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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...

2014-01-24 23:24:19

Connecticut fertility physician to visit his native Israel where families are devastated about newborns born via surrogacy being held in Thailand, not allowed to return home to Israel with their parents. New England Fertility is simultaneously launching a new surrogacy package --- East Coast Surrogacy Solution --- to help Israelis save money while pursuing family building in the U.S., a much safer option than traveling to third world countries like Thailand and India. Stamford, CT (PRWEB)...

2014-01-24 23:21:41

Minnesota Monthly recently announced that two doctors from the Paul Larson OB/GYN Clinic, Martin Immerman, M.D. and Charles Hirt, M.D., earned the honor of Minnesota's Best Doctors for Women. The title is based on peer feedback from the Best Docs survey. Edina, MN (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 Each year Minnesota Monthly, a regional lifestyle magazine, compiles a list of the best doctors for women from around the state. The 2013 list just hit newsstands and Martin Immerman, M.D. and...

2014-01-24 13:12:08

Research: First trimester growth restriction and cardiovascular risk factors in school age children: Population based cohort study Poor growth in the first three months of pregnancy is associated with a range of cardiovascular risk factors in childhood, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The findings add to a growing body of evidence and suggest that the first trimester of pregnancy may be a critical period for cardiovascular health in later life. The first trimester of...

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...

2014-01-22 23:30:38

Open Arms Consultants Egg Donation and Surrogacy Agency answers just some of the most frequently asked questions from women who are wanting to become a surrogate mother. Bradenton, FL (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Millions of people are affected by infertility and are unable to have a child on their own. Sometimes, their last resort is surrogacy. Becoming a surrogate mother is a very big decision to make with many things to consider. Here are our most frequently asked questions from women...

2014-01-20 23:04:14

GIA announces the release of a trend report on Advancements in Prenatal Screening. Strong government investments and legislation of incentive measures are projected to drive advancements in prenatal screening. San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Prenatal diagnosis, also referred to as prenatal screening, is a procedure for investigating diseases or conditions in an embryo or fetus. In addition to identifying possible birth defects, prenatal screening...

2014-01-20 23:01:58

Obesity Shown to Have Harmful Effect on Important Gene; Exercise Prevents That, UVA Finds Charlotsville, VA (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Exercising during pregnancy can help protect the unborn child from diabetes and other health problems in later life, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. Researchers have determined that exercise during pregnancy prevented a damaging epigenetic effect of the mother’s obesity – an effect believed to put chemical marks...

2014-01-15 23:02:04

Along with Dr. Connie Casad of Park Cities Aesthetics, a Dallas physician and bio-identical hormone specialist, Dr. Scott will be part of the Optimal Hormone MD network. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Dr. Leigh Ann Scott has announced the opening of her new office in Irving to provide Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. “Bio-identical hormones are a vital treatment option and medical science supports their use in improving overall health while diminishing the effects of...


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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