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Unformatted text preview: Optimal birth position is squatting if not in water Two primary birth classes Lamaze: most popular; teaches breathing; to help oxygenate the blood; help respond to pain of contraction through distractions Bradley: try to educate a woman through breathing and visualization A woman will not be given an epidural until the woman is 4cm dilated Benefits of breastfeeding children tend to be less obese as adults increase verbal ability decrease allergies/asthma as adults bonding cheaper mom lose the pregnancy weight as well lower rate of breast cancer Cons of breastfeeding learned behavior isolated mom may not be able to or baby cant suck on the breast...
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This document was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course HLTH 140 at Maryland.
- Fall '08