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Fetal monitoring in labour: the challenge of balancing the benefits with harms

by faithgibson July 25, 2013

http://evidentlycochrane.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/fetal-monitoring-in-labour-the-challenge-of-balancing-the-benefits-with-harms/ “….. continuous CTG during labour is associated with a reduction in the incidence of neonatal seizures, has no obvious impact on cerebral palsy or perinatal mortality but is associated with an increase in the incidence of caesarean section and instrumental vaginal births. The adverse affects of operative births are well described. The possible long-term effects of […]

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Cesarean Section Increases Risk of Endometriosis according to very large Swedish study

by faithgibson July 16, 2013

OBGYN.net. Vol. No. June 28, 2013 Primary Points: – General pelvic endometriosis occurs more often in women who had a cesarean section than in women who gave birth vaginally for their first delivery, although the overall risk remains very low. http://hcp.obgyn.net/pregnancy-and-birth/content/article/1760982/2148858 Compared with vaginal deliveries, cesarean sections may be associated with an increased risk of endometriosis, according to […]

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H-CUP’s Statistical Brief #110: Hospitalization Related To Childbirth, 2008 (published 2011)

by faithgibson July 14, 2013

HCUP The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP, pronounced “H-Cup”) is a family of health care databases and related software tools and products developed through a Federal-State-Industry partnership and sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). HCUP databases bring together the data collection efforts of State data organizations, hospital associations, private data […]

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Labor Induction in contemporary obstetric cohort: 46.6% of nulliparas and 41% of multips, increase in CS done during latent phase of labor

by faithgibson July 13, 2013

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology JUNE 2012 ~ Research Obstetrics ~  www.AJOG.org Induction of labor in a contemporary obstetric cohort Quotes of interest: Induction of labor was a common obstetric intervention, occurring in 47.6% of nulliparous and 41.0% of multiparous women attempting vaginal delivery. …. elective induction and induction with no recorded indication occurred in […]

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New mother brings baby back to life after being declared dead after twin birth

by faithgibson July 10, 2013

Mother Brings Baby Back to Life With Two Hours Of Loving Cuddles After Doctors Pronounce Him Dead It was a final chance to say goodbye for grieving mother Kate Ogg after doctors gave up hope of saving her premature baby. She tearfully told her lifeless son – born at 27 weeks weighing 2lb – how much she […]

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