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2012-02-10 14:09:49

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 for women with prior delivery via cesarean section the optimal timing of elective delivery for mother and baby is 39 weeks even after consideration of the risk with continuing pregnancy. "Prior studies have compared the perinatal risks of elective delivery at 37 to 41 weeks gestation, but didn't evaluate...

C-Sections May Do More Harm Than Good In Some Cases
2012-02-10 05:20:42

New research reveals that babies born by c-section before 37 weeks, also known as pre-term birth, have a higher chance of developing health issues. Dr. Diane Ashton, the deputy medical director for the March of Dimes told Fox News: “We think this is an important study for providers to understand and possibly change their practices. Basically the take-home message here is for small, gestational age preterm infants, the best route for [them] is a vaginal delivery.” The...

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,...

2012-02-09 14:52:25

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 women who have undergone one prior delivery via cesarean section appear to know little about the risks and benefits associated with undergoing either a second cesarean or trial of labor to attempt a vaginal delivery, and that the preference of their medical provider strongly affects their selection between the two...

2012-02-09 13:16:01

After birth for children with spina bifida 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 show that, for children with spina bifida, surgery conducted while the fetus is still in utero as opposed to surgery on a newborn is more cost effective due to the costs associated with caring for a child with significant deficits. This study, A Cost Effective Analysis of...

2012-02-09 13:15:09

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 duration of stay in the United States is associated with increased risk of preterm birth for Hispanic women. "It is uncertain how important environmental factors are in predisposition to preterm birth," said Radek Bukowski, MD, PhD, with the University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Obstetrics and...

2012-02-09 13:14:15

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 prescription medications may affect the body's ability to metabolize 17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC), the only FDA approved medication for the prevention of recurrent preterm birth. While 17-OHPC is routinely prescribed, much is still unknown about how it works. Studies have shown a large...

2012-02-09 12:25:26

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 suggest that induction of labor in patients who suffer a rupture of membranes between the 34th and 37th week of gestation (before the onset of labor) does not reduce the risk of infection or respiratory problems in the newborn. "Our research indicates that in patients who underwent close monitoring, known as expectant...

2012-02-03 15:00:00

Trig Medical, Inc. will exhibit at the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine 2012 Annual Meeting in Dallas February 8-10 and feature LaborPro®, the new standard for labor progression management. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 Trig Medical, Inc., a health technology company specializing in labor progression management and interventional ultrasound guidance, today announced that it is participating in the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine 2012 Annual Meeting in Dallas February...


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