Download Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed by Marsden Wagner PDF

By Marsden Wagner

During this infrequent, behind-the-scenes examine what is going on in hospitals around the nation, an established scientific insider and foreign authority on childbirth assesses the mistaken American maternity care method, powerfully demonstrating the way it fails to convey secure, powerful deal with either moms and infants. Written for moms and dads, obstetricians, nurses, midwives, scientists, coverage pros, and someone considering having a baby, this passionate exposé records how, within the most costly maternity care approach on the earth, girls have misplaced keep watch over over childbirth and what the aggravating result of this phenomenon were. Born within the USA examines matters together with midwifery and the security of out-of-hospital start, how the method of changing into a physician can adversely impact either practitioners and their sufferers, and why there was an increase within the use of dicy yet doctor-friendly interventions, together with using Cytotec, a drug that has now not been authorized by means of the FDA for pregnant girls. most significantly, this gripping research, supported by means of many troubling own tales, explores how ladies can reclaim the childbirth event for the betterment of themselves and their children.

Born within the USA tells:

  • Why girls are 70% likely to die in childbirth in the US than in Europe
  • What motivates obstetricians to take advantage of risky and pointless medicines and procedures
  • How the current malpractice situation has been irritated via the phobia of accountability
  • Why approaches akin to cesarean part and delivery inductions are so easily used

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Contact your baby’s doctor if your baby: Z Isn’t gaining weight Z Spits up so forcefully that stomach contents shoot out of his or her mouth (vomits) Z Spits up green or yellow fluid Z Spits up blood or a material that looks like coffee grounds Z Resists feedings Z Has blood in his or her stool Z Has other signs of illness, such as fever, diarrhea or difficulty breathing These signs and symptoms might indicate an underlying condition. Some babies experience infant gastroesophageal reflux (GER). For more information on GER, see page 382.

WEANING There will come a time when it’s best for baby and you to transition from the breast to a cup. Your baby is growing up and he or she is ready to take the next big step. Or, if your child is not ready for a cup, you may need to transition your child from the breast to a bottle. Breast-feeding is an intimate activity for you and your child. You may have mixed emotions about letting go. By CHAPTER 3: FEEDING BABY 57 taking a gradual approach to weaning — and offering plenty of love and affection — you can help your child make a smooth transition.

Don’t buy or use formula from containers with bulges, dents, leaks or rust spots. Formula in a damaged container may be unsafe. 62 PART 1: CARING FOR YOUR BABY DHA and ARA in infant formula can help infant eyesight and brain development, but other research has shown no benefit. In addition, in an effort to mimic the immune benefits of breast milk, some infant formulas now include probiotics — substances that promote the presence of healthy bacteria in the intestines. The data on probiotic-supplemented formulas is limited and long-term benefits or complications of the formula are unknown.

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