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Cytotec produces uterine contractions that endanger pregnancy ... - PR-BG.com (прессъобщения) (press release)

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 1:22am

Cytotec produces uterine contractions that endanger pregnancy ...
PR-BG.com (прессъобщения) (press release)
In rare cases, serious complications (e.g., uterine rupture) have occurred when misoprostol was used to start labor or when used in combination with another drug to cause abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy. ... Before using this medication ...

New Jersey has high rates of C-sections - Cherry Hill Courier Post

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 7:00pm

New Jersey has high rates of C-sections
Cherry Hill Courier Post
Brooklyn Catherine Pinkerton is seen two days after being delivered by C-section at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. There are many factors why a woman has a C-section. / Douglas Bovitt/Courier-Post ... As the 34-year-old tells it, her pregnancies ...

Birth on her own terms - Ashland Daily Tidings

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 3:11pm

Birth on her own terms
Ashland Daily Tidings
After undergoing two Cesarean sections, Ashland business owner Roanna Rosewood was determined to give birth naturally when she became pregnant with her third child. She chronicled her grueling journey to achieve vaginal birth after C-section — also ...

Baby boom continues at Hudson Hospital Birth Center - Hudson Star Observer

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:30am

Baby boom continues at Hudson Hospital Birth Center
Hudson Star Observer
Hudson is one of only a few hospitals in western Wisconsin to offer a wide range of services including waterbirths, twin deliveries, and vaginal birth after cesarean (meeting safety criteria). New programs offered in the Birth Center include a ...

Baby boom continues at Hudson Hospital Birth Center - Hudson Star Observer

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 10:30am

Baby boom continues at Hudson Hospital Birth Center
Hudson Star Observer
Hudson is one of only a few hospitals in western Wisconsin to offer a wide range of services including waterbirths, twin deliveries, and vaginal birth after cesarean (meeting safety criteria). New programs offered in the Birth Center include a ...

C-Section Rate in New Jersey Ranks Among Highest in the Nation - NJ Spotlight

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 3:25am

C-Section Rate in New Jersey Ranks Among Highest in the Nation
NJ Spotlight
Nearly 4 of every 10 births in New Jersey occurs by cesarean section, a rate that remains stubbornly higher than the national average, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics. New Jersey's C-section ... were delivered by ...

'Time to end C-section mentality' - Cyprus Mail

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 2:44am

'Time to end C-section mentality'
Cyprus Mail
The House Health Committee yesterday asked that measures be created to create a culture for natural births by informing women of the advantages, and allowing C-sections only for medical reasons. Speaking after the meeting, the committee's acting ...

The Women Who Have A Pathological Fear Of Childbirth - Huffington Post

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 1:17pm

The Women Who Have A Pathological Fear Of Childbirth
Huffington Post
At 39 years old, Redfern is considered "old" in the pregnancy world, she joked ("They like to scare you more when you're older, but then tell you not to be afraid."). She was also trying for a vaginal birth after her C-section -- a procedure that ...

Learning and feedback reduce cesarean section rate - Ob.Gyn. News Digital Network

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 1:08pm

Learning and feedback reduce cesarean section rate
Ob.Gyn. News Digital Network
The neonatal benefit remained significant even after excluding all preterm births from the analysis, said Dr. Chaillet of the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center, Montreal. The QUARISMA (Quality of Care, Management of Obstetrical Risk ...

New study shows longer labor is normal - Indiana Gazette

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 1:39am

New study shows longer labor is normal
Indiana Gazette
He added, “I will change my practice and feel more comfortable going to 5ᄑ hours with a first birth after an epidural with reassuring fetal monitoring.” Researchers at the University of California, ... “One of the messages of this study is, sit on your ...

Repeat Cesarean Delivery Optimal Before 39 Weeks - Medscape

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 11:28am

Repeat Cesarean Delivery Optimal Before 39 Weeks
Medscape
Currently, 22% of women undergo a cesarean procedure for their first delivery, and the rate of vaginal birth after a cesarean delivery is about 9%. "The combination of these trends has led to more than 600,000 women per year having repeat cesarean ...

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Hats Off to Bacteria! - The New York Academy of Sciences

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 10:15am

Hats Off to Bacteria!
The New York Academy of Sciences
Babies born by cesarean section—approximately 50% of babies in New York City—miss out on this natural initial exposure and instead are first inoculated with bacteria floating around the operating room. These bacteria are comprised predominantly of ...

Is bill to start birth injury fund effective way to cut high malpractice costs ... - MedCity News

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 6:01pm

Is bill to start birth injury fund effective way to cut high malpractice costs ...
MedCity News
In May 2012, Rebecca Fielding and Enso Martinez won a $55 million judgment against Hopkins after their son was diagnosed with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, a condition that causes permanent cognitive delays. The birth had started at home, overseen ...

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Epidurals Prolong Labor Longer Than Doctors Previously Thought (STUDY) - Huffington Post

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 11:51am

Epidurals Prolong Labor Longer Than Doctors Previously Thought (STUDY)
Huffington Post
In the study, the researchers looked at more than 42,000 women in California who delivered vaginally between 1976 and 2008, and compared the length of the second stage of labor, which is the time it takes for "pushing" the baby out after the cervix has ...

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Epidurals Prolong Labor Longer Than Doctors Previously Thought (STUDY) - Huffington Post

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 6:18pm

Epidurals Prolong Labor Longer Than Doctors Previously Thought (STUDY)
Huffington Post
In the study, the researchers looked at more than 42,000 women in California who delivered vaginally between 1976 and 2008, and compared the length of the second stage of labor, which is the time it takes for "pushing" the baby out after the cervix has ...

Maryland bill would create birth injury fund - Baltimore Sun

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 6:14pm

Maryland bill would create birth injury fund
Baltimore Sun
In May 2012, Rebecca Fielding and Enso Martinez won a $55 million judgment against Hopkins after their son was diagnosed with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, a condition that causes permanent cognitive delays. The birth had started at home, overseen ...

Maryland bill would create birth injury fund - Baltimore Sun

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 6:14pm

Maryland bill would create birth injury fund
Baltimore Sun
In May 2012, Rebecca Fielding and Enso Martinez won a $55 million judgment against Hopkins after their son was diagnosed with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, a condition that causes permanent cognitive delays. The birth had started at home, overseen ...

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Maryland bill would create birth injury fund - Baltimore Sun

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 6:14pm

Maryland bill would create birth injury fund
Baltimore Sun
In May 2012, Rebecca Fielding and Enso Martinez won a $55 million judgment against Hopkins after their son was diagnosed with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, a condition that causes permanent cognitive delays. The birth had started at home, overseen ...

and more »

Maryland bill would create birth injury fund - Baltimore Sun

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 6:14pm

Maryland bill would create birth injury fund
Baltimore Sun
In May 2012, Rebecca Fielding and Enso Martinez won a $55 million judgment against Hopkins after their son was diagnosed with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, a condition that causes permanent cognitive delays. The birth had started at home, overseen ...

Having an epidural may actually prolong your labor - BabyCenter (blog)

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 6:51pm

Having an epidural may actually prolong your labor
BabyCenter (blog)
Even those of us who decided to have a homebirth after a hospital birth–epidural included–can attest to the fact that being in seemingly excruciating pain one moment and then blissfully feeling no pain the next is pretty freaking awesome. But is that ...

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