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Why Induction of Labor in Post-Term Pregnancy Could Result in Medical Malpractice

Posted on August 23rd, 2019 by Elizabeth

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A woman counts down her pregnancy, hoping to make it to 36 weeks when the risk of health complications is significantly decreased. Then she counts to 40 weeks, which is considered full term, and anxiously awaits baby’s arrival. Carrying a fetus beyond 40 weeks, however, is not welcome. A post-term pregnancy, in fact, increases the […]

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Using Cannabis to Ease Morning Sickness Could Lead to Premature Birth

Posted on July 31st, 2019 by Elizabeth

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Cannabis is prescribed to people suffering from the side effects of cancer treatment, anxiety, and pain associated with multiple sclerosis, cancer, and the nerves. Some cannabis dispensaries even recommend the drug for morning sickness. But a new study conducted by Canada’s Ottawa Hospital Research Institute has found that one in eight women who smoked while […]

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Preventing Group B Strep Neonatal Infection and Other Birth Injuries

Posted on July 22nd, 2019 by Elizabeth

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There are many prenatal tests that are recommended for expectant mothers, including the test for the bacterial infection known as group B streptococcus (GBS). This infection can be found in a pregnant woman’s vagina or rectum and, left untreated or misdiagnosed, can be passed to the unborn baby during pregnancy. Group B strep is the […]

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Is Cannabis Use Responsible for Some Premature Births?

Posted on June 28th, 2019 by Elizabeth

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In the 1950s, it wasn’t hard to find a pregnant woman who smoked cigarettes and drank regularly without giving these behaviors a second thought. Doctors even smoked in the exam rooms during prenatal visits. Smoking was, indeed, the thing to do. Smoking, however, is now known to increase the risk of health problems, birth defects, […]

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What Are Birth Injuries, and What Causes Them?

Posted on June 22nd, 2019 by Gerald Thurswell

What Are Birth Injuries, and What Causes Them?

The arrival of a newborn is a joyous occasion when most new parents leave the hospital with a healthy addition to their family. Yet, when parents have to stay at their newborn’s side because of birth injury, joy can easily turn to distress. Birth injuries might occur because of a variety of things which happen […]

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