Childbirth http://nhpr.org en Rethinking Frankenstein http://nhpr.org/post/rethinking-frankenstein <p>A literary critic turns a much-held notion of the parable of Mary Shelly's story on its head.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:03:05 +0000 Todd Bookman & Virginia Prescott 2744 at http://nhpr.org Rethinking Frankenstein 'Fragile Beginnings': When Babies Are Born Too Soon http://nhpr.org/post/fragile-beginnings-when-babies-are-born-too-soon Dr. Adam Wolfberg had two daughters and another on the way when his wife, Kelly, went into labor. But this joyous occasion had come much too soon — Kelly was three months away from her due date. After just 26 weeks in the womb, their baby daughter Larissa entered the world by emergency cesarean section and was whisked into the neonatal intensive care unit of a Boston hospital. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:01:00 +0000 2393 at http://nhpr.org 'Fragile Beginnings': When Babies Are Born Too Soon Virtual Baby Heads off Birth Complications (and Does So Without Dancing) http://nhpr.org/post/virtual-baby-heads-birth-complications-and-does-so-without-dancing <p>The hospital delivery room is not a fun place for surprises - the more parents and medical staff know going in, the better the outcome usually is. <a href="http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/rethinking-healthcare/predibirth-birth-simulators-cut-back-on-emergency-c-sections/7612" target="_blank">The Predibirth system</a> helps keep surprises to a minimum by MRI-scanning Junior in the womb* and running virtual simulations of labor - if it sees a potentially serious problem, like baby&#39;s head being bigger than expected, doctors can consider planning a c-section in advance. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 18:07:30 +0000 Brady Carlson 864 at http://nhpr.org Virtual Baby Heads off Birth Complications (and Does So Without Dancing)