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2013-11-26 23:21:56

Olive Fertility Centre (olivefertility.com) is the first fertility clinic in Western Canada to offer IVF patients this clinically-tested system that uses time-lapse photography to continuously monitor embryo development from the time of fertilization to the time of transfer into the mother’s uterus. Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 For the one-in-six BC couples struggling with the financial and emotional burden of infertility, a new technology may increase the odds for...

2013-11-26 23:02:22

Women’s Excellence in Midwifery has Certified Nurse Midwives providing health care to women in Birmingham. Birmingham, MI (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Women’s Excellence in Midwifery has Certified Nurse Midwives. The Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) will be providing health care to the women of Birmingham. CNMs provide primary healthcare to women including: prenatal care, labor and delivery care, care after birth, gynecological exams, assistance with family planning decisions,...

2013-11-26 10:42:28

Differences in medical or obstetric risks don't fully explain disparity The rate of scheduled caesarean sections among private patients is around double that of publicly funded patients, indicates a study of more than 30,000 women in Ireland, published in the online journal BMJ Open. Differences in the medical and obstetric risks between the two groups don't fully explain this disparity, say the researchers, who looked at the impact of social, medical and obstetric factors on mode of...

2013-11-25 23:25:24

ConceiveAbilities, one of the nation’s premier surrogacy agencies, announces the expansion of its multifaceted program to several new locations around the country. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Having successfully guided gestational carriers, egg donors and intended parents through third party reproduction in their home state of Illinois since 1996, the agency has experienced a dramatic increase in the demand for services nationwide. The need for quality, well-screened surrogate...

2013-11-25 16:26:54

Maker of top prescribed prenatal vitamin launches healthy pregnancy tool during the March of Dimes® Prematurity Awareness Month. SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Expectant mothers crave new information during every stage of pregnancy, especially when it comes to eating right and getting the proper nutrition. The CitraNatal® family of products, the number-one brand of prescription prenatal vitamins, delivers that information as well as healthy savings through its Join the...

2013-11-23 23:02:49

The Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) of Women's Excellence are now offering visits for patients who are not yet pregnant but are considering pregnancy in the very near future. A preconception visit will get a new pregnancy off to a healthy start. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 Thinking about starting a family? Prevention is the best medicine. The Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs), Tracie Achrem and Chris Borowski, of Women's Excellence in Midwifery are now...

2013-11-22 23:40:47

SRC shorts – the pregnancy and recovery shorts supported by physiotherapists in Australia. (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 Support Recovery Comfort has revolutionised the standard tights, offering a supportive, healing product ideal for during and after pregnancy. Physio on Brunswick is a Brisbane based physiotherapy firm who offer this great product, utilising it in conjunction with their services. The SRC Pregnancy Shorts have many benefits for pregnant women. Recommended by health...

Healthy Lifestyle Uncomplicated PRegnancy
2013-11-22 10:19:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on Friday revealed that women who maintain a healthy lifestyle before and during pregnancy are more likely to have an uncomplicated pregnancy. In their report, the researchers outlined several lifestyle choices women could make to increase the chance of a healthy pregnancy, including regular fruit intake, maintaining a healthy weight, reducing blood pressure, stopping drug use...

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....

2013-11-21 14:19:14

Study shows a relative increase of 322 percent for severe pre-eclampsia A latest study by researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center reports that pre-eclampsia, characterized by an elevation in the blood pressure and excess protein in the urine of pregnant women, has a 1.5-fold to 2-fold higher incidence in first pregnancies. The condition, which causes complications in approximately 3-6% of all pregnancies, is also associated with high risks...


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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