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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....

Natural Birth After Caesarian
2013-11-20 11:22:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new UK-based study published on Wednesday found that 62 percent of women who delivered their first child by a successful caesarian section were able to deliver their next child by vaginal birth. Published in in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the study researchers said they wanted to see the attempt and success rate of a vaginal birth after caesarean. Using data from the UK’s Hospital Episode...

2013-11-18 21:06:29

Cesarean deliveries do not prevent children from developing cerebral palsy, despite long-held medical and community beliefs about the causes of cerebral palsy, according to new research led by the University of Adelaide. In the biggest study of its kind, the Australian Collaborative Cerebral Palsy Research Group, based in the University's Robinson Institute, has analyzed all published studies involving more than 3,800 cerebral palsy cases and almost 1.7 million healthy children. The...

2013-11-04 23:00:26

New book addresses high maternal morbidity and mortality rates and factors that affect those rates. Nassau, Bahamas (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 New author and experienced nurse and midwife Clarice Ingraham was inspired to write this guide to healthy living after giving a lecture on healthy lifestyles to a women’s church convention. “Healthy Lifestyles and You” (published by AuthorHouse) specifically focuses on how to lower high maternal morbidity and mortality rates. The book covers...

2013-11-01 10:32:55

Countries facing severe shortages and poor distribution of health workers could benefit from training and deploying more mid-level health workers, such as midwives, nurses, medical assistants and surgical clinicians, according to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization today. In countries where such health workers have been deployed, the clinical outcomes for certain services were just as good and – in some cases – even better than when physicians performed...

2013-10-31 23:38:23

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. According to Morton and Clift, doulas are the "Birth Ambassadors" to the midwifery model of care in the U.S. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 According to Birth Ambassadors, a new book from...

2013-10-31 23:36:40

The Gentle Art of Newborn Family Care, published by Praeclarus Press, shows how people who care about new families can best support them and help them navigate the shoals of the postpartum period. Postpartum care can help mothers breastfeed, lessen the risk of postpartum depression, and make motherhood more enjoyable. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 For new families, the birth of a baby is only the beginning. But for many new parents, postpartum is stressful, and many new...


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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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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