Latest Labor induction Stories

2014-09-23 08:26:02

- Research Shows that Labor Induction, Used in 1-in-4 U.S. Births, Can Create a 'Cascade of Significant Medical Issues' For Mothers & Babies, While Costlier to Patients and Insurance Providers - WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is calling upon healthcare providers and pregnant women to avoid induction of labor at any time during pregnancy unless it is medically necessary. Approximately...

2014-06-25 16:25:58

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EvergreenHealth is pleased to announce the medical center has had zero elective inductions for early term pregnancies - those between 37 and 39 weeks gestation - since the third quarter of 2013, according to data collected by the Washington State Hospital Association's Partnership for Patients initiative. This announcement comes on the heels of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that reveals a...

2014-06-23 08:28:24

--Large Study Analyzes C-Sections, Induced Births Done Without Medical Indication, Adding to Risks for Infants-- PHILADELPHIA, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A large new study, covering millions of U.S. births over 15 years, finds that substantial numbers of babies, nearly one in 25, are born earlier than medically justified, through elective cesarean sections and elective induced labor. The study reinforces long-standing recommendations by professional medical and public...

2014-06-21 09:18:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study showed that many pregnant American women are having labor induced or Cesarean sections between 37 and 39 weeks gestation, which isn’t considered a full-term delivery. These “early elective” deliveries are associated with health issues and additional care for both mothers and their children. Published in the journal Medical Care, the study is based on birth certificates with hospital data for all births in...

2014-03-03 08:31:11

The Leapfrog Group Cautions Against Babies Being Born Too Soon, Hits National Target WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The national rate of maternal early elective deliveries dropped for the third year in a row, with the national average for the first time hitting the target rate of less than five percent, announced nonprofit hospital quality watchdog The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog). Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog, will release the new data at the...

2013-12-13 13:50:41

Study finds rising cesarean section rates nationally; induction of labor increases more sharply at rural hospitals Rates of unnecessary cesarean section and other potentially risky obstetric procedures show some significant differences between rural and urban hospitals in the United States, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. Both rural and urban hospitals showed increases...

Autism Risk Factors From Induced Or Augmented Labor
2013-08-13 06:32:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Pregnant women who have labor induced or augmented may have an increased risk of bearing children who are autistic, according to the findings of a large retrospective analysis appearing in the August 12 edition of the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers from Duke Medicine and the University of Michigan reviewed North Carolina state birth and educational records. They performed an epidemiological analysis of over 625,000 live...

2013-02-11 15:01:27

In a study to be presented on February 14 between 1:15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, California, researchers will present data showing changes in elective delivery policy have been successful in reducing elective deliveries prior to 39 weeks. Due to the troubling trend of elective delivery and induction, significant attention has been paid to the neonatal benefits of reducing elective...

Latest Labor induction Reference Libraries

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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