birth

Signals that trigger labour and delivery
Signals that trigger labour and delivery August 22, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a normal full-term pregnancy, signals from the mature organs of the foetus and the aging placental membranes and placenta prompt the uterus’ muscular walls to begin the labour and delivery process. It’s still unclear how these signals accomplish this ... Read More »

Beyond the birth
Beyond the birth August 15, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The pain of childbirth isn’t always confined to labour. For some women, medical complications can cause anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder well before, and after, their child’s birth. Lynne Roberts reveals how her own traumatic birthing experience, led her ... Read More »

Breakthrough in predicting premature birth
Breakthrough in predicting premature birth July 8, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A blood test developed by a team of scientists, including researchers from The University of Western Australia, can identify women who are at risk of having a premature birth but are not displaying symptoms, as early as 18 weeks as into their ... Read More »

Grief and compassion in the birthing suite
Grief and compassion in the birthing suite March 6, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Midwives devote their careers to delivering healthy newborns into the arms of their parents. But what happens when things go wrong and the long-awaited baby is not born alive? In Australia, there are an estimated 2.7 stillbirths per 1000 births ... Read More »

Natural birth is more common in public hospitals outside business hours
Natural birth is more common in public hospitals outside business hours December 2, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Hospitals might be open all hours but women have better chances for a normal vaginal birth if they give birth in a public hospital outside regular business hours, the first Australian study of the determinants of normal or natural birth ... Read More »

Benefits of one-to-one midwifery care
Benefits of one-to-one midwifery care November 13, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New findings from La Trobe University and the Royal Women’s show one-to-one midwifery care improves women’s experience of childbirth La Trobe University, with the Royal Women’s Hospital (the Women’s), have just published a study in An International Journal of Obstetrics ... Read More »

Living Near Active Natural Gas Wells Associated With Premature Birth
Living Near Active Natural Gas Wells Associated With Premature Birth November 2, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Expectant mothers who live near active natural gas wells operated by the fracking industry in Pennsylvania are at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely and for having high-risk pregnancies, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. ... Read More »

Traumatic vaginal births putting women at risk of chronic problems
Traumatic vaginal births putting women at risk of chronic problems October 22, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women need better information about the risks associated with vaginal births, new research finds. “Mothers do much more damage to themselves when having babies than we were aware of in the past,” says Dr Peter Dietz, Professor of Obstetrics ... Read More »

Woman’s health, education and marital status pre-pregnancy affect birth weight of her daughters and granddaughters
Woman’s health, education and marital status pre-pregnancy affect birth weight of her daughters and granddaughters September 18, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A woman’s weight at birth, education level and marital status pre-pregnancy can have repercussions for two generations, putting her children and grandchildren at higher risk of low birth weight, according to a new study by Jennifer B. Kane, assistant professor ... Read More »

New mums more satisfied after giving birth in a public hospital
New mums more satisfied after giving birth in a public hospital March 28, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women who give birth in a public hospital are more confident parents compared to women who have babies privately, a new Australian study has found. A joint study by Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland, surveyed more ... Read More »







 
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