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2014-02-28 23:25:35

Bayside, the Brisbane-based gynaecologists and obstetricians, are pleased to announce a partnership with Mater Private Hospital, Redlands. The partnership will mean Bayside’s patients will have the option to receive treatment at their clinic but give birth at Mater. Brisbane, Queensland (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Dr. Matt Macbeth first became a doctor after beginning his training in England. Matthew achieved his doctorate after studying and working in London. He trained at the London...

Caesarian Births Linked To Increased Risk Of Childhood Obesity
2014-02-27 11:00:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While a caesarian section may be a life-saving operation for a mother, the artificial mode of birthing could increase the risk of the child becoming overweight later in life. According to a new study from the Imperial College London and published in the journal PLOS ONE, the chance of being overweight or obese increases 26 percent for a child when it is born by caesarean section compared to vaginal delivery. "There are good reasons...

2014-02-25 23:35:07

Research estimates that up to 20% of mothers will suffer from postpartum depression (including anxiety), and depression is the number one complication of pregnancy. We can no longer stand by allowing moms to suffer needlessly. Sayville, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Research estimates that up to 20% of mothers will suffer from postpartum depression (including anxiety), and depression is the number one complication of pregnancy. It is not uncommon for mothers to experience difficulty...

2014-02-25 23:00:52

The job outlook for labor and delivery nurses is expected to grow by 22 percent between 2014 and 2020, according to information revealed in a newly published leading nursing profession website, http://nursing100.com/. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 “This is believed to be due to the fact that many registered nurses are getting ready to retire in the next decade. This will open up major opportunities for new aspiring labor and delivery nurses,” said Elizabeth Hansen, author of...

2014-02-24 23:00:33

An increasing number of mothers-to-be in the U.S. are hiring doulas, practitioners who provide continuous support to women in labor. Join us as Dr. Christine Morton describes some of the challenges doulas face in the healthcare setting, in her upcoming webinar co-sponsored by Praeclarus Press and the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University. Amarillo, TX (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Praeclarus Press and the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University...

2014-02-24 20:23:30

WESTPORT, Conn., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first 24 hours of a child's life are the most dangerous, with more than one million babies dying each year on their first and only day of life, according to new research published today by Save the Children. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140224/NY70063-a The new report, "Ending Newborn Deaths," shows one half of first day deaths around the world could be prevented if the mother and baby had access to free health care and a skilled...

2014-02-19 23:29:00

A new labor and delivery nurse in the United States can earn an average of $64,690 per year, reveals Labour & Delivery Nursing Data released recently by http://nursing100.com/labor-and-deliver-nurse/, an online publication that specializes in providing news and information for the nursing profession. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The new data also showed the highest 10 percent can earn around $95,000 per year, while those in lowest 10 percent may earn around $44,000 per...

2014-02-19 16:25:18

Michele Ondeck, President of Lamaze International, in response to the ACOG consensus paper "Safe Prevention of Primary Cesarean Delivery" WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's release of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) consensus statement on preventing first-time cesareans is an important step in closing gaps between evidence and the day-to-day care that women receive in pregnancy and labor. While cesareans can save lives when used...

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...

2014-02-17 23:23:10

The average annual take home salary for a certified nurse midwife is $92,345, according to Nurse Midwife Salary Data published recently by http://nursing100.com/nurse-midwife/, an online nursing information and resource publication. The data also disclosed the lowest 10 per cent earn an average of $76,830 per year, while the top 10 percent earn an average of $108,293 per year. Columbus, Oh (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 What accounts for the disparity in salary, according to Editor Elizabeth...


Latest Midwifery Reference Libraries

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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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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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