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Steroid Drugs to Preterm Delivery Mothers may Cause Risk

...er the risk. In the 1990s, the benefit of giving antenatal corticosteroids to prevent lung disease in preterm...the errors made in the conclusions of the original antenatal steroid trials....

Evidence Underlying Repeated Courses of Steroids for Preterm Birth may Be Unsound

...the errors made in the conclusions of the original antenatal steroid trials."...

Doctors Warn of Deficiencies in Antenatal HIV Testing

...Hospital in Coventry. In the United Kingdom, all antenatal clinics routinely offer HIV testing. Most mothers ...n a few weeks of one another. Both mothers had had antenatal screening, and both tested HIV negative. The authors warn that women who seroconvert during pregna...

Research Favors Aspirin In Prevention Of Pre-Eclampsia

...sia to help them make informed choices about their antenatal care." In an accompanying comment, US experts Professor James Roberts and Dr Janet Catov, from the University of Pittsburgh, wrote: "There are certain settings in which pre-eclampsia is almost a certainty, including women with pre-eclampsia in more...

Where Indigenous Mothers Live Affects The Health Of Their Babies

...les including remoteness of mothers when designing antenatal programs, says Dr Sullivan. Dr Sullivan says the health of Indigenous mothers in remote areas partially explains the higher prevalence of poor health outcomes in their babies. Although Indigenous mothers who lived in remote areas were less like...

HIV and AIDS Pregnancies Considerably Reduced- South African Health Minister

...m the number of pregnant women visiting the public antenatal clinics. The department and its partners have also developed the National Strategic Plan for HIV and AIDS for 2007-2011 which builds on the gains of the Strategic Plan for 2000-2005. It aims to achieve a 50 percent reduction of new infections by 20...

British Funds 250 Million Pounds to Reduce Child Mortality

... In Andhra Pradesh, two percent of women going to antenatal clinics are living with HIV and AIDS - more than anywhere else in India. Childhood immunisation has fallen since 1998, from 59 percent to 46 percent in 2005-06. More than 25 percent of women are left to give birth without the support of a qualified m...

WHO Intensifies Work on Safe Blood for Mothers

...sive approach to maternal care. This includes good antenatal care, prevention and timely treatment of anaemia, assessment of the need for transfusion and safe blood transfusion given only when really required. The lack of access to safe blood for women reflects the general situation in developing countries....

One-fifth of Obese Women Undergo Caesarean Due to Uterus Failure

...lassified as high risk pregnancies and appropriate antenatal care should be provided so they receive the optimum care during maternity." Source-Eurekalert/B...

Ray of Hope for Women on Motherhood Day

... union health ministry had released guidelines for antenatal care and skilled attendance at birth for ANMs and ... nil very soon," Gogoi said. WRA plans to set up antenatal care check-up camps and counseling centers for pregnant women in Badarpur area of south Delhi to mar...

Being Sad Can Kill You

...ccording to them, depression in pregnant women, or antenatal depression is a ‘largely hidden problem’. O’Keane studied two groups of women, one severely depressed and the other healthy, and followed them throughout their period of pregnancy. Levels of stress hormones were measured using blood and saliva ...

Low Birth Weight Babies On The Rise In UK.

...ancial support for at-risk women, better access to antenatal services and personalized care for all newborns in intensive care. According to the report older women and teenagers are more likely to have tiny babies. When nationalities are considered, Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin women are said to de...

Triple ARV Prophylaxis Reduces Viral Load in Breast Milk

...nd care services and 40 HIV-positive women from an antenatal clinic (group B) where HIV testing is not done and ARV prophylaxis is not offered. Pregnant women in group A were enrolled into the study and began antiretroviral therapy at week 28 of pregnancy or as soon as possible after the first trimester. (If...

Down Syndrome Testing for All Mums?

Unequal access to antenatal screening could be one of the reasons why Down syn...hether the mother’s place of residence and type of antenatal care had any impact. Their results, published in the latest Medical Journal of Australia, show tha...

'Baby Blues’-no Tiny Proble

...ree questions to their expecting patients at every antenatal checkup or to young mothers. These are: · Were you feeling depressed, down or hopeless during the last month? · Do you feel little pleasure or interest in what you do? · Do you feel you need any help or anything to deal with this problem? The ...

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

...f distress. It was seen from study results that antenatal checks beginning at this time, had the greatest impact on reducing stillbirths. ANN...

High Incidence of AIDS in Six States

... high prevalence states where HIV prevalence among antenatal mothers has been observed to be more than one percent. These States are Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Manipur and Nagaland. National AIDS Control Programme has adopted a Rights based approach and thus no children of affected f...

'Ire' of Irish Moms pained over maternity services in Ireland.

... years were displeased with several aspects of the antenatal care that they received and the routine labor they had to undergo there after. The survey showed that the Irish women were offended by many of the standard operational procedures adopted by most hospitals there like extremely long waiting periods dur...

New method to treat malaria in pregnant women

...udy, carried out among pregnant women who attended antenatal clinics at a district hospital in Ghana, is published in today's Lancet. The research team was based jointly at St Theresa's Hospital, Nkoranza, Ghana and at LSHTM. Malaria parasites are becoming increasingly resistant to choloroquine and sulphadox...

Sexual Health Information Not Accessible In Rural India

...ht of having wrong relationships. Even in cases of antenatal and post-natal care husbands did not participate in their wives affairs. The survey concluded by saying that community-based initiatives were necessary for increasing awareness. RAS...

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