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Home births

Home births Are More Dangerous Than Hospital Deliveries

Home birth is an act of giving birth in one’s own home. Prior to the advent of modern medicine, a residence or where the mother found shelter; rather than a hospital or dedicated birthing center; was the default type of birth location. Home births may attend by a midwife or lay attendant with experience in managing home births.…

Embryos

Are Mosaic Embryos The 'Dark Horse' Of IVF?

Not every embryo contains 46 perfect chromosomes. Some have more, others have fewer. The result is a common abnormality known as aneuploidy; which occurs in as many as 80 % of human embryos. Because aneuploidy has been linked to a risk of in vitro fertilization failure; miscarriage and certain genetic orders or birth defects, mosaic…

Delivery

Life-Threatening Birth Complication Rate Increasing Across US

Childbirth, also as labor and delivery, is the ending of a pregnancy by one or more babies leaving a woman’s uterus by vaginal passage or Caesarean section. In 2015, there were about 135 million births globally. About 15 million were born before 37 weeks of gestation; while between 3 and 12% were born after 42 weeks. In the developed world most deliveries…

Delivery complications

Night And Weekend Births have Risk Of Delivery Complications

The number of delivery complications in hospitals is substantially higher during nights; weekends and holidays; in teaching hospitals. Each year, nearly four million women give birth in U.S. hospitals; making childbirth the most common cause of hospitalization in this country. Serious but preventable complications occur at the point of delivery; with approximately 700 women dying…

Gestational weight gain

Excessive gestational weight gain tied to maternal morbidity

Gestational weight gain in excess of guidelines from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) is with the increased risk of severe maternal morbidity, according to a study published in the March issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Marissa H. Platner, M.D., and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study using linked 2008 to 2012 New York City discharge…

Surgical training

Safe Alternative For Performing C-sections

Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world for every 100,000 live births, 1360 women will die. In Norway, that number is just 5 women per 100,000 live births; in the US, it’s 14; according to the United Nations Population Fund. Why are so many women dying in Sierra Leone?…

Assisted reproductive technology

Risk Of Cancer In Children Conceived By IVF

The first generation of children conceived through assisted reproductive technology (ART) including in vitro fertilization (IVF) shows no increased risk of cancer; compared with the general population or those conceived using other fertility methods; in the largest study of its kind in which offspring from birth for a mean of 21 years. “Their study is…

Nutritional Supplement

Nutritional Supplement For Women Improve Growth Of Fetus

Linear growth restriction continues to be a major public health challenge globally for poor communities in low- and middle-income countries. Stunting before 2 years of age is prominent among the nutrition factors related to disease burden and mortality in early childhood. Longer-term associations of early linear growth faltering include impairment of motor development; cognition, educational…

Women abortion

Abortion Is A Common Experience For Australian Women

Around one in six have had an abortion by their mid-30s; according to our new research published today in the Australia New Zealand Journal of Public Health.  Narratives about abortion often stigmatize women who have had one or seek to access to one. But our research shows; women from all walks of life may have an abortion: married, single,…

Black Women

Improving Pregnancy Outcomes For Black Women

Serena Williams stunned the world by revealing the terrifying aftermath of giving birth to her daughter Olympia. With a history of blood clots; Williams was acutely aware of the post-delivery complications for which she was at risk. When she communicated those concerns to her doctor and the nursing staff; her concerns were dismissed. The next…

Hormone Concentrations In Pregnancy

Mother's Weight Affect Hormone Concentrations In Pregnancy

Hormone concentrations during early fetal development that may affect the child’s development and increase the mother’s risk for breast and ovarian cancer years later are significantly affected by maternal age; body mass index and race rather than lifestyle, according to a Rutgers study. The researchers looked at the concentrations of estrogens and testosterone in 548 healthy…

Pregnancy complications

Infertility Treatment Linked With Risk Of Pregnancy

Women who have undergone infertility treatment; such as in vitro fertilization, are more likely to experience severe pregnancy complications; according to new research published in CMAJ(Canadian Medical Association Journal). These include severe postpartum hemorrhage; admission to the intensive care unit and sepsis. The background rate in Canada of any severe complication is approximately 10 to 15…