Quantcast

Latest Birth Stories

2014-08-11 16:27:32

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Seleni Institute was honored last week to welcome the first female Speaker of the US House of Representatives in US history and current House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to tour its facility and learn more about both Seleni and the mental health issues women face during their reproductive years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140811/135155 Leader Pelosi said, "The Seleni Institute is a remarkable model for caring for women's...

Babies Born To Healthy Mothers Are Similar In Size Worldwide
2014-07-07 03:35:52

University of Oxford Poor nutrition and health, not race or ethnicity, cause most of the current wide disparities in fetal growth and newborn size Babies' growth in the womb and their size at birth, especially their length, are strikingly similar the world over – when babies are born to healthy, well-educated and well-nourished mothers. That's the finding of a landmark international study, INTERGROWTH-21st, led by Oxford University researchers, which involved almost 60,000...

2014-06-27 23:10:38

Women who give birth the U.S. often find that it can be difficult, and as a result many are hiring doulas to provide continuous labor support. Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman-Supported Childbirth in America, describes the work of doulas, the dilemmas they face, and why they have become the ambassadors for the midwifery model of care in the U.S. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 An increasing number of American women are hiring doulas to attend them during labor...

2014-06-27 08:25:58

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is at the forefront of innovative research and treatment programs centered on postpartum mental health issues CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As people across the nation struggle to understand how a woman in New York City could strap a 10-month-old son to her chest and leap to her death from an eight-floor window, 350 researchers, childbirth professionals, social support providers, mental and public health providers,...

2014-05-29 23:16:09

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has recently recognized that when women receive doula care during labor they are less likely to have cesarean births. In their book, Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman Supported Birth in America, Christine Morton and Elayne Clift provide a social history of doula care in the U.S., and describe how doulas are the ambassadors to the midwifery model of care. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Childbirth in America...

2014-05-02 08:25:34

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Being a mother involves major responsibilities and love. That's why it's important to take steps before, during and after pregnancy. If you're thinking about becoming pregnant, consider the following: 1. Plan your pregnancy -- If you have doubts about pregnancy and motherhood, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a section titled My Reproductive Life Plan that provides a series of tips to help you....

2014-04-17 10:32:57

Changing where a newborn baby is held before its umbilical cord is clamped could lead to improved uptake in hospitals of delayed cord clamping, leading to a decreased risk of iron deficiency in infancy, according to new results published in The Lancet. Delaying clamping of the umbilical cord until around two minutes after birth allows for blood to pass from the mother's placenta to the baby, and has previously been shown to reduce the risk of iron deficiency in infancy. However, current...

2014-04-16 23:16:24

In the United States one out of every three births is a cesarean section, a statistic that has risen dramatically since it was first measured in 1965. Doulas are recognized as an effective way to help mothers avoid births with interventions which can result in a surgical deliveries. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Praeclarus Press celebrates April as Cesarean Awareness Month, as promoted by the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN). With the national average of c-sections...

2014-04-14 23:04:35

Health and Wellness Expert, Author and Entrepreneur to Produce Educational and Inspiring Documentary Once Project Funding Goal is Reached Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Entrepreneur and philanthropist Alina Reyzelman announces plans to produce “Sunshine Baby,” a documentary focusing on helping families understand the truth about healthy pregnancies as they prepare for their newborn. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the United States spends $98 billion...

2014-03-29 23:03:14

In the United States the doula profession is growing and gaining more recognition as women become more informed about their birth options and have access to more providers of their choosing. Whether they are chosen to offer birth or postpartum care, families who choose doula support find their contributions priceless. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 March 22-28, 2014 is recognized as World Doula Week, chosen for celebration in the Spring because of the countless cultures that...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'