OB-GYNs Debunk 13 Childbirth Myths | Debunked

High-risk OB-GYNs Dr. Laura Riley and Dr. Dena Goffman debunk 13 myths about childbirth. They explain what your water breaking really means, if you should eat the placenta, and how long labor lasts. They also talk about when you should get an epidural — plus how getting one does not increase your risk of needing a C-section.

Riley is the chair of obstetrics and gynecology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. You can learn more about her work here:

Goffman is the chief obstetrician at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. You can learn more about her work here:

0:00 Intro
0:39 Wide hips mean easier birth
1:34 The best position to labor and give birth is on your back
2:29 You can induce labor by eating spicy food
3:41 Your water breaks with no warning
4:45 If your water breaks, that means the baby is coming very soon
5:54 Eating the placenta is good for you
7:10 Labor usually lasts a couple of hours
8:57 Doctors slap the baby on the back after birth
9:31 An epidural increases the chance of needing a C-section
10:19 Get the epidural early before it’s too late
11:23 C-sections are the “easy way out”
12:01 You need to cut the cord as soon as the baby is out
12:59 Doing yoga poses can turn your breech baby

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OB-GYNs Debunk 13 Childbirth Myths | Debunked

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