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Oh Baby, Interventional Radiology Makes Childbirth Safer

C-sections and "Invasive" Placenta Condition Can Result in Excessive Bleeding and Be Life Threatening for Mothers SAN DIEGO, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Innovative, interventional radiology treatments are making childbirth safer for women who have C-sections that are complicated by ma...

Anthropologist's studies of childbirth bring new focus on women in evolution

Contrary to the TV sitcom where the wife experiencing strong labor pains screams at her husband to stay away from her, women rarely give birth alone. There are typically doctors, nurses and husbands in hospital delivery rooms, and sometimes even other relatives and friends. Midwives often are call...

TV News Coverage Reports on InnerCool's CoolBlue System Treatment of Cardiac Shock Patient Following Childbirth at Rush Hospital, Chicago

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Alternext US: CXM) and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies today reported that InnerCool's CoolBlue surface temperature modulation system was highlighted in a television segment that aired on Chicago's NBC 5 News. The stor...

Orange County Plastic Surgeon Dr. Semira Bayati Helping Women Restore their Bodies after Childbirth with Mommy Makeover

Dr. Semira Bayati is known all over the world for her expertise in reshaping, renewing, and rejuvenating one’s appearance through surgical and non-surgical cosmetic enhancement. Now, she is giving new mothers the ability to achieve a total makeover that combines a number of options into one...

Natural Childbirth Moms More Attuned to Babies' Cry

Finding may help shed light on postpartum depression in those choosing Caesareans THURSDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers who delivered their babies vaginally appear to be much more sensitive to the cry of their own child within a few weeks of the birth compared with those who d...

Maternal Mortality Declining in Middle-income Countries; Women Still Die in Pregnancy and Childbirth in Low-income Countries

World Health Organization, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank Strictly embargoed until: 00.01 GMT, Friday, 12 October GENEVA and NEW YORK, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's maternal mortality ratio (the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births) is declining too slowly to m...

Fetal cell 'transplant' could be a hidden link between childbirth and reduced risk of breast cancer

PHILADELPHIA Some benefits of motherhood are intangible, but one has been validated through biostatistical research: women who bear children have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer. In Seattle, Washington, researchers at the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Cen...

CONSUMER REPORTS: Back to Basics For Safer Childbirth

Too many obstetricians and hospitals use potentially harmful high-tech or invasive procedures, new study finds YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to Consumer Reports, many obstetricians and maternity hospitals overuse high-tech procedures that can result in poor resul...

White Ribbon Alliance Calls for Investments to Save Women's Lives Lost in Pregnancy and Childbirth

Joins with Maternal Health Champions on Capitol Hill to Ask U.S. to Meet Obligations to World's Poorest Nations WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood today took its call for world leaders to invest in women's health to Capitol Hill. C...

Link Between Childbirth and Stress Incontinence Established

An increase among women electing to have caesarean sections in recent years has been due in large part to a concern that giving birth vaginally will lead to a prolapse bladder// and uterus in later life, and the issue has been hotly debated in the medical community. New research from the Univ...

Do Women Die In Childbirth Because It Is More Preferable?

Pregnancy is a time of great joy and expectation as both the expectant mother and her family prepare themselves to welcome the newcomer. Some women however are not able to experience the bliss due to several constraints // , and end up with nothing more than psychological distress. A few of the fac...

Rajasthan Launches Programs to Overcome Misconceptions About Childbirth

Jaipur: With a view to combating the high maternal mortality rate and empowering the women, the Rajasthan government Friday launched a program// that is expected to tackle some common misconceptions and taboos related to childbirth. Along with state's Health Minister Digamber Singh, the emerg...

Lower Back Tattoos Can Lead To Problems During Childbirth

Women who are in the habit of going for tattoos, especially at the lower back and buttocks may be facing problems during childbirth, reported the German medical// journal Arzte Zeitung. Drawing large tattoos at the back may prevent doctors from applying local anesthesia during delivery. Tatto...

Urinary Stress Incontinence Not Related To Childbirth

Surprisingly, women who have had vaginal deliveries prior to their menopause share the same risk of developing urinary incontinence, as do their sisters who have never given birth // . In other words, the risk for mothers is not higher compared to their counterparts. Over 10 million people worl...

