Saturday, August 08, 2009

The Antepartum Doula

Mothering and More

When a mother finds herself labeled “high-risk”, she also faces the possibility of enduring seemingly endless hours of bed rest. More than 700,000 women each year are advised to limit activity and remain in bed as a result of a complication during their pregnancy. That means nearly one in five pregnant women find themselves in this situation.

Mothers are labeled “high-risk” when there are complications in their pregnancy that could result in maternal and fetal mortality, morbidity, or premature birth of the baby. Complications such as gestational diabetes, preterm labour, placenta previa, and hypertension are some of the reasons a mother might be restricted in her activity.

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