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2014-08-12 11:16:44

Wiley While a rise in cesarean section (C-section) delivery rates due to breech presentation has improved neonatal outcome, 40% of term breech deliveries in the Netherlands are planned vaginal deliveries. According to a new Dutch study that is published today in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, there is a 10-fold increase in fetal mortality in vaginal delivery for breech presentation compared to...

2013-10-29 11:55:50

Technique soothing, but linked to heightened risk of osteoarthritis and hip replacement in middle age A resurgence in the popularity of traditional swaddling has prompted fears of a rise in developmental hip problems in babies, which are now known to be linked to the technique, warns a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. The swaddling of infants used to be an almost universal practice, but fell out of favor in many parts of the world. But the...

2013-07-24 23:29:34

The Louisville, Kentucky personal injury law firm of Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC has released an infographic designed to help parents and families gain a deeper understanding of birth trauma and birth injuries that can result from fetal distress. Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 The firm of Brett H. Oppenheimer, PLLC created an infographic to help teach parents and parents-to-be about fetal distress and other factors in the labor and delivery process that may lead to a birth...

2013-04-18 23:26:16

When a baby is in the breech position at the end of pregnancy, obstetricians can sometimes turn the baby head-down to enable a safer vaginal birth. In the past, women were not given anesthesia during the turning procedure, which requires the physician to push on the woman's abdomen while monitoring the baby with ultrasound. But a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital shows anesthesia is cost-effective because it increases the...

2012-05-11 14:27:25

But increases admissions to special care baby units Research: Outcomes of elective induction of labor compared with expectant management: population based study Induction of labor beyond 37 weeks of pregnancy can reduce perinatal mortality (death before, during or shortly after birth) without increasing caesarean section rates, finds a study published on bmj.com today. However, induction is associated with a greater risk of admission to a special care baby unit. Induction of labor...

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. Australian researchers found that, among babies born by a planned repeat C-section, 0.9 percent died or suffered serious complications, compared with 2.4 percent of babies delivered by a planned vaginal birth after a previous C-section. Meanwhile, a British study found the chance...

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. The researchers, led by Caroline Crowther from the Australian Research Centre...

2012-02-09 14:53:52

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that indicate that women who deliver their first baby early are more likely to have a subsequent baby that is small for its gestational age, even when the second pregnancy is carried to term. While there is much research that shows mothers who deliver their first babies early are more likely to have subsequent babies early,...

2011-12-22 06:45:57

Fetal heart rate monitor also tracks how well an infant is using oxygen Despite the numerous medical advances that happen every day, the infant mortality rate in the United States is still higher than most European countries. While experts believe this is closely linked to the growing rate of pre-term births, researchers are committed to finding ways to make labor and delivery safer. Northwestern Medicine® researchers are examining a new device that may support improved newborn health...

2011-09-02 12:18:29

Medical students who practiced on a patient simulator before assisting in real-life vaginal deliveries scored significantly higher on their final examinations than did students receiving a lecture only at the start of an obstetric clerkship. Results of the University of South Florida randomized, controlled trial appear in the September 2011 issue of the high-impact journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. The USF researchers also found that students receiving simulation training were...


Latest Breech birth Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 17:02:45

Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...

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