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2014-06-25 23:08:51

Pregnancy Diet Exercise, developed by Tanya Kochan, is the latest program designed for expecting mothers who want to stay fit throughout the duration of their pregnancies. A full review on the site Vinamy.com indicates if Pregnancy Diet Exercise is worth the purchase. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 A woman's body undergoes drastic changes during pregnancy. It is caused by a very rapid increase in metabolism, which means that it can be very hard to stay within one's ideal weight...

2014-06-25 16:25:58

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EvergreenHealth is pleased to announce the medical center has had zero elective inductions for early term pregnancies - those between 37 and 39 weeks gestation - since the third quarter of 2013, according to data collected by the Washington State Hospital Association's Partnership for Patients initiative. This announcement comes on the heels of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that reveals a...

2014-06-25 08:31:32

Building on the positive results from Phase 1, the public-private partnership outlines new strategy for Phase 2 expansion in Uganda and Zambia WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-led public-private partnership to accelerate the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality, announced plans to more than double its geographic presence in Uganda and Zambia, with an expanded...

2014-06-25 08:30:37

This first-of-its-kind program brings together the deepest expertise to protect prenatal brain development in children with congenital heart defects PHILADELPHIA, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program. Building on growing evidence of the interaction of heart disease and brain development in the fetus, this Program will systematically investigate innovative therapies...

2014-06-24 23:18:14

The Gynecology Emergent Care Center in Long Beach is proud to announce they are now open seven days a week for their patients’ emergency needs. New hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Sundays from 12pm to 8pm. Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 The Gynecology Emergent Care Center works on the philosophy of handling emergencies by making sure to provide patients with the best gynecological care in the Long Beach area by now offering extended hours seven days a week. Their goal is...

2014-06-24 23:17:30

A new series of quizzes by Pregnancy-Quiz.net helps mothers-to-be to get emotionally prepared and stay on the healthy track. (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Pregnancy-Quiz.net releases a new series of quizzes (http://www.pregnancy-quiz.net/) to help women test their pregnancy knowledge and take appropriate decisions for their unborn baby and themselves. The series was created by the web design and content development team at Pregnancy-Quiz.net, and the answers serve as a guide to a healthy...

2014-06-24 08:30:10

ALBANY, New York, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Prenatal, Fetal and Neonatal Equipment Market (Prenatal & Fetal Equipment: Ultrasound & Ultrasonography, Fetal Dopplers, Fetal MRI and Fetal Monitors; Neonatal Equipment: Infant Warmers & Incubators, Phototherapy Equipment, Neonatal Monitoring & Respiratory Assistance & Monitoring Devices; and Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size,...

2014-06-23 23:01:44

With more women looking for low-intervention birthing options, Saint Luke's South Hospital's new midwifery care will help deliver the experience that moms want. Overland Park, Kan. (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Saint Luke’s South Hospital’s Maternity Center recently expanded its services by adding the hospital’s first certified nurse midwife. Diane Utz, A.P.R.N., CNM, has previously worked as a doula, childbirth educator, and labor and delivery nurse. She will deliver babies at the...

2014-06-23 09:42:06

The Lancet Experts urge global leaders to recognize midwifery's 'vital potential' to save lives of women and infants worldwide Midwifery has a crucial part to play in saving the lives of millions of women and children who die during and around the time of pregnancy, according to a major new Series, published in The Lancet. The Series, produced by an international group of academics, clinicians, professional midwives, policymakers and advocates for women and children, is the most...

2014-06-23 08:28:24

--Large Study Analyzes C-Sections, Induced Births Done Without Medical Indication, Adding to Risks for Infants-- PHILADELPHIA, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A large new study, covering millions of U.S. births over 15 years, finds that substantial numbers of babies, nearly one in 25, are born earlier than medically justified, through elective cesarean sections and elective induced labor. The study reinforces long-standing recommendations by professional medical and public...


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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