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2013-12-10 08:29:52

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Babies are back at Baptist for the first time in eight years! On Sunday, December 1, Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans completed the move of its Women's Services departments and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) from the Jefferson Highway location to the brand new Women's Pavilion at Ochsner Baptist hospital. Thirty-one NICU babies, eight women and three newborns were transferred to Ochsner Baptist during this timeframe. Acadian...

2013-12-06 23:24:03

Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) are experts in providing a wide range of well woman care that includes comprehensive, personalized gynecologic and maternity care. In addition to outstanding gynecologic and maternity care, midwives also specialize in preconception counseling, contraceptive options, lactation support, physicals and annual gynecologic exams for healthy women from adolescence throughout menopause. Royal Oak, Michigan (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 Certified Nurse Midwives are...

2013-12-03 08:27:56

Author's personal and professional story hopes to inspire women everywhere AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwives are undervalued globally and experienced midwife Irene Chain-Kalinowski believes that their professional status should be acknowledged. She would like to see changes globally, in the way that maternity services are provided - and that is for women to regain childbirth in a system that empowers women to take charge of their childbirth experience....

2013-11-30 23:19:55

With almost half of American mothers describing their births as traumatic, health care providers often wonder how to best prepare mothers for a subsequent birth. An upcoming webinar, co-sponsored by Praeclarus Press and the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University, teaches strategies to help pregnant women who have had a previous traumatic birth. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) November 30, 2013 Almost half of American mothers describe their child’s birth as traumatic. An...

2013-11-27 12:24:23

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Association of Ontario Midwives filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario over the government's refusal to comply with pay equity for midwives. When midwives were introduced into Ontario's health system 20 years ago, they roughly achieved pay equity, but government has not maintained pay equity over time. Government has repeatedly failed to implement recommendations for pay equity. "It's unfortunate that after years...

2013-11-26 23:02:22

Women’s Excellence in Midwifery has Certified Nurse Midwives providing health care to women in Birmingham. Birmingham, MI (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Women’s Excellence in Midwifery has Certified Nurse Midwives. The Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) will be providing health care to the women of Birmingham. CNMs provide primary healthcare to women including: prenatal care, labor and delivery care, care after birth, gynecological exams, assistance with family planning decisions,...

2013-11-23 23:02:49

The Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) of Women's Excellence are now offering visits for patients who are not yet pregnant but are considering pregnancy in the very near future. A preconception visit will get a new pregnancy off to a healthy start. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 Thinking about starting a family? Prevention is the best medicine. The Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs), Tracie Achrem and Chris Borowski, of Women's Excellence in Midwifery are now...

2013-11-22 23:23:31

DKT Pakistan launches DHANAK, a nationwide communication program, to help train family planning and reproductive health providers on positive benefits of family planning services and their effectiveness. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 On the first anniversary of its initial sales of contraceptive products and family planning services, DKT Pakistan has begun a major effort to announce the launch of its DHANAK social franchising program for counseling Pakistani couples on...

Creating First Patient-specific 3D Virtual Birth Simulator
2013-11-22 05:55:42

University of East Anglia Computer scientists from the University of East Anglia are working to create a virtual birthing simulator that will help doctors and midwives prepare for unusual or dangerous births. The new program will take into account factors such as the shape of the mother’s body and the positioning of the baby to provide patient-specific birth predictions. The research will be presented at the International Conference on E-Health and Bioengineering in Romania today....

2013-11-21 08:28:13

"Magnet Effect" caused by access to innovative ultrasound technology includes positive clinical trends in antenatal visits and newborn deliveries ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest neonatal mortality rate (32 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2012) and accounts for 38 percent of neonatal deaths globally.[i] Concomitantly, the maternal mortality rate is estimated at 500 deaths per 1,000,000 live births representing 162,000 maternal deaths...


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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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