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Emergency caesarean delivery in the second stage of labor.
Babies with very low birth weights tend to have a much lower quality of life when they are three or four years old.
Pregnant women who seek prenatal diagnostic testing to identify genetic or chromosomal abnormalities have a lower risk of miscarriage than previously believed.
Low birth weight babies with reduced occipital regional volumes at higher risk for visual impairment.
For mothers at low risk, infant and neonatal mortality rates are higher among infants delivered by cesarean section than for those delivered vaginally in the United States.
Studies of progesterone injections offer promise that the risk of recurrent preterm births will be reduced in a select group of women who already had a baby born too soon.
Administering corticosteroid drugs to pregnant women who are at risk for premature delivery increases the chances of survival for their newborns.
Family size, fertility preferences, and sex ratio in China in the era of the one child family policy: results from national family planning and reproductive health survey.
The position of a baby in the womb in late pregnancy is important because if it is not lying in the normal head down position (known as cephalic presentation) vaginal delivery may be difficult or impossible.
Increasing paternal age is significantly associated with increased rates of spontaneous abortion, a pregnancy loss occurring before twenty weeks of gestation. As the male partner ages there is a steady increase in rate of miscarriage.
Federal guidelines require doctors to screen all women for the organism between 35 and 37 weeks of pregnancy. Women who test positive are then treated with antibiotics during labor.
Giving an anti viral drug to pregnant women who have a history of genital herpes significantly lowers the rate of Caesarean sections needed to protect the infant from becoming infected with the virus
In research that could have broad implications for women's fertility treatments, scientists have found that despite their age, female mice have a renewable egg supply in their ovaries.
Physician judgment plays a critical role in determining the speed with which an emergency Cesarean section is performed.
More than three million babies have been born worldwide using assisted reproductive technologies (ART) since the first ART baby (Louise Brown) was born in the UK 28 years ago.
Just a two minute delay in clamping a baby's umbilical cord can boost the child's iron reserves and prevent anemia for months.
We knew ACE inhibitors were a possible cause of adverse fetal outcomes when exposure occurred later in pregnancy, but it has not been well studied in the first trimester.
children born just after an abortion ban display significantly better educational and labor market achievements than children born just before the ban.
Women who consume animal products, specifically dairy, are five times more likely to have twins.
Women who have their labor induced or are given medication to stimulate contractions are at greater risk of developing chorioamnionitis.
U.S. born Asian Indian women are more likely than their Mexican American peers to deliver low birth weight infants, despite having fewer risk factors.
43 percent of women in the sample relapsed during pregnancy, and half of those relapsed during the first trimester.
In some cases, routine use of episiotomy, an incision made at the vaginal opening during a birth, causes more harm to mothers than avoiding its use.
Miscarriage is a painful event. Diagnostic tests can help your OB/GYN uncover, treat and counsel.
Testing pregnant women for gestational diabetes at 16 weeks of pregnancy is a more efficient way to screen for the disease than the current method of screening women during their third trimester.
MRI is both safe and accurate for diagnosing pregnant women with acute pain in the abdomen and pelvis.