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Epidural protects against maternal morbidity

Written by | 29 May 2024

Researchers report that epidural analgesia during labour is associated with a significant 35% reduction in severe maternal morbidity (SMM), which can include heart attack, heart failure, sepsis, and… read more.

Significantly fewer births on weekends and holidays than weekdays, data analysis of over 21 million births from 1979-2018 in Japan shows

Written by | 24 Feb 2024

Significantly more babies were born on a weekday instead of weekend day or holiday, reveals a large-scale analysis of 21 million births in Japan over almost four decades… read more.

Should fathers be screened for postpartum depression? Pilot study

Written by | 16 Oct 2023

Dads can suffer from postpartum depression, and a new pilot study at the University of Illinois Chicago suggests they can and should be screened for the condition. Given… read more.

New device rapidly controls postpartum hemorrhage

Written by | 16 Sep 2023

A study led by Columbia obstetricians has shown that a new intrauterine device can rapidly control postpartum hemorrhage, a major cause of severe maternal morbidity and death, in… read more.

Could early induction of labor reduce inequities in pregnancy outcomes?

Written by | 24 Jul 2023

Inducing labor at 39 weeks of pregnancy has the greatest benefit in risk reduction for women from more socioeconomically deprived areas, according to a new study published July… read more.

Missed opportunities for the one in five with anal incontinence after childbirth

Written by | 6 Jul 2023

Researchers are calling for improved care and more awareness of injuries that leave over one in five of those giving birth with anal incontinence. Over one in five women… read more.

Decades-long suffering from obstetric injuries

Written by | 28 Feb 2023

The study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, comprises a total of more than 11,000 women who had given birth vaginally in Sweden, twice, in the years… read more.

Discovery of potential biological cause for postpartum depression opens door to new treatments

Written by | 12 Oct 2022

Newly discovered biological changes in mothers who suffer postpartum depression may help explain the condition, yield long-sought treatments and let doctors identify those at risk even before their… read more.

Severe infections during pregnancy associated with complications around childbirth

Written by | 10 Sep 2021

Researchers recommend increased prenatal surveillance for patients with sepsis and other serious infections University of California – San Francisco Individuals who are hospitalized during pregnancy due to sepsis… read more.

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