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1 Birth Medicalization of Birth • Turn of 20 th century • Move towards hospital birth – Rise of obstetrics • Women’s Health Movement Birth in the U.S. • Prenatal care – From 1 st trimester • Birth location – 98-99% in hospital • Electronic fetal monitoring • Induction of labor – Use of pitocin Birth in the U.S. • Pain/Pain Management – Epidural Epidural
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2 Birth in the U.S. • Pain/Pain Management – Epidural Pain management Birth in the U.S. • Pain/Pain Management – Epidural • Episiotomy Birth in the U.S. • Pain/Pain Management – Epidural • Episiotomy • Cesarean section
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3 Breastfeeding Breast is best! Recommendations • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – At least 1 year (delay feeding until 6 months) – Three years or longer is perfectly normal • World Health Organization (WHO)
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Unformatted text preview: 2 years or more Health Benefits For infant/toddler nutritional, developmental, psychological, & immunological For mother risk of breast, ovarian, and cervical cancer osteoporosis For the environment No factory production Breastfeeding Rates in the U.S. According to the AAP, about 77% initiate breastfeeding 39% at 6 months 20% by one year Breastfeeding Rates in the U.S. Inadequate training of health professionals- Lack of education for parents- Disruptive hospital policies & lack of follow-up care - Inappropriate interruption of breastfeeding Promotion of artificial formula- Free supplies from hospitals & physicians- Media portrayal of bottlefeeding as the norm Lack of societal support - Sexualization of the female breast...
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