A survey of mothers found that obstetricians and genetic counselors are falling short when it comes to delivering a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome to pregnant women. Shortcomings are happening at an emotional time when women have to decide whether or not to continue their pregnancies.
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Newborns whose mothers drank alcohol heavily during pregnancy had damage to the nerves in the arms and legs. Pregnant women are recommended not to consume alcohol.
A mother, who gave birth to a low weight preemie at 24 weeks, exhibited the first found link in a human between bacteria found in the mouth and the amniotic fluid of a woman in preterm labor.
Strategies to improve physician recorded indications for repeat cesarean delivery in medical records are essential during childbirth hospitalization.