The alternative method is known as Active Management of Risk in Pregnancy at Term, or AMOR-IPAT, which uses risk-based preventative labor induction to ensure that each pregnant woman enters labor at a gestational age that maximizes her chance for vaginal delivery.
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Pregnancy and Health
There exists a causal link between smoking during pregnancy and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), shows the new study on smoking and pregnancy.
FDA proposed major revisions to the physician labeling for prescription drugs (including biological products) to provide better information about the effects of medicines used during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Women during pregnancy are suggested to limit cell phone use to ensure safety of the baby.
More than half of women in France continue to drink alcohol during their pregnancies.
Pregnant women with blood sugar levels in the higher range of normal are more likely than women with lower blood sugar levels to give birth to babies at risk for many of the same problems seen in babies born to women with diabetes during pregnancy.
Many health care professionals suspect that a low glycemic diet may play a significant role in controlling pregnancy-related diabetes, but a recent review of evidence evaluating the effects of diet proved inconclusive.
Here are some of the benefits of chocolates to pregnancy. New research suggests that indulging in chocolate during pregnancy could help ward off a serious complication known as preeclampsia.
Short-term exposure to current levels of ozone in many areas is likely to contribute to premature deaths.
Obesity during pregnancy is associated with greater use of health care services and longer hospital stays.
Severe stressful events in early pregnancy may be associated with schizophrenia among offsprings.
High doses of daily caffeine during pregnancy cause an increased risk of miscarriage.
Children will suffer irreversible damage into their adult life if proper nutrition interventions are not delivered before the age of 24 months.
Folic acid supplementation during pregnancy has long been known to reduce the risk of birth defects in newborns, but a new study now suggests that the vitamin may also reduce the risk of preeclampsia.
Fetal alcohol syndrome is a serious condition and is clearly a consequence of heavy alcohol intake during pregnancy, he writes. Nevertheless, there is still no evidence that low to moderate alcohol intake in pregnancy has any long term adverse effects.
The Michigan Department of Community Health is urging women who are or will be pregnant during the influenza season to receive the influenza vaccine.
Ohio District Court ruled that a Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region clinic does not have to provide all records of abortions given to women under 18.
The usefulness of foetal 'nuchal thickness' as a technique for attempting to diagnose Down's syndrome in obstetric ultrasound is overstated and reliance on this surrogate marker may result in the 'loss' of normal babies.
Most obstetric and pediatric health care providers miss opportunities to counsel pregnant women about routine childhood immunizations.
Fewer African-American women in urban areas are likely to get adequate prenatal care during their pregnancy than white women are.
FDA recommends more flexibility for the agency-sponsored iPledge program, which aims to prevent pregnancies among women using the acne drug isotretinoin.
Despite a mandatory program designed to prevent pregnant women from being exposed to the anti-acne medication Accutane, 122 pregnancies were exposed.report revealed.
Gaining or losing weight in between pregnancies can have major health implications for an unborn baby.
A toolkit to help Native communities protect their children from the harm caused by drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
Female offspring more likely to be impacted than males by prenatal nicotine exposure. At least 11 percent of American women smoke during pregnancy.