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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...

2014-01-02 23:28:39

Illinois based ConceiveAbilities adds to its network of support aimed at guiding intended parents through the emotional aspects of surrogacy. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) January 02, 2014 ConceiveAbilities is pleased to expand its innovative surrogacy program to include a support group for hopeful parents in the Chicago area beginning on Thursday, January 16th at 6:30 pm. With the steep trajectory of surrogacy in what can be an overwhelming world of infertility, this unique kind of support...

2013-12-30 23:23:07

Authors Christine Morton and Elayne Clift, in their forthcoming book, Birth Ambassadors, describe the role of doulas in American birth settings. Many women are hiring doulas to help them avoid highly interventionist births. (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 More women are hiring labor attendants, known as doulas, to be with them during labor and provide continuous labor support, which represents the midwifery model of care. The midwifery model sees birth as a normal, not pathological event, and...

2013-12-30 23:23:04

The first few weeks of new motherhood can be a stressful and lonely time, and friends and family often do not know how they can help. An upcoming webinar from Praeclarus Press teaches how to best meet the needs of postpartum women and families, and help ease the transition into parenthood. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 The first weeks of a newborn's life are colored with a sense of the miraculous nature of existence, yet can also be exhausting and confusing for the family....

2013-12-30 23:23:03

Many women and health care providers believe that it is dangerous to have a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Jen Kamel presents an upcoming webinar, sponsored by Praeclarus Press, on the facts about VBACs and why this can be a safe option for women hoping to avoid repeat cesareans. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Many people believe that Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) is dangerous, risky, and reserved for women who value a birth experience over a good outcome. Over 40%...

2013-12-28 23:01:16

Natural family planning tracks a woman's natural menstrual cycle, elliciting a monthly pattern, which can help to achieve or prevent a pregnancy. Women's Excellence Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) are now offering office consultations to teach women how to "listen" to their body's natural cues of fertility. Berkley, Michigan (PRWEB) December 28, 2013 Tracie Achrem and Chris Borowski are the Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) at Women's Excellence in Midwifery who...

2013-12-26 23:00:30

The Advanced Fertility Center of Texas has adopted the use of Natural Embryo Transfer to increase patients' chances of achieving pregnancy. Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 The Advanced Fertility Center of Texas recently began using Natural Embryo Transfer, a mainstream mode of infertility treatment that significantly improves the chance of pregnancy. About 15 percent of the couples are faced with infertility issues and some of them eventually need In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)....

2013-12-26 23:00:06

Birthologie designed by Amy Jones is the latest program that helps people get a healthy baby during pregnancy. The HeathReviewCenter review determines if Birthologie is trustworthy. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 Birthologie is the latest program that teaches people how to get a healthy and safe pregnancy, and how to create the birth experience of their dreams. The program also provides people with ways to avoid toxemia or reverse it during pregnancy, ways to reduce postpartum...

2013-12-19 08:28:12

Largest published clinical dataset in twins of any company offering NIPT SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., maker of the Harmony(TM) Prenatal Test, announced today the publication of two clinical studies involving twin pregnancies in Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy. The two studies provide information on how to consider use of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) with cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in identical (monozygotic) and fraternal (dizygotic) twin...

2013-12-18 23:28:03

Fully Accredited Onsite IVF Lab Adds New Capabilities, New Embryologist Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Midwest Reproductive Center announces that it has expanded its accredited IVF laboratory, and added a world-class embryologist to its team. As one of the region’s only in vitro fertilization laboratories, or IVF lab, the facility was designed from the foundation level to directly contribute to pregnancy success rates established by Midwest Reproductive Center. The founder...


Latest Reproduction Reference Libraries

Stegodyphus lineatus
2014-04-07 14:12:35

Stegodyphus lineatus is the only European species belonging to the spider genus Stegodyphus. The males of this species are up to 12 millimeters long, while the females are up to 15 millimeters long. The coloration can range from whitish to almost black. In the majority of individuals, the opisthosoma is whitish with two broad black longitudinal stripes. The males and females look similar, but the male is usually richer in contrast and has a bulbous forehead. The species name is in...

Seed Saving
2013-05-18 07:22:11

Seed saving is the preserving of seeds from mature vegetables, herbs, and flowers used in subsequent years along with bulbs and tubers. Home gardeners have saved seeds for generations and the practice is now becoming common with organic farmers as well as permaculturists. Growers will clone plants so as not to produce seeds keeping the plant “true to type” to the parent plant. True to type refers to the characteristics of the parent plant such as large fruit/blooms. Plants...

Human Reproduction
2012-05-14 11:44:50

Human Reproduction is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that concentrates on original research, clinical case studies and opinions and debates on topical issues. The journal was broken into three distinct journals in 1995, with Human Reproduction Update and Molecular Human Reproduction. Human Reproduction Update is a bimonthly review journal and Molecular Human Reproduction is a monthly journal focusing on molecular aspects of reproductive biology. Human Reproduction covers all aspects...

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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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