Labor and Delivery

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Acupuncture as a Catalyst for Labor

It’s a common story: a woman reaches 40 weeks of pregnancy and finds herself facing a deadline to go into spontaneous labor. If she’d like to avoid a medical induction, there’s often a mountain of advice telling her what to do to kickstart the...

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Why Cesareans are Prevalent Despite Increased Risk of Complications

C-sections account for roughly one-third of deliveries in the United States despite the fact that complications from the procedure contribute directly to the increasing maternal death rate. Michael Nix, MD, FACOG, Assistant Professor at the Department of Women’s Health at Dell Medical School discusses factors...

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Austin Expecting Reading List: 2017 Provider Picks

Is it just us, or does the start of a new year always get you itching to roll out a fresh new reading list? For new and expecting parents, for those planning for pregnancy, for caregivers and all those professionals working in the birth community,...

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2016 Austin Birth Awards Winners Announced

The 2016 Austin Birth Awards, hosted and organized by Central Texas Breastfeeding Coalition and benefitting the local non-profit Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas, were announced at the awards ceremony at George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center on October 14. ...