Latest Midwifery Stories

2014-07-21 23:09:35

Northern Westchester Hospital works to save the lives of women faced with severe complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Westchester County, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Northern Westchester Hospital today announced its collaboration with the New York State District of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG District II) on the Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI). The project has one goal: to save the lives of women faced with severe complications related to...

2014-06-27 23:10:38

Women who give birth the U.S. often find that it can be difficult, and as a result many are hiring doulas to provide continuous labor support. Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman-Supported Childbirth in America, describes the work of doulas, the dilemmas they face, and why they have become the ambassadors for the midwifery model of care in the U.S. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 An increasing number of American women are hiring doulas to attend them during labor...

2014-06-25 08:31:32

Building on the positive results from Phase 1, the public-private partnership outlines new strategy for Phase 2 expansion in Uganda and Zambia WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-led public-private partnership to accelerate the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality, announced plans to more than double its geographic presence in Uganda and Zambia, with an expanded...

2014-06-24 23:09:19

Fourth Annual Event Attracts Nearly 60 Students Hyden, KY (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Frontier Nursing University (FNU) hosted its 4th Annual PRIDE Diversity Impact Event on the FNU campus in Hyden, Kentucky, June 6-8, 2014. Nearly 60 students, alumni, faculty and staff united for fellowship, networking and to participate in leadership discussions related to increasing diversity in nursing and midwifery. This event provides programming for students to explore issues related to diversity and...

2014-06-23 23:01:44

With more women looking for low-intervention birthing options, Saint Luke's South Hospital's new midwifery care will help deliver the experience that moms want. Overland Park, Kan. (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Saint Luke’s South Hospital’s Maternity Center recently expanded its services by adding the hospital’s first certified nurse midwife. Diane Utz, A.P.R.N., CNM, has previously worked as a doula, childbirth educator, and labor and delivery nurse. She will deliver babies at the...

2014-06-23 09:42:06

The Lancet Experts urge global leaders to recognize midwifery's 'vital potential' to save lives of women and infants worldwide Midwifery has a crucial part to play in saving the lives of millions of women and children who die during and around the time of pregnancy, according to a major new Series, published in The Lancet. The Series, produced by an international group of academics, clinicians, professional midwives, policymakers and advocates for women and children, is the most...

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...

2014-05-29 23:16:09

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has recently recognized that when women receive doula care during labor they are less likely to have cesarean births. In their book, Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman Supported Birth in America, Christine Morton and Elayne Clift provide a social history of doula care in the U.S., and describe how doulas are the ambassadors to the midwifery model of care. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Childbirth in America...

2014-05-21 23:11:51

As Seen on PBS HEALTHLINK with Benita Zahn: Suzanne B. O’Brien RN & Hospice Nurse is offering 3 events in June. A love donation seminar Doula: a Bridge to End of Life Care on Saturday, June 7, 2014 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 181 Western Avenue, Albany and The End Of Life Doula Training Programs Saturday, June 28th and Sunday, June 29th 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Holiday Inn Wolf Rd, Albany. (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Stirred by her experience as a hospice and oncology nurse, Suzanne...

Latest Midwifery 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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