Strong Pelvic Muscles Found To Facilitate Childbirth

Researchers now say strong pelvic floor muscles may actually facilitate labor, thereby challenging the myth that strong pelvic floor muscles obstruct labor.// Previous studies have shown pregnant women who exercise their pelvic floor muscles can prevent urinary incontinence. A recent study done ...

Postpone intercourse after childbirth

A doctor from UK says that females having sexual intercorse soon after delivery could jeopardize their lives. A study of two women in Yorkshire reveals that their death occured because they indulged in sexual intercourse too soon after delivery. Researchers said they were ill fated due to air...

Northwest Hospital Introduces Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

...e available. Major clinical programs and services include: emergency services; critical care; cardiac care; neurosciences; stroke center; cancer care; childbirth services; bariatric surgery; sports medicine; medical rehabilitation; geropsychiatric center; Gamma Knife(R) Center; diagnostic imaging; laboratory se...

40 Northwest Hospital Physicians Named Among Seattle's Top Doctors by Seattle Magazine

...e available. Major clinical programs and services include: emergency services; critical care; cardiac care; neurosciences; stroke center; cancer care; childbirth services; bariatric surgery; sports medicine; medical rehabilitation; geropsychiatric center; Gamma Knife(R) Center; diagnostic imaging; laboratory se...

Keys to a Fit Pregnancy and Losing the Baby Weight

...Bellie Fit Basics led me to a healthy weight gain of only twenty-nine pounds. I also experienced a non-medicated three-hour-and fifteen-minute vaginal childbirth delivery, with the successful outcome of a healthy baby of eight pounds and twelve ounces and back to pre-birth weight within three weeks of delivery....

The Gout & Uric Acid Education Society (GUAES) Announces New Survey Results Highlighting Major Gaps in Public Awareness of Gout

... of arthritis and the most common form of inflammatory arthritis among adults. Patients describe the pain of a gout attack as one that rivals that of childbirth or the fracture of long bones. Gout causes sudden intense pain and swelling in the joints. Following their first attack of gout, approximately 60 pe...

More Single Women Are Having Babies

...What we have is a changing definition of family." More information The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more on unmarried childbirth . SOURCES: Stephanie J. Ventura, M.A., director, Reproductive Statistics Branch, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Ce...

Before Conceiving, Take Folic Acid for One Full Year

...els of folate (folic acid) in the mother with a shorter length of pregnancy, the release noted. The new study, which looked at the pregnancies and childbirth experiences of almost 35,000 women, found that those who took folate supplements for at least one year before conception were 70 percent less likely ...

U.S. Maternal Health Program: Marks 20 Years of Support to Mothers and Childbearing Women

...n nations." Every year, more than half a million women die and many more suffer complications from childbirth. Women in sub-Saharan Africa die in childbirth at a rate that is more than 150 times greater than in the United States. USAID maternal health programs have helped to reduce under-5 mortality in alm...

Menstrual Blood Stem Cells May Significantly Increase Yield of Cord Blood Stem Cells

...od stem cells. Research Summary The studies were performed by using harvested cells from menstrual blood and cord blood cells collected after childbirth and processed to reduce the number of red blood cells. MenSC samples were obtained using a menstrual cup and were transferred to a laboratory for pr...

A Mother's Report Card: The Best - and Worst - Countries for Mothers

...99 percent of births are attended by skilled health personnel in Sri Lanka. Over the course of her lifetime, 1 woman in 8 will die in pregnancy or childbirth in Afghanistan and Sierra Leone. Compare that to 1 in more than 47,000 in Ireland. A typical woman in Angola, Djibouti and Niger has less than fou...

Meaningful Investment of $19 Billion on Health Information Technology

... American Academy of Family Physicians -- America's Health Insurance Plans -- Center for Democracy and Technology -- Center for Information Therapy -- childbirth Connection -- Chilmark Research -- Consumers Union -- Dossia -- DrFirst -- Google -- Health Care For All -- Intel Corporation -- The Joint Commission ...

Pregnant and Older May Mean More Complications

... is a cultural shift among patients that is still evolving." More information The U.S. National Women's Health Information Center has more on childbirth . SOURCES: William Callaghan, M.D., M.P.H., senior scientist, Maternal and Infant Health Branch, Division of Reproductive H...

