childbirth

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 »

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 »

Women should have right to reject pregnancy, experts say
Women should have right to reject pregnancy, experts say (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

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

Child’s health linked to delivery style
Child’s health linked to delivery style (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

For the first time, a team of leading international researchers have found significant links between medical interventions used in the birthing process, such as caesarean section and induction, and a child’s long-term health. The findings, published in the Wiley journal ... Read More »

Rethinking childbirth education could save $97 million yearly
Rethinking childbirth education could save $97 million yearly (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research led by The University of Notre Dame Australia shows antenatal education not only reduces the rates of medical interventions during childbirth but can save the healthcare system up to $97 million per year. The Australian-first research, in partnership with ... Read More »

Labour-inducing drugs put to the test
Labour-inducing drugs put to the test (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers comparing the use of two drugs for pregnant women who do not go into labour shortly after their waters break have found both are reasonable options. University of Queensland researcher Dr Kassam Mahomed compared intravenous oxytocin infusion to prostaglandin ... Read More »

Parent care in hospital leads to healthier premature babies
Parent care in hospital leads to healthier premature babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study of thousands of premature babies has found that parents who spend long periods in the hospital caring for their infant experience less stress and that babies show faster weight gain. Parents who spend extended periods of time caring ... Read More »

Pre-term babies could benefit from study of Melbourne mums
Pre-term babies could benefit from study of Melbourne mums (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Melbourne researchers are to begin a major study that could result in a test to accurately predict if women will experience pre-term labour during their pregnancy. Such a laboratory or bed-side product would enable clinicians to offer suitable, potentially life-saving ... Read More »

Premature birth more likely if mum had a late-stage Caesarean
Premature birth more likely if mum had a late-stage Caesarean (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Caesarean section delivery at full dilation may raise the risk of premature birth in a subsequent pregnancy, new research reveals. The finding by clinicians and researchers from Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney was reported ... Read More »

Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy
Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women who have a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section, gain excessive weight, or develop diabetes in pregnancy, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) using ... Read More »

 
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