Latest Birth Stories

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.

2012-01-27 08:00:00

On Saturday 10th March 2011, Pregnancy Birth and Beyond will host the inaugural NSW Screening of the documentary ‘The Face of Birth: Where the Personal Gets Political’. Parramatta,

2012-01-17 11:00:00

C-section births now account for about 1/3 of all births according to the latest findings by Bulk Herb Store.

Mom's Mental Health Affects Fetus
2011-11-11 14:34:22

As a fetus grows, it’s constantly getting messages from its mother. It’s not just hearing her heartbeat and whatever music she might play to her belly; it also gets chemical signals through the placenta.

2011-08-09 15:10:00

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Theramed Corporation, Glenveigh Medical, and Body1, Inc. announce the launch of a website on critical childbirth complications at http://www.jetty.ca.

2011-08-01 08:00:00

WESTPORT, Conn., August 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tommee Tippee®, the number-one brand of infant and toddler feeding products in Great Britain, today introduces a new, free and easy way for parents to capture the once-in-a-lifetime story of their journey through pregnancy.

2011-07-05 19:49:54

Dr. Stef Kaandorp, from the Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, said that his group's research was the first to look at time to natural conception in women with RM, and that its results would help health professionals to advise and treat patients appropriately.

2011-06-02 00:00:32

Support and information are now readily available online for pregnant teenagers.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.