Giving birth by caesarean section (C-section) is safer than ever. Today's anesthesiology and pain management treatments ease pain for mothers.
With advancements in non-invasive imaging and surgical techniques, it is now possible to treat many problems in a fetus before birth.
Pain management options for vaginal childbirth include epidural, subarachnoid blocks, nitrous oxide and several other alternatives.
A certified nurse-midwife provides services complementary to those of a physician, including most issues that arise during normal pregnancies and births.
Infections and antimicrobial resistance pose a profound threat in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) so special protective measures are emphasized.