stillbirth

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 »

Silence around stillbirth a major issue for bereaved parents
Silence around stillbirth a major issue for bereaved parents (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from the University of South Australia has uncovered the biggest obstacle facing bereaved parents after losing a child at birth – the silent treatment and stigma surrounding stillbirth. Four years ago, UniSA PhD candidate Danielle Pollock gave birth ... 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 »

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 »

More support needed for mums after perinatal loss
More support needed for mums after perinatal loss (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More support services for pregnant women who have previously suffered miscarriage, stillbirth or the loss of a newborn are needed, according to University of Queensland researchers. A study led by the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences evaluated the effectiveness of a ... 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 »

Mothers-to-be and babies benefit from group prenatal care
Mothers-to-be and babies benefit from group prenatal care (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Group prenatal care can substantially improve health outcomes for both mothers and their infants, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found. The paper was published online Dec. 17 in The American Journal of Public ... Read More »

Weight gain between pregnancies linked to stillbirth
Weight gain between pregnancies linked to stillbirth (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A large study in Sweden found women whose weight increased by more than two BMI units (about 6kg for a woman who is 1.67m tall) between their first and second pregnancy had a higher chance of having a stillbirth. Some of ... Read More »

Smoking ban linked to drop in stillbirths
Smoking ban linked to drop in stillbirths (3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)

Stillbirths have dropped by almost 8% in England since the smoking ban was introduced, research shows. The number of babies dying shortly after birth has also dropped by almost 8%, the study estimates. The findings add to growing evidence that anti-smoking ... Read More »

Maternal Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients, Compared With Iron-Folic Acid, Does Not Reduce Infant Mortality
Maternal Supplementation with Multiple Micronutrients, Compared With Iron-Folic Acid, Does Not Reduce Infant Mortality (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In Bangladesh, daily maternal supplementation of multiple micronutrients compared to iron-folic acid before and after childbirth did not reduce all-cause infant mortality to age 6 months, but did result in significant reductions in preterm birth and low birth weight, according ... Read More »

 
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