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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...

2013-11-21 08:28:13

"Magnet Effect" caused by access to innovative ultrasound technology includes positive clinical trends in antenatal visits and newborn deliveries ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest neonatal mortality rate (32 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2012) and accounts for 38 percent of neonatal deaths globally.[i] Concomitantly, the maternal mortality rate is estimated at 500 deaths per 1,000,000 live births representing 162,000 maternal deaths...

2013-11-20 12:23:31

PORTLAND, Maine, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What if the actions you take today could have a lifelong effect on your child's well-being before that child is even conceived? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131120/NE20833 ) Would prospective dads make nutrition, environmental and lifestyle changes to improve sperm counts and boost fertility? Would women carefully consider nutritional choices during pregnancy if those choices could determine their unborn child's risk for...

Natural Birth After Caesarian
2013-11-20 11:22:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new UK-based study published on Wednesday found that 62 percent of women who delivered their first child by a successful caesarian section were able to deliver their next child by vaginal birth. Published in in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the study researchers said they wanted to see the attempt and success rate of a vaginal birth after caesarean. Using data from the UK’s Hospital Episode...

2013-11-19 23:21:40

Fairhaven Health recently added the BellyRest Pregnancy Pillow to its pregnancy support product line. This small, adjustable maternity pillow helps ensure moms-to-be get a comfortable night’s sleep, and has been referred to as a “lifesaver” by pregnant women across the world. Bellingham, Washington (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Fairhaven Health recently acquired the BellyRest Pregnancy Pillow, the company’s newest addition to its pregnancy support product line. The BellyRest Pregnancy...

2013-11-19 08:28:36

Initial commitment of $6 million dedicated to addressing growing U.S. problem WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that Merck for Mothers has launched programs aimed at decreasing the number of women across the United States who die from or suffer severe complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2013-11-18 13:15:52

Study Highlights: -Heart disease is the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California and is likely true for the rest of the nation. -Specifically, an enlarged and weakened heart accounted for two-thirds of pregnancy-related deaths noted in the study. -Paying attention to heart disease risk factors during pregnancy could prevent nearly a third of pregnancy-related heart deaths. -Embargoed until 8 a.m. CT/9 a.m. ET Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 -This release is featured in an 8 a.m....

2013-11-15 10:56:58

Solutions Pathway article published in The Lancet Global Health Leading researchers and global health organizations today issued a call-to-action to advance a comprehensive research agenda to address the global burden of preterm birth, which has become the leading cause of newborn deaths worldwide. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth...


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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