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Pregnant Women's Contest to Curb Infant Mortality

...out of 10 newborns in our slums used to die during childbirth or within a few months but things have changed now. We are organising such competitions every two months and giving women prizes like utensils and plastic cycles for their ready use," said Babita, another community leader. The slum dwellers say the...

Wealthy Australian Women More Prone to Breast Cancer New Study

... Women who do not have children, or who put off childbirth until after the age of 30, have been found to be more likely to develop breast cancer. Studies have shown more affluent women tend to have children when they are older, whereas their less-privileged counterparts tend to start families at a younger ...

2 Minute Delay in Cutting Cord can Give Babies a 'significant' Health Boost

...ping countries in which anaemia during infancy and childbirth is highly prevalent, it is likely to have an important impact on all newborns," they added. The study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association....

Charlotte Church Turning to ITunes to Overcome Labour Pains

...s friends, who have had kids, on advice for making childbirth easier. The source added that his friends suggested music, and that those without kids could not come up with any 'serious suggestion'. "Gavin has been telling his rugby mates about the playlist. He was asking for advice from the lads who have babi...

Despite Being Effective Electroconvulsive Therapy is Underused for Severe Depression

...re is very safe, with risks comparable to those of childbirth or minor surgery. Although concerns have been raised regarding memory loss as a side effect of ECT, this usually clears up within a few weeks. The procedure can be safely done in patients with various medical conditions, including pregnancy. Despite ...

Family Planning Initiatives Central To Reducing Child Mortality in Developing Countries

...ding providing access to contraception and quality childbirth care; investing in basic, low-cost solutions to save children's lives; making health care available to the poorest and most vulnerable mothers and children; and increasing funding and improving strategies to provide basic and effective lifesaving ser...

Natural-Birth Centers In U.S Pulling Down The Shutters

... being strapped to machines, talked out of natural childbirth or talked into a non-emergency Cesarean section. A birth center, they say, provides a more relaxed, homelike environment without anesthesia or C-sections. Others say they want the option of an epidural for pain relief in a hospital but believe midwiv...

WHO Intensifies Work on Safe Blood for Mothers

...than 500 000 women die each year during pregnancy, childbirth or in the postpartum period 99 percent of them in...tality. Severe bleeding during delivery or after childbirth contributes to around 34 percent of maternal deaths in Africa, 31 percent in Asia and 21 percent in ...

Stillbirth Figures Stand Still

... fully. Maternal hemorrhage or asphyxiation during childbirth is also a widely occurring cause. The non-medical reasons certainly point towards poor nutrition of women especially those from underprivileged nations. Such women carry a double risk of having stillborns. The report stresses the need for better st...

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

...lly were also found to encounter other problems in childbirth – more than twice as many (6%) experienced excessive bleeding following delivery compared with normal weight women (3%). This blood loss was also attributed to poor uterine activity in the obese group. Heavy bleeding occurs when the uterus is unable ...

‘Land Of Dreams’ Staggers Under The Weight Of Neuroses And Substance Abue

... was also seen that 240,000 women hospitalized for childbirth or pregnancy were diagnosed as having mental health or substance abuse problems. Almost half of these patients were between 18 and 24 years of age. Attempts on one’s own life accounted for nearly 179,000 hospital stays. Of these, 93 percent invol...

One Fourth of Hospital Patients Admitted for Mental Health or Drug Abuse Disorder

...e. In addition, 240,000 women hospitalized for childbirth or pregnancy also had mental health or substance abuse problems. Four of every 10 of these patients were between 18 and 24 years of age. Suicide attempts accounted for nearly 179,000 hospital stays. Of these, 93 percent involved a mental health co...

Ray of Hope for Women on Motherhood Day

...atio (MMR) that marks the number of women dying at childbirth //has been falling in India, albeit gradually. A...pecially in rural areas, in skills required during childbirth for emergency situations with the support of a functioning health care referral system. Most of t...

Rajasthan Launches Programs to Overcome Misconceptions About Childbirth

...lustrious group of people. We like to believe that childbirth is an act of God but we all know it is our own negligence" Source-IANS...

Health Expenditure on Illegal Immigrants

...hat most of the medical expenditure was related to childbirth and pregnancy related complications. The study p...rly 91 percent of the hospitalizations were due to childbirth and pregnancy-associated complications. SAV...

India Lags Far Behind in Controlling Maternal Deaths

...ppreciable decline in the number of women dying at childbirth in India since 1990, quite// unlike other nations like Bangladesh, Gautemala and Morocco that have managed to arrest this trend. India's Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR), the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, was 301 in 2002 and 200...

More Women Opting for Caesarean, Unaware of Consequences

...re very afraid of pain or who have had a traumatic childbirth in the past," noted Ines Albrecht-Engel of the Berlin-based Society for Prenatal Preparation, Starting a Family, and Women's Health. Another reason is the desire to plan the delivery date. It is important to consider the consequences of a c-sectio...

Exertion 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 ...

Epidurals Associated With Breastfeeding Problems

...bies. The researchers who looked at the women's childbirth and breastfeeding history found that out of the 416 who had an epidural, 172 also had a Caesarean section. Around 93 percent of the women in the study breast-fed their baby in the first week after birth, but women who had an epidural were significant...

Hypnosis and Acupuncture Show Promise for Labor Pain

...d trauma to the perineum. Seattle-area doula and childbirth educator Penny Simkin — who was not involved in the Cochrane review — said "many of my students choose to use acupuncture, but mostly it’s the ones who give birth outside the hospital." Women who give birth at home or in a community birth center ar...

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