Trista Sutter Announces She Will Get the Essure Permanent Birth Control Procedure

...ill avoid the added pain and recovery time of getting her tubes tied combined with her C-section. The Essure procedure is performed three months after childbirth and this waiting period allows Trista to let her body recover and spend time bonding with her new baby. Trista will have the added benefit of the Essu...

University of Tennessee Medical Center Saves 60 Percent on IT Costs With Unified Email Management by Mimecast

... offering general, specialty and sub-specialty care in a full range of medical fields, including specialties with heart, lung, vascular, brain, spine, childbirth and cancer as well as many other conditions. The medical center is committed to improving the quality of life of patients through leadership in healt...

New Procedure To Correct Pelvic Prolapse Has Faster Recovery, Shorter Hospital Stay

... Maybe you've been too embarrassed to talk about it with your doctor, but if childbirth left you with a very unpleasant rearrangement of your pelvic organs, you need to know help is possible. Urogynecologists Robert Harris, MD, and Steven...

Proactive, Low-Cost Prenatal Physical Therapy Reduces Pregnancy Complications, Eases Labor and Delivery and Shortens Recovery Time for Mothers

...T opened a second office and there are plans to further expand. In recent years, new studies show a trend that younger women are no longer postponing childbirth to focus on their careers but opting to have babies earlier. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average age at which women g...

Northwest Hospital Surgeons Perform First EsophyX Procedure in Washington State

...e available. Major clinical programs and services include: emergency services; critical care; cardiac care; neurosciences; stroke center; cancer care; childbirth services; bariatric surgery; sports medicine; medical rehabilitation; geropsychiatric center; Gamma Knife(R) Center; diagnostic imaging; laboratory se...

Tiniest Babies Carry Biggest Costs

... Offer a smoke-, drug- and toxin-free working environment. Encourage physical activity. Make available information about healthy pregnancy and childbirth and prenatal care. Allow time off for regular prenatal and infant care. Provide an area for women to pump and store breast milk. Provide c...

Cleveland Conference: Quality Healthcare Can and Should Cost Less

..., Institute for Healthcare Improvement 2:30 PM End of Life: Too Much Acute Care, Too Little Palliative Care Moderator: Maureen P. Corry , childbirth Connection John Mastrojohn III , National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Sean Morrison , National Palliative Care Research Center N...

Society of Interventional Radiology Hosts 34th Annual Scientific Meeting

... arterial disease (PAD) and related complications; childbirth difficulties; and more at its 34th Annual Scientif...sive Placentas Studying Women's Health: Making childbirth Safer The rate of C-sections in the United Stat...ve, interventional radiology treatments are making childbirth safer for women who have C-sections that are compl...

Nordic Naturals Becomes the Official Omega-3 of the American Pregnancy Association

...e special role that omega fatty acids play in a new mother's health along with the health of her baby. Current studies consistently show that women of childbirth age in this country and Canada consume far too little of these essential nutrients in their diet." Scientific research confirms the importance of...

Circumcision rates lower in states where Medicaid does not cover procedure

...tute. These services include male circumcision, which has been shown to lead to substantial health benefits in later life. "Since children whose childbirth expenses are paid for by Medicaid are, by definition, lower income, the Medicaid policy in 16 states of not reimbursing for male circumcision is gener...

Orthopaedic Surgeon Kevin Smith, MD, Joins Northwest Hospital & Medical Center and The Sports Medicine Clinic

...e available. Major clinical programs and services include: emergency services; critical care; cardiac care; neurosciences; stroke center; cancer care; childbirth services; bariatric surgery; sports medicine; medical rehabilitation; geropsychiatric center; Gamma Knife(R) Center; diagnostic imaging; laboratory se...

Northwest Hospital Sponsors Girls' Day Out Event at Northgate Mall

...ffered by Northwest Hospital. These services include Seattle Breast Center, childbirth Center, Bariatric Surgery Program, Women's Cancer Care of Seattle, The Spor...es; critical care; cardiac care; neurosciences; stroke center; cancer care; childbirth services; bariatric surgery; sports medicine; medical rehabilitation; gerop...

Mothers, Newborns at High Risk in Developing World

...RSDAY, Jan. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A pregnant woman living in one of the world's poorest countries is 300 times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than women living in more affluent nations, a UNICEF annual report released Thursday shows. The State of the World's Children report also estimat...
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