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Stillbirth Not an Issue for Next-Born

... News) -- Children born after their mother has a stillbirth aren't at increased risk for psychological problems, according to a British study. stillbirth can cause serious mental stress for parents, and ... research had suggested that a child born after a stillbirth may be psychologically vulnerable, according to ...

Global Health Leaders Gather to Address Urgent Crisis of Prematurity and Stillbirth

... Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and stillbirth (GAPPS), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ... the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and stillbirth (GAPPS) announced a collaborative effort with the ... (WHO) to examine the causes of prematurity and stillbirth and identify and promote effective interventions. ...

When Babies Die, Obstetricians Suffer, Too

... Obstetrics & Gynecology . "We know that stillbirth and infant death are traumatic events for ... with a miscarriage and one to two women with stillbirth or infant death, the researchers said. ... Half of the time, the medical cause of a stillbirth is unknown, but physicians may struggle with ...

Stillbirths, infant deaths lead to anxiety, guilt and stress among obstetricians

... of Obstetrics and Gynecology. "We know that stillbirth and infant death are traumatic events for ... States, 1.3 percent of pregnancies end in either stillbirth (losses after 20 weeks but before delivery) or ... women with a miscarriage and one to two with stillbirth or infant death, the study says. ...

Researchers aim to prevent global prematurity and stillbirths

... experts in this field. Prematurity and stillbirth contribute to a significant burden of disease ... the research literature and the worlds leading stillbirth and prematurity scientists will allow us to build ... of the Office for Prevention of Prematurity and stillbirth are to; identify mechanisms, causes and risk ...

Newly Pregnant Smokers Have a 15-Week Window to Quit

... a new study finds. It's known that smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, premature birth, small babies, stillbirth and neonatal death, but no study until now has determined whether stopping smoking in early pregnancy reduces the risks of small babies and premature ...

Comparable data on maternal and infant in Europe available for the first time

... every list. Understanding the reasons behind these differences can provide the insights needed for prevention and improvement. Fetal mortality/ stillbirth rates: The cutoff for these varies between countries. When a definition excluding all births before 28 completed weeks of gestation is used, the ...

New York Legislators Kill Bill for Grieving Mothers. Women's Rights Activist stands up for some women and not others.

... to this public health issue," says Dr. Joanne Cacciatore, an expert in traumatic child death. "More than ten times the number of babies die of stillbirth than those who die of SIDS, yet it's virtually invisible." Part of the problem, according to grieving parents, Jeff and Lori Tieger of Staten Island, ...

Treatment for Cigarette, Alcohol & Drug Use During Pregnancy Dramatically Improves Outcomes for Mom and Baby, Kaiser Permanente Study Shows

... neonatal ventilation were dramatically higher for the 156 untreated substance abusers than the 2,073 women in the Early Start program: -- Risk of stillbirth was 16.2 times higher for women who were screened but did not accept assessment or treatment than those who received Early Start treatment -- Risk ...

Insurance Companies Rejecting Women With History of Cesarean

... hemorrhage, infection, hysterectomy, surgical mistakes, re-hospitalization, dangerous placental abnormalities in future pregnancies, unexplained stillbirth in future pregnancies and increased percentage of maternal death. http://ican-online.org/pregnancy/cesarean-fact-sheet Mission statement: ICAN is ...

Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes Rates Have Doubled

... in Bellflower, Calif. And, she added, "having diabetes during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage early in pregnancy and the risk of stillbirth later in pregnancy. It also increases the chances of having a baby with birth defects, and it may result in larger babies and more difficult ...

Extra Pounds During and Between Pregnancies Can Pose Problems

... weight during pregnancy puts both baby and mom at risk of complications, such as gestational diabetes and high blood pressure, labor complications, stillbirth and delivery of a large-for-gestational age baby, according to the March of Dimes. Greene said about two-thirds of her patients manage to stay ...

Researchers Aim to Prevent Global Prematurity and Stillbirths

... the study and will host an international summit in Seattle in 2009 to bring together the world's foremost experts in this field. "Prematurity and stillbirth contribute to a significant burden of disease worldwide, and there is an urgent need to learn more about the causes and develop effective preventive ...

