labour

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 »

Nose spray for pain relief in childbirth is not to be sniffed at
Nose spray for pain relief in childbirth is not to be sniffed at February 10, 2016 (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

Pain relief during childbirth could soon be delivered via a self-administered nasal spray, thanks to research from University of South Australia midwifery researcher, Dr Julie Fleet. Well known for its use in delivering pain relief to children and in managing ... Read More »

World-first simulation training improves management of home birth emergencies
World-first simulation training improves management of home birth emergencies September 14, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

While home births are a safe and appropriate choice for healthy women with low-risk pregnancies, the small risk of an emergency requires immediate and skilled management by midwives. A home birth simulation workshop developed by Monash University and Monash Health ... Read More »

Baby steps to easing labour pain
Baby steps to easing labour pain December 16, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

One in three women experience severe back pain during labour and birth, but that might change thanks to a safe, simple and effective treatment developed by University of Queensland researchers. Professor Sue Kildea and Dr Nigel Lee from the Mater Research Institute-UQ are ... Read More »

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 »







 
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