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2013-06-06 23:23:40

Tracie Achrem MSN CNM and Chris Borowski MSN CNM are offering valuable information and discussion about pregnancy and birth at Babies R Us located at Great Lakes Crossing, Orion Twp, Michigan. Orion Township, Michigan (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) are experts in labor and birth and provide highly personal care for low risk mothers and their families. Babies R Us is offering evening classes to meet CNMs in an open, relaxed atmosphere. "Expecting a baby is a very...

2013-05-16 23:29:34

When pregnant women seek information about what type of birth to have, it is not uncommon to gather facts and opinions from professionals. Dr. Merrie P. Wycoff provides an insider´s view in a new book that discusses the joy of childbirth through natural and orgasmic birthing. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Can a woman learn childbirth lessons from another´s personal account of labor and delivery? According to Dr. Merrie P. Wycoff, author of “Born In Orgasmic Bliss:...

2013-05-14 23:29:21

Impelled by her niece´s traumatic experience at childbirth, seasoned midwife, nurse and author Irene Chain-Kalinowski reaches out to women through “My Body My Baby” Auckland, New Zealand (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Childbirth. This experience is one of life´s grandest miracles. However, when her niece lost control of her childbirth experience, coupled with the escalating medical interventions and Caesarian Section rates, not to mention the poor diet and lack of exercise...

2013-04-19 16:21:45

Additional legislation and guidance around surrogate pregnancy is needed for healthcare professionals, says a new review published today (19th April) in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG). The review looks at the medico-legal challenges of surrogacy in modern obstetrics, highlighting recent changes in UK laws, the guidelines and legislation available and the legal requirements for parenthood and parental rights. The number of surrogate pregnancies in the UK is unknown, since...

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...

2013-04-09 18:20:52

A study published today in Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that multistate, hospital-based quality improvement programs can be remarkably effective at reducing early elective deliveries of babies. The rate of elective early term deliveries (i.e., inductions of labor and Cesarean sections without a medical reason) in a group of 25 participating hospitals fell significantly from 27.8 percent to 4.8 percent during the one-year project period, an 83 percent decline. The March of Dimes,...


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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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.