Study Shows That More Than 3 Million Stillbirths Occur Worldwide Every Year

... explained their point by showing evidence of low stillbirth rates of four per thousand as seen in rich ... these data’s to create a statistical model of stillbirth rates and associated uncertainty intervals (margins of error). Their main goal was to estimate stillbirth rates for 190 countries. They found that the data ...

Link between C-section Delivery and Stillbirth

... why the link between C-section delivery and stillbirth exists but say it could be a biological cause. ... and to information provided in the Scottish stillbirth and Infant Death Enquiry to determine if there ... Researchers say the absolute risk of unexplained stillbirth at or after 39 weeks gestation was 1.1 per 1000 ...

Stillbirth Figures Stand Still

... evaluate risk categories and implement necessary changes that can impact stillbirth numbers. Richard Congdon, chief executive of CEMACH, said: "The ... latest CEMACH study of perinatal mortality shows that the occurrence of stillbirth is still a major and tragic problem in this country. Advances in ...

Still Births: Three Times Higher Risk for Older Moms–to–e

... the study. It was seen that the risk of intrauterine fetal demise or stillbirth was three times higher in women aged above 40. It is already known ... give birth between the ages of 40 to 44 were at three times the risk of stillbirth than women aged 25 to 29. This was based on the data from the US ...

Bed Nets - A Formidable Weapon Against Malaria In Africa

... by Feiko Ter Kuile, of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine showed that pregnant women in Africa could reduce their risks of miscarriage or stillbirth by a third just by sleeping under insecticide treated bed nets. The number of babies born with a low weight also fell by about a quarter, while using ...

New Placenta Screening for High-risk Pregnancies

... danger to the health of the mother and fetus. Abnormalities can lead to conditions such as preeclampsia, which is maternal high blood pressure, stillbirth or the need for a pre-term delivery. The screening tests include: a maternal serum screening test used to detect Down’s syndrome, which ...

Older Women make good mothers!

... mothers due to poor success rates and legislation according to which, doctors are responsible for the welfare of children born to IVF. The risk of stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy increases twice at the age over 45. The risk of pre-eclampsia and diabetes is approximately 3 times higher at the age above 55. ...

Iodine Deficiency: A Global Initiative to Weed Out the Problem

... as an enlargement known as ‘goiter’, which is the visible sign of iodine deficiency. The dangerous consequences of IDD show up as abortion, stillbirth and mental retardation. This can be offset by ensuring that everyone, especially women of child-bearing age and young children, consume sufficient ...

Improvement Seen in Fetal Survival Following Preeclampsia

... preeclampsia was an important cause of fetal death in Norway during the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s, but its impact has waned. While risk of stillbirth was 4.2 times higher with preeclampsia, it is now only 1.3 times higher. Preeclampsia still carries a 2-fold increased risk of neonatal death, which ...

Gestiva – the pre-term birth drug probed by FD

... recommend whether the drug application filed by the company should be approved by the FDA or not. The drug may cause an increase in miscarriage and stillbirth rate, said the FDA. Will the drug need further research, will be one of the questions posed to the panel. As per FDA rules, the pharmaceutical ...

Fibromyalgia Increases Pain and Fatigue for Pregnant Women

... an Internet announcement on a fibromyalgia website. Study subjects were between the ages of 29-31, in their third trimester, with no history of stillbirth and free of chronic illnesses other than FM. The women were then mailed a questionnaire about fatigue, depression, pain and ability to ....

Revolutionary Simple Pregnancy Blood Test Can Save Both Mother And Child

... The blood pressure shoots up in the mothers-to-be and can cause seizures or fits, stroke and kidney related complications. This can result in stillbirth or fetal distress. The condition accounts for more than 15% of all premature births. Currently there is no test available. "This allows us to be ...

Listeria Food Poisoning Can Be Dangerous In Pregnant Women And Elderly

... death of two elderly people, two miscarriages and a further six people were hospitalized. Listeriosis in pregnancy may result in miscarriage, stillbirth or premature birth of an infant with life threatening infection. Listeriosis in elderly people or those with impaired immune function include high ...
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