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2014-02-24 23:00:33

An increasing number of mothers-to-be in the U.S. are hiring doulas, practitioners who provide continuous support to women in labor. Join us as Dr. Christine Morton describes some of the challenges doulas face in the healthcare setting, in her upcoming webinar co-sponsored by Praeclarus Press and the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University. Amarillo, TX (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Praeclarus Press and the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University...

2014-02-24 20:23:30

WESTPORT, Conn., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first 24 hours of a child's life are the most dangerous, with more than one million babies dying each year on their first and only day of life, according to new research published today by Save the Children. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140224/NY70063-a The new report, "Ending Newborn Deaths," shows one half of first day deaths around the world could be prevented if the mother and baby had access to free health care and a skilled...

2014-02-21 12:24:13

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Women with low levels of an important protein known to bind to sex hormones prior to pregnancy were five times more likely to develop gestational diabetes than women with higher levels of the protein, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Diabetes Care. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO "This study is among the first to find that low circulating levels of sex hormone binding...

2014-02-20 23:28:13

AlignLife of Peoria is proud to announce that they are expanding natural pain relief options for pregnant women in the Peoria area. AlignLife chiropractor, Dr. Andrea Schnowske, is excited to be able to help women have more control over their pregnancy not only with pain relief options such as chiropractic and massage but also with home exercises to keep their joints moving properly. Peoria, IL (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 AlignLife of Peoria is proud to announce that they are expanding...

2014-02-20 23:23:06

Eugene Katz, M.D. and Ricardo A. Yagizi, M.D. Answer Questions about Infertility Treatment Options Towson, MD (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 On Saturday, February 22nd, potential parents from around the greater Pennsylvania region will have the opportunity to learn about the newest fertility treatments and insurance options from Shady Grove Fertility’s Dr. Eugene Katz, Dr. Ricardo A. Yagizi, and members of Shady Grove Fertility’s staff. Shady Grove Fertility, the nation’s leader in...

2014-02-20 23:21:05

Local fertility center and agency offer free educational seminar on March 1st for gay couples hoping to build a family through surrogacy & egg donation Chicago,IL (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Jason and Robert Colosi-McCann were together 11 years before they took the step towards parenthood. Through surrogacy and egg donation, they became parents to son Grayson in 2012. Jason and Rob will share their story on March 1st at Making Parenting Conceivable: A Gay Man’s Guide to Family...

2014-02-19 23:30:35

A new study headed by Dr. Catrina Crisp of Cincinnati Urogynecology Associates and the Fellows Pelvic Center Research Network shows that elderly women who undergo colpocleisis surgery for pelvic organ prolapse experience improved body image and high satisfaction. (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Elderly women who undergo colpocleisis surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and to relieve urinary urgency, bladder plain and bowel incontinence experience high satisfaction and improved body image just six...

2014-02-19 23:29:00

A new labor and delivery nurse in the United States can earn an average of $64,690 per year, reveals Labour & Delivery Nursing Data released recently by http://nursing100.com/labor-and-deliver-nurse/, an online publication that specializes in providing news and information for the nursing profession. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The new data also showed the highest 10 percent can earn around $95,000 per year, while those in lowest 10 percent may earn around $44,000 per...

2014-02-19 16:25:18

Michele Ondeck, President of Lamaze International, in response to the ACOG consensus paper "Safe Prevention of Primary Cesarean Delivery" WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's release of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) consensus statement on preventing first-time cesareans is an important step in closing gaps between evidence and the day-to-day care that women receive in pregnancy and labor. While cesareans can save lives when used...

2014-02-18 23:25:03

Surrogacy America’s mission is to fulfill the dreams of prospective parents around the world by bringing them together with extraordinary surrogate mothers. Rockville, Maryland (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Surrogacy America, a new center for surrogacy, has launched to provide world-class third party reproductive services for intended parents located in America and throughout the world. The center caters to a diverse range of prospective parents and surrogates, including traditional...


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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