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2014-09-01 08:21:44

Thousands rally in over 100 U.S. cities for safer childbirth SAN DIEGO, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Labor Day, thousands of mothers and supporters gather at over 100 locations for the third annual Rally to Improve Birth. As greater national attention is brought to alarming rates of Cesarean section and other maternity care quality indicators, consumers are asking their local hospitals to join the push for accountability. Photo -...

2014-08-31 23:01:08

Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome awareness nights to be held with the St. Louis Cardinals and at University City Market Pub House St. Louis (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) almost took the lives of identical twins Aiden and Blake Colp before they were born, but an innovative fetal surgery at the SSM St. Louis Fetal Care Institute gave them the chance at life. Now, their parents David and Theresa Colp want to build awareness about TTTS and the life-saving...

2014-08-29 23:02:26

Pursuing its deepest desires to help build families, FindSurrogateMother.com is set to unveil a stunning new design that promises to redefine the global surrogacy industry. According to company figures, the highly notable surrogacy platform has witnessed a 42 percent increase in member sign-ups since January. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Pursuing its deepest desires to help build families, FindSurrogateMother.com is set to unveil a stunning new design that promises to redefine the...

2014-08-29 12:24:52

Dr. Eric Ashkin, a gynecologist serving Rockville, improves his office with up-to-date technology and services. ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Before opening Potomac Obstetrics & Gynecology in 2012, Dr. Eric Ashkin was a member of a 10-physician group with 35 employees for eight years. After leaving the practice, Dr. Ashkin opened Potomac Obstetrics with one thing in mind: a smaller, focused group of highly experienced professionals. With two partners joining Dr....

2014-08-28 12:30:21

Study suggests that managing weight gain during pregnancy may reduce potential of birth complications and health issues PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study finds that women who are obese can limit their weight gain during pregnancy using conventional weight loss techniques, including attending weekly group support meetings, seeking advice about nutrition and diet, and keeping food and exercise journals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO...

2014-08-26 12:28:27

--Center with Deepest Experience Advances the Field After the MOMS Trial Set a New Standard of Care-- PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporting on 100 recent cases of fetal surgery for spina bifida, specialists at a premier fetal surgery program achieved results similar to those published three years previously in a landmark clinical trial that established a new standard of care for prenatal repair of this birth defect....

2014-08-25 23:04:30

Pregnancy is a period often characterized with severe back pain and discomfort. Backs in Action Wellness Center now announces tips for pain relief at http://backsinaction.ca/. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Backs in Action, Vancouver Chiropractors, has recently provided 5 excellent tips on reducing back pain during pregnancy for women and announced its specialized treatment plans for pregnant women. Since a majority of women experience discomfort and some form of pregnancy related...

2014-08-25 16:26:55

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifestyle Nutrition Labs will officially unveil Mommy Water, a drinkable prenatal vitamin for the modern pregnancy, at the All Baby and Child Kids Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sept. 7 -10. Mommy Water was designed by doctors and nutritional experts to give expecting and nursing mothers all the necessary vitamins and minerals required for a healthy pregnancy. This unique product has all of the benefits of a traditional prenatal pill...

2014-08-22 23:09:26

“Different Pathways Towards Parenthood: OVERCOMING Infertility” Free Fertility and Adoption Educational Event Long Island, New York (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Cade Foundation will host a free outreach seminar on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 entitled “Different Pathways Towards Parenthood: OVERCOMING infertility.” This event will take place at the Jericho Public Library, located at 1 Merry Lane, Jericho, NY 11753 from 1-3PM. An expert panel of professionals will be speaking on how they...

2014-08-20 23:13:23

Surrogate couple who became parents and activists when they refused to abort their baby with Down syndrome have agreed to have their memoir represented by Maryann Karinch at the Rudy Literary Agency. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Author Keston Ott-Dahl and her partner Andrea speak openly about their daughter Delaney amidst the Thai Surrogacy Scandal reported by CNN on August 7th,...


Latest Obstetrics 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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2011-02-22 18:09:06

The B19 virus, referred to as parvovirus B19, was first known human virus in the family of parvovirus. It causes a childhood rash called fifth disease or commonly called slapped cheek syndrome. Discovered in 1975 by Yvonne Cossart, the virus gained its name because it was found in well B19 of a large series of Petri dishes. The virus is mainly spread through infected respiratory droplets. Symptoms usually appear six days after exposure and last about a week. Patients aren't usually...

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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'