Latest Midwifery Stories
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.
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.
A report recently published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and co-author Dr Linda Sarna emphasizes the vital role of nurses and midwives in reducing the worldwide impact of non-communicable diseases (NCD).
There is wide variation in the rate of cesarean sections performed at different hospitals across the U.S. and one explanation has been that hospitals with higher c-section rates serve greater numbers of women at high risk for the procedure.
120 review questions for the Midwifery certification exams are now available in PracticeQuiz’s extensive library of free standardized test prep and certification exam review questions.
Selection of Kaiser Permanente – Santa Rosa on list of “Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics” is based on women’s preferences, recommendation rating and clinical excellence
About 16,000 women on active duty in the U.S. military give birth each year.
In a study to be presented on February 16 between 8 a.m., and 10 a.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in San Francisco, researchers will report findings that suggest around-the-clock labor and delivery coverage decreased the odds of cesarean delivery.
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...