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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...

2014-01-08 11:37:13

Intimate partner violence in women (sometimes referred to as domestic violence) is linked to termination of pregnancy, according to a study by UK researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, led by Susan Bewley from Kings College London, also found that intimate partner violence was linked to a women's partner not knowing about the termination of pregnancy. The authors reached these conclusions by reviewing 74 published studies that provided information about experiences...

2014-01-07 23:25:34

With the rapid growth of surrogacy births over the last few years, the new location in Mexico City will help support the growing client base. The Center embraces a vision that nothing is impossible, and if your dreams of building a family is persistently followed, it can be achieved — the cornerstone of CARE Surrogacy Center Mexico. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 As some envision surrogacy as a desperate measure — complicated by overwhelming financial, religious, legal, and...

2014-01-07 23:04:35

Dr. Edward Marut of Fertility Centers of Illinois shares tips to help couples conceive. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 If you're hoping to have a baby in 2014, there a few bad habits that you'll want to break. These changes will not only improve your health, but also give you a fertility boost. “For couples trying to conceive, making some changes for the New Year can have a huge impact,” explains Dr. Edward Marut, Medical Director with Fertility Centers of Illinois....

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...

2014-01-07 23:00:10

Dr. Jason H. Collins investigates umbilical cord accidents’ role in stillborn deliveries. New Roads, La. (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 After 30 years of obstetrical experience, Dr. Jason H. Collins realized that a study of umbilical cord accidents (UCA) was needed. According to studies by the National Institutes of Health, UCAs constitutes 10-15% of stillbirths. Most unborn babies lost to UCA were normal, making their deaths needless and possibly preventable, as unexpected as they were. With...

2014-01-03 16:22:30

Release of Educational Tool Coincides with Folic Acid Awareness Week, Jan. 5-11, 2014 LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), a recognized leader and resource in maternal and child health, in partnership with TJL Enterprises, makers of innovative natural health products for families, today released a new informational graphic that provides clinical guidance about the vitamin folic acid, and the recommended...

2014-01-03 15:38:01

Children are likely to have stronger muscles if their mothers had a higher level of vitamin D in their body during pregnancy, according to new research from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU) at the University of Southampton. Low vitamin D status has been linked to reduced muscle strength in adults and children, but little is known about how variation in a mother's status during pregnancy affects her child. Low vitamin D concentrations are common among...

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...


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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