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2014-02-06 23:25:54

Women's Excellence - the most comprehensive women's health care practice in Southeastern Michigan - is now accepting Total Health Care plans at all locations in Oakland County - including Birmingham, Lake Orion, and Clarkston. Women's Excellence offers specialty women's health services in a multidisciplinary setting. Oakland County, Michigan (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 Women's Excellence has become the most comprehensive women's health care practice in Southeastern...

2014-02-05 23:04:59

Edenway Birth Center offers a comprehensive birth environment for local families in Fort Worth metro area. Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Located just south of Fort Worth in Cleburne, TX, Edenway Birth Center offers a comprehensive birth environment for local families. Beginning in January 2014, the center is offering massage therapy, chiropractic care, and family planning, in addition to midwifery and prenatal services, for new and existing clients....

2014-02-04 23:25:52

The goal is to eventually have a volunteer End-of-Life Doula resource network in every county. Stirred by her experience as a hospice and oncology nurse, Suzanne B. O’brien RN has launched a free training program to support dying patients and families with care at home. Pine Plains, New York (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 End of Life Disconnect: A National Hospice Organization Gallup Poll found that nine out of ten people who were terminally ill wanted to die at home, yet half were dying in...

2014-01-31 23:34:05

The rate of infant and maternal mortality for Blacks is twice the rate for Whites in the U.S., so it is important to address barriers to care that Black women face. To celebrate Black History Month, Praeclarus Press and the Simkin Center at Bastyr University offer a webinar that teaches nurses, midwives, physicians, and lactation consultants how to make their practices welcoming to African American women, thereby addressing disparities in infant and maternal mortality. Amarillo, Texas...

2014-01-30 23:30:45

In Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman-Supported Birth in America, a new book published by Praeclarus Press, Christine Morton and Elayne Clift describe why women are seeking continuous care during labor and how this lowers their risk of medical interventions. Many women are hiring doulas to help them avoid highly interventionist births common in today’s hospital setting. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 According to Birth Ambassadors, a new book from...

2014-01-29 23:21:53

After just one year of trading, the Brisbane based obstetricians are expanding their already thriving business. Plans include moving offices, employing new staff and introducing new complimentary services. Brisbane, Queensland (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Matthew Macbeth became a doctor after training in the U.K. Matthew gained his doctorate after working and studying at the Royal London Hospital and London University. He continued with his studies and training to become a Fellow of the Royal...

2014-01-29 12:27:06

Although Isis Parenting has closed, Atlanta-based ISIS Women's Health Care announces their all-encompassing model of care that provides access to experienced natural birth practitioners, educators and trainers throughout the course of pregnancy, delivery and the post-partum period. ATLANTA, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ISIS Women's Health Care, not affiliated with the now closed Isis Parenting, is the only practice in Atlanta that offers a true continuity of care for expecting...

2014-01-25 23:04:26

LawsuitLegal.com is now making available no-cost legal reviews for families whose infants were hurt during delivery and wish to learn their legal options. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2014 U.S. families who suffered an injury during childbirth and allege negligence or feel it could have been preventable can now request to speak with an attorney to get their legal options online at LawsuitLegal.com. People who allege the actions of their doctor, hospital, nurse or midwife caused...

2014-01-23 16:24:30

Childbirth Connection Becomes Program of National Partnership for Women & Families WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two powerhouses that have been working for decades to improve the health of women, moms and families announced today that they have joined forces, with Childbirth Connection becoming a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families. Childbirth Connection was founded in 1918 as the Maternity Center Association; its mission is to...

2014-01-23 11:21:58

Safety of homebirth has focused on risk of death; moms-to-be poorly informed of other issues The risk of future long term disability to the child should "weigh heavily" in decisions about whether to give birth at home or in hospital, argue leading ethicists in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Women should, of course, be free to choose where they want to give birth, insist Oxford University ethicist Professor Julian Savulescu and obstetrician and gynaecologist Associate Professor Lachlan...


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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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