labour

Giving women more choice when inducing labour
Giving women more choice when inducing labour July 10, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research suggests that if given the choice, pregnant women who are due to have their labour induced would prefer to go home than stay in hospital overnight. The study, led by researchers at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and ... Read More »

Key to triggering labour in pregnancy
Key to triggering labour in pregnancy June 29, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian researchers have identified an electrical switch in the muscle of the uterus that can control labour and may help explain why overweight pregnant women have difficulty giving birth. The world-first discovery, published today in Nature Communications, is a result ... Read More »

Reducing caesarean delivery
Reducing caesarean delivery March 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In 2011, one in three pregnant women in the U.S. delivered babies by cesarean delivery. While cesarean delivery may be life-saving for the mother, the baby or both, the rapid increase in cesarean birth rates since 1996 without clear indication ... Read More »

Exposure to cortisol-like medications before birth may contribute to emotional problems and brain changes
Exposure to cortisol-like medications before birth may contribute to emotional problems and brain changes November 19, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Neonatologists seem to perform miracles in the fight to support the survival of babies born prematurely. To promote their survival, cortisol-like drugs called glucocorticoids are administered frequently to women in preterm labour to accelerate their babies’ lung maturation prior to ... Read More »

Is bigger really better when it comes to size of labour wards?
Is bigger really better when it comes to size of labour wards? September 15, 2013 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research reveals that large labor wards—those handling 3,000 to 3,999 deliveries annually—have better overall approval rates compared to small, intermediate or very large obstetric units. The study, appearing in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal published by Wiley ... Read More »

Inducing and Augmenting Labor May be Associated with Increased Risk of Autism
Inducing and Augmenting Labor May be Associated with Increased Risk of Autism September 11, 2013 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women whose labors are induced or augmented may have an increased risk of bearing children with autism, especially if the baby is male, according to a large, retrospective analysis by researchers at Duke Medicine and the University of Michigan. ... Read More »

Restricting food and fluids during labour is unwarranted
Restricting food and fluids during labour is unwarranted September 9, 2013 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Despite the longstanding, widespread practice of restricting women’s food and fluid intake during labor, a large-scale analysis in The Cochrane Library finds no need for these restrictions and supports women eating and drinking as they please. “There should be no ... Read More »

Heavy moms-to-be at greater risk of c-section
Heavy moms-to-be at greater risk of c-section March 11, 2013 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers from Norway found that women with a pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) of 40 had an increased risk of vacuum extraction delivery or Cesarean section (C-section). Findings that appear in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal published by ... Read More »

Choosing pregnancy and parenting information
Choosing pregnancy and parenting information January 27, 2013 (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There’s no shortage of information on how to be a good parent. And that information relates not only to what you should do once your child is born. There’s also lots of information on what you should do while you’re ... Read More »

10 tips for choosing a pregnancy book
10 tips for choosing a pregnancy book January 27, 2013 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If you’re looking for the pregnancy book that’s perfect for you and your pregnancy curiosities or concerns:   Start by determining exactly what it is you want to know, whether that’s detailed information on a specific topic or a general ... Read More »







 
 
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