Tag: "childbirth" at medical news
Chance of hysterectomy predicted by multi-year study
...ommon operation performed on U.S. women other than childbirth
and affects more than 600,000 patients per year. Prior to this study, little has been known about how non-cancerous uterine conditions lead to hysterectomy, Learman said. The rate of hysterectomy also has varied widely across the nation and worldwide...
Emergency Medicaid for immigrants goes to childbirth
..., the bulk of Emergency Medicaid spending pays for childbirth
and pregnancy-related complications for women who ...eive the care they need, and be at higher risk for childbirth
complications or infant health problems. "In light of the extent of Emergency Medicaid spending fo...
Incontinence a common postnatal problem
...s an all-inclusive approach to the question of how childbirth
affects mothers physical health. Her survey included some 2,500 Swedish women, who were asked to complete a series of questionnaires on physical symptoms and rate their health on a scale of one to five, from the start of their pregnancy until after t...
New study shows epidural during birth may negatively affect breastfeeding
...l.com ), found that women who had epidurals during childbirth
were more likely to have breastfeeding problems in the first week and to give up breastfeeding before six months, compared with women who had no analgesia. Siranda Torvaldsen, from the University of Sydney, and colleagues from other institutions in...
First-time mothers at increased risk for postpartum mental disorders
... mental disorders through the first 3 months after childbirth
was 1.03 per 1,000 births for mothers and 0.37 per...cally significant through the first 3 months after childbirth
regardless of age of the mother. Risk for mothers was also increased for psychiatric outpatient con...
Drug prevents postpartum hemorrhage in resource poor settings
...ldwide, about 500,000 maternal deaths occur during childbirth
each year, with postpartum hemorrhage accounting for about 30 percent of those deaths. The comparable rate in the U.S. is about 10 maternal deaths per 100,000 births, with postpartum hemorrhage accounting for about 17 percent of these deaths. In de...
Waiting for trial results sometimes unethical
...e been saved if a drug to control blood loss after childbirth
was made available in remote areas. But the World Health Organisation has not added it to the essential drugs list because of a lack of evidence from randomised trials in home settings. The authors stress that randomised controlled trials are needed...
Health facility births key to substantially reducing maternal deaths worldwide
...et. Over half a million women die in pregnancy or childbirth
each year. For every 30 000 women in Sweden, one will die of maternal causes. In sub-Saharan Africa the average figure is a staggering one in 16 and in South Asia one in 43. The maternal survival series reveals the causes of these deaths, details the...
Health facility births key to substantially reducing maternal mortality worldwide
...t. Over half a million women die in pregnancy or childbirth
each year. The first paper in the Series reveals t...There is a move towards the professionalisation of childbirth
but despite these trends, millions of women are left without care. Nearly one in 4 women in developi...
New mothers should be screened regularly for postpartum depression
...depression regularly for at least a year following childbirth
to better identify women who develop symptoms throughout the year and those whose depression persists, University of Rochester Medical Center researchers say. "If you only screen early or if you only screen once, you will miss some," said Linda Cha...
The risky business of having a baby: why birth interventions are on the rise
...r-perfection society has constructed pregnancy and childbirth
as a very risky business. Women are bombarded with all sorts of warnings about the hazards of pregnancy and childbirth, and the inherent faultiness of their bodies. "This preys on the concerns and anxieties of pregnant women, making them acutely awar...
Female genital mutilation affects births: Study
...male genital mutilation on women and babies during childbirth
has been published by leading medical journal, The...ntly more likely to experience difficulties during childbirth
and that their babies are more likely to die as a result of the practice. Complications include the...
May/June 2006 Annals of Family Medicine Tip Sheet
...tive essay that a woman's option to choose vaginal childbirth
be preserved, specifically after a previous cesarean delivery or with a breech presentation. While patient- choice cesarean is increasingly offered, patient choice for vaginal delivery is less often respected. The authors assert that women desiring...
March/April 2006 Annals of Family Medicine Tip Sheet
... fact that these mothers were recovering both from childbirth
and surgery, and also had infant care responsibilities. With cesarean deliveries reaching a record high of 26 percent of all births in 2002, the authors also assert there is a need by the medical community to reassess the growing practice of cesarea...
UC Berkeley team helps win approval for life-saving drug for African women
...is delayed or fails, the bleeding that accompanies childbirth
becomes excessive. By stimulating contractions, mi...nal death defined as death caused by pregnancy or childbirth
occurs every minute: Ninety-nine percent of all these deaths happen in developing countries. Of the...
Troubling increase in repeat cesarean delivery, inadequate explanations
...n delivery in medical records are essential during childbirth
hospitalization if the mechanisms contributing to ...omen anticipate, discuss, and make decisions about childbirth
after a prior cesarean delivery within the context of actual prenatal care, because this information...
Study of first-time mums provides reassurance for pregnant women with bladder problems
...her combining behavioural and drug treatment after childbirth
will result in better outcomes than either therapy alone."...
Anxious fathers make caesarean ops more painful for mothers
...lmost 30 per cent in this way. Fear of pain during childbirth
is often cited as one of the contributory factors for the increasing rate of CS delivery. But despite the popular notion that caesarean deliveries are the 'easy option', with respect to overall pain experiences compared with labour pain, this may not...
Massage for childbirth prep may reduce episiotomy rate
...tech, at-home preparation in the last month before childbirth
could help pregnant mothers avoid one of the more ...en demand greater control and involvement in their childbirth
plan, Avenson said, preventing an episiotomy -- or the spontaneous tears that can occur at childbirt...
Epidural leads to less pain, more assisted deliveries
...kness of the review is that only one trial studied childbirth
without any painkillers at all....