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2014-08-20 23:11:17

Beautiful Births is a feature length documentary that invites you to explore another side of pregnancy and childbirth not often shown in mainstream media. Filmed and directed by founder Jacqui Blue, the film's primary goal is to inform and educate women about natural childbirth using the Midwifery Model of Care and to act as a resource guide which allows women to be aware of their other options. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Filmmaker Jacqui Blue is putting the finishing...

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...

2014-08-05 11:45:19

University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester researchers urge creation of national reporting, quality measures for obstetrics care Expectant mothers anticipate a smooth delivery, yet 13 percent of all women in the U.S. experience obstetrical complications. A University of Rochester-led study, published in the August issue of Health Affairs, shows complication rates can vary as much as five-fold among hospitals, prompting researchers to call for the development of a national quality...

2014-08-04 08:27:11

CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by the federal government finds that community-based doulas - based on a program started by HealthConnect One - dramatically increase breastfeeding rates in underserved communities, where a baby's exposure to breast milk can help mitigate the impacts of poverty. "This study shows that community-based doulas can change the way our country cares for our most vulnerable moms and babies, and it can save taxpayer dollars," said...

2014-08-01 23:03:19

Frontier Nursing University Awarded Grant to Provide Scholarships to Students Planning to Serve Rural and/or Disadvantaged Communities Hyden, KY (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 Frontier Nursing University has been awarded a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) program. This two-year grant totals $700,000 and will provide direct support to 280 students over the grant period. The purpose of the AENT Program is to increase...

2014-07-31 23:05:26

With 75 Years of Experience in Educating Nurse-Midwives, FNU Gives the Facts on Midwifery as a Growing, Viable Healthcare Option Lexington, KY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Model moms are believers. PBS has a series dedicated to the practice. The Mayo Clinic reports positions in the field have grown exponentially in the last two decades. We’re talking about midwifery. And, as with any thriving industry, there are associated myths that need to be busted. The group to bust those myths is...

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...


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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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