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Should We Be Thinking About PTSD During Labor?

Should We Be Thinking About PTSD During Labor?

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Addressing these psychological issues during and after delivery can help women, their newborns and family relationships.

Post-Cesarean Maternal Infection in 8.8% of C-Sections

Post-Cesarean Maternal Infection in 8.8% of C-Sections

The odds of maternal infection increases with black race, non-transverse uterine incision and surgery longer than 49 minutes.

Increasing Use of Herbs and Supplements in Pregnant Women

Increasing Use of Herbs and Supplements in Pregnant Women

Mostly used in 2012 were fish oil, melatonin, pro- and prebiotics, acai and cranberry.

Faster GI Transit with Coffee Post-Gynecologic Surgery

Faster GI Transit with Coffee Post-Gynecologic Surgery

These were findings for patients after complete staging surgery.

Increased Complication Risks with Weekend Deliveries

Increased Complication Risks with Weekend Deliveries

There is a slightly increased maternal mortality ratio for weekend deliveries, researchers say.

Limiting Pregnancy Weight Gain in Obese Not Beneficial

Limiting Pregnancy Weight Gain in Obese Not Beneficial

Research suggests that obesity's effects on a pregnancy may begin before conception.

Postpartum Depression Risk Increases with Gestational Diabetes

Postpartum Depression Risk Increases with Gestational Diabetes

Researchers find that risks are higher if a woman has suffered an earlier bout of depression.

Delayed Clamping Drops Anemia at 8 and 12 Months of Age

Delayed Clamping Drops Anemia at 8 and 12 Months of Age

There was a reduced risk of anemia at 8 and 12 months for infants at high risk of iron deficiency anemia.

Increasing Trend in Number of Infants Born to Women Using Opioids

Increasing Trend in Number of Infants Born to Women Using Opioids

Few treatment programs deal with substance abuse in expectant moms, this federal report says.

Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Clinical Trial

Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Small Clinical Trial

A breast cancer vaccine developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is safe in patients with metastatic breast cancer, results of an early clinical trial indicate.

Abortion Doctor Delivered 7  Babies Alive, Then Murdered Them With Scissors

Abortion Doctor Delivered 7 Babies Alive, Then Murdered Them With Scissors

Despicable is too kind a word to describe Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Some called him a cold-blooded killer. The state of Pennsylvania agreed with that description when they convicted the doctor on 3 counts of first-degree murder for slaughtering newborn babies and for the death of a woman who overdosed on painkillers following her abortion while under Gosnell's care.

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