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2012-02-13 06:40:32

By: Demetria “Dee” Hobbs, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) — The widely-held assumption that a cesarean or C-section delivery has no health risks for the baby is being questioned by new research that found the procedure did not help some preterm babies who were small for gestational age, and may even have contributed to their breathing problems. Erika F. Werner, MD, MS, assistant professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of...

2012-02-10 22:37:28

Research conducted at Yale School of Medicine shows that a cesarean (C-section) delivery, which was thought to be harmless, is associated with breathing problems in preterm babies who are small for gestational age. The study was presented at the 32nd Annual Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Meeting in Dallas, Texas by Heather Lipkind, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine, and co-author Erika...

2012-02-09 14:53:52

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that indicate that women who deliver their first baby early are more likely to have a subsequent baby that is small for its gestational age, even when the second pregnancy is carried to term. While there is much research that shows mothers who deliver their first babies early are more likely to have subsequent babies early,...

2011-06-01 12:11:54

Press release from PLoS Medicine A study published in this week's PLoS Medicine suggests that there might be an association between maternal immunization with inactivated influenza vaccine during pregnancy and reduced likelihood of prematurity and the baby being small for gestational age. The study, led by Saad B. Omer from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, Georgia, used a large surveillance dataset (the Georgia Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System) to...

2010-12-01 21:22:48

Most survivors of extremely low birth weight grow up to become productive adults, according to a study led by a Michigan State University economist. Extremely low birth weight is defined as less than about 2.2 pounds. About one in 200 babies is born at that size. But because relatively few survived prior to the 1980s, few studies have examined their adult outcomes. The study led by MSU's John Goddeeris found that while these survivors were somewhat less productive as adults, on average, than...

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2010-02-07 11:02:20

In a study presented Saturday at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in Chicago, researchers unveiled findings that show that there is an increased risk of intrauterine fetal death (IUFD), commonly known as stillbirth, in women who have fibroids. IUFD, or still birth, is rare and affects only six to seven out of every thousand births. The study, conducted by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis,...

2010-02-04 14:28:58

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in Chicago, researchers will unveil findings that show that waiting for birth is as effective as inducing labor in cases of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). Intrauterine growth restriction means that the fetus is substantially smaller than normal. The condition affects about 10% of pregnant women. At birth the babies are more...

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2010-02-04 08:35:00

Findings could have important implications for human health, ag A joke among two Texas AgriLife Research scientists later turned into a fully-funded study that found Viagra can aid fetal development in female sheep. Female sheep (ewes) are an agriculturally important species, which can serve as an excellent animal model for studying the physiology of human pregnancy, the researchers said. Viagra (sildenafil citrate), which is used to treat male erectile dysfunction, enhanced blood flow in...

2009-11-12 12:03:21

Faculty of 1000 reviewers examine a study from New Zealand on whether prolonged exposure to the father's semen protects new mothers against pre-eclampsia and having an undersized baby In this study by Kho and colleagues at the University of Auckland, published in the Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 2507 first-time pregnant women were interviewed about the length of their relationship with the baby's biological father. When the pregnancies came to term, pre-eclampsia (pregnancy-induced...


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