Scientific Literature

Significant increase in NICU admission for babies in drug withdrawal due to childbirth-related narcotics given its mom

by faithgibson May 30, 2015

N Engl J Med 2015; 372:2118-2126May 28, 2015DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsa1500439 Increasing Incidence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in U.S. Neonatal ICUs Veeral N. Tolia, M.D., Stephen W. Patrick, M.D., M.P.H., Monica M. Bennett, Ph.D., Karna Murthy, M.D., John Sousa, B.S., P. Brian Smith, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.S., Reese H. Clark, M.D., and Alan R. Spitzer, M.D. BACKGROUND The […]

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The Problem with Using Place of Birth as Proxy for Style of Intrarpartum Management

by faithgibson June 6, 2010

2010 MANY MEDICAL AND MIDWIFERY PROFESSIONALS, as well as birth activists and consumers, confuse birth setting (hosp. vs. OOH) with intrapartum management style or may use these terms interchangeably, sometimes to mean an actual physical location, and other times to refer to a management style. In this paradigm, ‘home’ has become a frequent proxy for […]

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