Latest Birth Stories

2012-12-23 05:01:50

Nine months of pregnancy and prenatal care prepares new moms for the birth of a new baby.

2012-10-26 04:00:05

NY Sports creates a Postpartum division to assist new mothers in their recovering from labor. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 Women experience

MRI Video Reveals Inside View Of Childbirth
2012-06-28 11:14:36

Researchers recently released a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) video of a woman giving birth; the clip allows people the opportunity to better understand what childbirth looks like from the interior.

2012-05-17 09:51:44

A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) found that a simple checklist-based childbirth safety program dramatically improved adherence to essential childbirth care practices at a pilot hospital in south India.

2012-05-11 14:27:25

Induction of labor beyond 37 weeks of pregnancy can reduce perinatal mortality (death before, during or shortly after birth) without increasing caesarean section rates.

2012-03-28 09:35:23

In this week's PLoS Medicine, the PLoS Medicine editors discuss new research studies on the risks associated with mode of childbirth following caesarean section.

2012-03-28 08:41:47

A paper by neuroscientists at the University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College suggests that ingestion of components of afterbirth or placenta -- placentophagia -- may offer benefits to human mothers and perhaps to non-mothers and males.

Planned, Repeat C-section May Be Safer Than Natural Birth
2012-03-15 03:23:18

Delivering a second baby by Caesarean after a previous C-section may be somewhat safer for both mother and baby than a vaginal birth, according to two studies published this week in the journal PLoS Medicine.

2012-03-13 22:44:49

An analysis of the UK Obstetric Surveillance System published in this week's PLoS Medicine shows that uterine rupture—a serious complication of pregnancy in which the wall of the uterus (womb) tears during pregnancy or early labour—is rare but for women who have previously had a caesarean section, the risk of rupture increases with the number of previous caesarean deliveries, a short interval since the last caesarean section, and with induced labour.

2012-03-13 22:40:31

A study by a group of Australian researchers—the Birth After Caesarean Study Group— published in this week's PLoS Medicine, suggests that in women who had a previous caesarean section, delivering their next baby by a planned repeat caesarean section was linked to better health outcomes for the mother during her stay in hospital and also better outcomes for her baby compared to having a vaginal birth.

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