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2014-01-09 08:29:10

Partnership reveals improved maternal health outcomes in Uganda and Zambia pilot districts WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of women dying during pregnancy and childbirth declined sharply over one year in eight pilot districts in Uganda and Zambia where Saving Mothers, Giving Life has deployed a battery of life-saving interventions, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-led public-private partnership announced today. The first annual report, a...

2014-01-07 23:02:42

Women’s Excellence has expanded its practice into the Birmingham, Michigan and is currently adding new staff to help serve their patients at the new location. Recently, the practice added another certified nurse midwife to staff the new center. Birmingham, MI (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Women’s Excellence has added certified nurse midwife, Tina Rush, to their already remarkable staff at the newly opened Birmingham, Michigan office location. Ms. Rush is an Indiana native who moved to...

2014-01-07 23:02:34

The class will include the different kinds of care providers for pregnant women, the services they provide, common questions surrounding out of hospital birth, and safety concerns and studies. Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Beginning in January 2014, couples in the Fort Worth, Texas area can attend an "Exploring Your Birth Options" class at Edenway Birth Center. Hosted by certified professional midwives, the class is open to women and their families to learn about...

2014-01-03 15:30:10

Expectant women with prenatally diagnosed fear of childbirth are at an increased risk of postpartum depression, according to a study of over 500,000 mothers in Finland. Women with a history of depression are at the highest risk of postpartum depression. The fact that fear of childbirth puts women without a history of depression at an approximately three times higher risk of postpartum depression is a new observation which may help health care professionals in recognizing postpartum...

2013-12-30 23:23:07

Authors Christine Morton and Elayne Clift, in their forthcoming book, Birth Ambassadors, describe the role of doulas in American birth settings. Many women are hiring doulas to help them avoid highly interventionist births. (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 More women are hiring labor attendants, known as doulas, to be with them during labor and provide continuous labor support, which represents the midwifery model of care. The midwifery model sees birth as a normal, not pathological event, and...

2013-12-30 23:23:04

The first few weeks of new motherhood can be a stressful and lonely time, and friends and family often do not know how they can help. An upcoming webinar from Praeclarus Press teaches how to best meet the needs of postpartum women and families, and help ease the transition into parenthood. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 The first weeks of a newborn's life are colored with a sense of the miraculous nature of existence, yet can also be exhausting and confusing for the family....

2013-12-30 23:23:03

Many women and health care providers believe that it is dangerous to have a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Jen Kamel presents an upcoming webinar, sponsored by Praeclarus Press, on the facts about VBACs and why this can be a safe option for women hoping to avoid repeat cesareans. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Many people believe that Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) is dangerous, risky, and reserved for women who value a birth experience over a good outcome. Over 40%...

2013-12-28 23:01:16

Natural family planning tracks a woman's natural menstrual cycle, elliciting a monthly pattern, which can help to achieve or prevent a pregnancy. Women's Excellence Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) are now offering office consultations to teach women how to "listen" to their body's natural cues of fertility. Berkley, Michigan (PRWEB) December 28, 2013 Tracie Achrem and Chris Borowski are the Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) at Women's Excellence in Midwifery who...

2013-12-26 23:00:06

Birthologie designed by Amy Jones is the latest program that helps people get a healthy baby during pregnancy. The HeathReviewCenter review determines if Birthologie is trustworthy. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 Birthologie is the latest program that teaches people how to get a healthy and safe pregnancy, and how to create the birth experience of their dreams. The program also provides people with ways to avoid toxemia or reverse it during pregnancy, ways to reduce postpartum...

2013-12-16 23:03:20

The class from Edenway Birth Center will include lowering risks through nutritional support for mother and baby, miscarriage, help for morning sickness, dos and don'ts in early pregnancy. Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 Beginning in January 2014, women in the Fort Worth, Texas area will have access to an early pregnancy class that addresses fears and concerns they may have before pregnancy or during the first trimester. For women and couples who are newly pregnant or hoping...


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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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