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Australia’s stillbirth rate remains steady while neonatal death rate has fallen
Australia’s stillbirth rate remains steady while neonatal death rate has fallen (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

While Australia is one of the safest places in the world to give birth, close to 1% of babies are stillborn or die in the first month of life, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health ... Read More »

Don’t force women to risk death, injury by having a baby
Don’t force women to risk death, injury by having a baby (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Laws should not force women to risk death and injury by having a baby, according to a QUT legal academic who says abortion can be decriminalised without society and governments making a moral judgement. Dr Andrew McGee, a researcher in ... Read More »

ART pregnancies at higher risk of placental complications
ART pregnancies at higher risk of placental complications (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A review of more than 6 million pregnancies has found that pregnancies after assisted reproduction technologies, such as IVF with fresh or frozen embryo transfer, are at a higher risk of placental complications when compared to pregnancies that followed natural ... Read More »

Having babies doesn’t make you fat
Having babies doesn’t make you fat (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pregnancy is not a trigger for significant weight gain in Australian women, a new study by University of Canberra researchers has found. Although longitudinal studies show that women gain weight in young adulthood, and previous research has concluded that there ... Read More »

Concerning childbirth trends
Concerning childbirth trends (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from La Trobe University has raised concern about the number of Victorian women suffering potentially dangerous levels of blood loss after childbirth. Published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the research found the rate ... Read More »

Acupuncture ‘no help’ for IVF birth rates
Acupuncture ‘no help’ for IVF birth rates (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study of more than 800 women undergoing acupuncture treatment during their IVF cycle has confirmed no significant difference in live birth rates. Undertaken across 16 IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) centres in Australia and New Zealand, the randomised clinical trial involved ... Read More »

Traditional roles still rule
Traditional roles still rule (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In Australia both in policy and practice, men are expected to be primary breadwinners while women are filling roles as primary caregivers for both children and the household. A study at Flinders University has found that this leads some men ... Read More »

Poorer outcomes for babies born to teen mums
Poorer outcomes for babies born to teen mums (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Babies of teenage mothers often experience poorer health outcomes than babies born to women just a few years older, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) first report on this subject. The report, Teenage mothers in Australia 2015, shows ... Read More »

Higher risks associated with vaginal birth after caesarean, although absolute risk small
Higher risks associated with vaginal birth after caesarean, although absolute risk small (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Attempted vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) is associated with higher rates of adverse effects or death for mothers and infants, although absolute rates were low in mothers who attempted this type of birth, according to research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). ... Read More »

Which targeted nutritional approaches can bolster micro-preemies’ brain development?
Which targeted nutritional approaches can bolster micro-preemies’ brain development? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The volume of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and calories consumed by very vulnerable preemies significantly contributes to increased brain volume and white matter development, however additional research is needed to determine specific nutritional approaches that best support these infants’ developing brains, ... Read More »

 
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