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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...

2014-03-17 23:24:40

Praeclarus Press is excited to bring perinatal professionals the chance to learn and discuss the most up-to-date findings on maternal-infant safety. Attend sessions with a leading panel of experts as they discuss the role of perinatal professionals during labor, maternal mortality, safety considerations in skin-to-skin contact, and safe infant sleep. Amarillo, TX (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 Praeclarus Press presents the Maternal-Infant Safety Conference focusing on new findings in the fields...

2014-02-18 14:13:10

Journal special issue highlights the Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership A series of studies are published in a special supplement that presents results of the Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership—a three-year pilot program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with the goal of improving the health of Ethiopian mothers and their newborns. This special issue of the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health is published by Wiley on behalf of the...

2014-02-06 12:26:57

Institute of Healthcare Improvement webinar examines ways to reduce maternal death rate CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All women who undergo cesarean delivery are at risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), a disease that can lead to long-term complications and even death, a leading perinatal expert stated during a recent webinar hosted by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131024/CG03341LOGO) "Essentially every...

2014-01-31 23:34:05

The rate of infant and maternal mortality for Blacks is twice the rate for Whites in the U.S., so it is important to address barriers to care that Black women face. To celebrate Black History Month, Praeclarus Press and the Simkin Center at Bastyr University offer a webinar that teaches nurses, midwives, physicians, and lactation consultants how to make their practices welcoming to African American women, thereby addressing disparities in infant and maternal mortality. Amarillo, Texas...

2014-01-09 08:29:10

Partnership reveals improved maternal health outcomes in Uganda and Zambia pilot districts WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of women dying during pregnancy and childbirth declined sharply over one year in eight pilot districts in Uganda and Zambia where Saving Mothers, Giving Life has deployed a battery of life-saving interventions, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-led public-private partnership announced today. The first annual report, a...

2013-12-02 21:09:31

The new report, “Maternal Mortality in France,” coordinated by Inserm Unit U953, Epidemiological Research Unit on Perinatal Health and Women’s and Children’s Health, announces a reduction in the rate of mortality due to postpartum hemorrhage—the leading cause of maternal mortality in France—for the 2007-2009 data compared to 2004-2006. Twenty recommendations have been formulated by the French National Expert Committee on Maternal Mortality with the aim of raising awareness among...

2013-11-21 08:26:40

LONDON, November 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The St John International team today hosted celebrated social rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu at their offices in London to discuss the development work of the global health charity and the maternal and newborn health work they are rolling out across Africa. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131121/654215 ) Archbishop Tutu, who chaired South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was...

2013-11-19 08:28:36

Initial commitment of $6 million dedicated to addressing growing U.S. problem WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that Merck for Mothers has launched programs aimed at decreasing the number of women across the United States who die from or suffer severe complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...