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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 »

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 »

Stillbirth is not just stillbirth: more information is needed
Stillbirth is not just stillbirth: more information is needed (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Forty two babies are stillborn in Australia every week, and 60 per cent of them are recorded as “unexplained”. Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland researchers undertook a global review of stillbirth reporting and classification, seeking ways to improve procedures. Dr ... Read More »

Going to hospital for childbirth
Going to hospital for childbirth (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It’s easy to forget to pack important things, and not remember them until you’ve already walked out the door, or arrived at work or your holiday destination. It’s especially easy to forget things if you’re leaving the house in a ... Read More »

Signals that trigger labour and delivery
Signals that trigger labour and delivery (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 (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 (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 (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 (1 votes, average: 5.00 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 (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 »

 
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