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Many parents become anxious toward the end of a pregnancy, when women are sleepless, fatigued and finding it difficult to perform their daily activities. Technology during the past 10 years has made labor induction easier and more successful, and now, more than ever before, deliveries are planned during the last few weeks of pregnancies.
But studies are showing that a delivery even two weeks early can be associated with newborn complications, according to Dr. Celeste Durnwald, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at The Ohio State University Medical Center.
In many poor countries, mothers with HIV face a stark choice: to nurse their infants, and risk passing on HIV through their breast milk -- or to formula feed, and deprive their infants of much of the natural immunity needed to protect against fatal diseases of early infancy.
Challenging the long-standing belief that breast-feeding equally protects all babies against disease, research suggests that when it comes to respiratory infections, the protective effects of breast milk are higher in girls than in boys.
The increasing trend of delivering at earlier gestational ages has raised concerns of the impact on maternal and infant health.
This article explores the effects of elective cesarean delivery (ECD) at term on neonatal morbidity and mortality.
Physiologic events in the last few weeks of pregnancy coupled with the onset of spontaneous labor are accompanied by changes in the hormonal milieu of the fetus and its mother, resulting in preparation of the fetus for neonatal transition.
The rate of cesarean deliveries has increased dramatically over the past decade. Studies to date have highlighted a number of factors on the part of the treating physician and the expectant mother contributing to this increase.