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New Guidelines For Pregnancy

Posted on November 16th, 2016 by Gerald Thurswell

The World Health Organization issued 49 new recommendations to prevent deaths in childbirth. One of these recommendations: women should see a doctor or midwife at least eight times during each pregnancy, five of these visits at the last trimester. Previously, the organization had advised women to visit clinics four times per pregnancy. Each of the […]

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Prenatal Parental Depression Increases Risk Of Premature Baby

Posted on March 29th, 2016 by Gerald Thurswell

Prenatal Parental Depression Increases Risk Of Premature Baby A new study has found that having a mother or father who is depressed increases the risk of preterm birth. Using data on 366,499 singleton births, Swedish researchers assessed whether parents had been given a diagnosis of depression a year prior to conception and the end of […]

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Placental Abruption, High Blood Pressure, And The Risk For Recurrence

Posted on October 13th, 2015 by Gerald Thurswell

A study examining single-baby pregnancies of women in the Netherlands recently found those who suffered a placental abruption, when the placenta peels away from the inner wall of the uterus before delivery — either partially or completely, have an increased risk of a repeat abruption in a subsequent pregnancy. The study also factored in the […]

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Vaginal Deliveries of Breech Babies more likely to injure baby

Posted on May 10th, 2015 by Gerald Thurswell

Canadian study revealed that delivering breech babies at term by C-section are less likely to result in injury. In addition the study showed that those babies that are not full term but are premature, or with feet first should not be delivered vaginally. Click here, for more information — The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. For […]

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