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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 23:32:31

Trio Prenatal will sell the new trimester specific prenatal vitamins online or over the phone giving mothers the convenience of having the vitamins delivered right to their door. Orem, UT (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Trio Prenatal enters the market as an innovative prenatal vitamin that provides the unique needs of mother and child for each trimester as well as the post-natal nutrients needed for breast-feeding infants. Women can order Trio online or over the phone (866-874-6730) where they...

2014-01-29 23:28:08

Olive Fertility Centre is the first fertility clinic in Western Canada to offer IVF patients the Embryoscope, a clinically-tested embryo monitoring system that has been shown to improve IVF pregnancy rates by over 20%. Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 For the 1-in-6 BC couples struggling with the financial and emotional burden of infertility, a breakthrough new technology may increase their odds for success by allowing doctors to identify embryos most likely to have normal DNA....

2014-01-29 23:22:43

New research from Yale School of Medicine indicates that women are still in the dark when it comes to fertility and pregnancy. As the leading provider of doctor-designed, non-prescription products to help couples conceive, Fairhaven Health believes that proper supplementation, fertility awareness, and ovulation prediction are paramount to achieving pregnancy naturally. Bellingham, Washington (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 A new study published in the Jan. 27 issue of "Fertility &...

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 16:28:09

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey (HRET), a nonprofit affiliate of the New Jersey Hospital Association, has been awarded $52,426 from the March of Dimes Foundation, New Jersey Chapter, to help improve birth outcomes in New Jersey. This 12-month initiative will support a quality improvement program related to premature birth prevention that includes establishing a culture of safety and developing standardized...

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...

2014-01-28 23:32:55

Drs. Mark Leondires and Shaun C. Williams of RMACT Recognized as Top Fertility Doctors by Their Peers Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director and Lead Infertility Doctor at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), and Dr. Shaun C. Williams, Fertility Specialist at RMACT, have been selected for Best Doctors in America 2014, a database of America’s premier doctors, as chosen through a peer-review process. Best Doctors in America 2014...

2014-01-28 04:21:06

SAN JOSE, Calif. and LONDON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of clinical researchers from The Harris Birthright Centre for Fetal Medicine is leading a study to evaluate the implementation of cell-free DNA testing using the Harmony(TM) Prenatal Test in the UK screening population of 700,000 women per year. While the Harmony test is available throughout the UK, it is being offered only through private clinics where women pay directly for the test themselves. The Harmony test...


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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