, Sven Cnattingius -- What are the best conditions for childbirth? Women should be given choices about where to give birth / Cynthia Overgard ; Focusing on choices about where to give birth detracts from the purpose of childbirth / Margaret McCartney ; Home births are safe / Janelle Weiner ; Home births are not safe for some women / Catherine Bennett ; Hospital births can be safe / William Camann and Kathryn Alexander ; Hospital births involve unnecessary and unsafe procedures / Yvonne Cryns -- How can rights and preferences be honored during childbirth? Childbearing women have rights / Childbirth Connection ; Fetal monitoring during labor can prevent cerebral palsy and therefore should be used / Howard A. Janet ; Fetal monitoring during labor cannot prevent cerebral palsy and therefore should not be used / Michael F. Greene ; Birth plans can improve the childbirth experience / Judith Lothian ; Birth plans do not improve the childbirth experience / Ingela Lundgren, Marie Berg, and Ginilla Lindmark ; Women have the right to elective cesareans / Mary E. Hannah ; Elective cesareans should not be performed routinely / Kathi Carlisle Fountain and Kristen Suthers -- Who should assist and be present during childbirth? Doulas can be helpful during childbirth / Kristen Davenport ; Doulas can be too controlling during childbirth / Lucy Freeman ; Midwives are a good choice for some women / Jon Marshall ; Fathers should be present during childbirth / Fatherhood Institute ; Fathers should not be present during childbirth / Sandra Dick ; Grandmothers can be helpful during childbirth / Carolynn Bauer Zorn ; Grandmothers are not helpful during childbirth / Rebecca Eckler.

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