About Half of U.S. Abortion Patients Report Using Contraception in the Month They Became Pregnant

In 2014, about half (51%) of abortion patients in the United States reported that they had used a contraceptive method in the month they became pregnant,according to a new analysis by Guttmacher researcher
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news

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ConclusionThere are several areas for improving childbirth care according to the Bologna score. Healthy newborns should be placed skin-to-skin with their mothers shortly after birth, non-supine birthing positions should be encouraged, and the importance of a companion during labour and birth should be considered.
Source: Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, a new Michigan Medicine-led international study suggests.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Authors: Noel JK, Xuan Z, Babor TF Abstract BACKGROUND: The alcohol industry recognizes children and pregnant women as population sub-groups vulnerable to the effects of alcohol marketing. Research indicates that heavy alcohol users are also potentially vulnerable to alcohol marketing. The purpose of the current study is to determine if sub-groups defined by psychological characteristics should be classified as potentially vulnerable as well. METHODS: College students (n = 326) from two northeast schools were recruited to complete a survey containing questions on demographics, alcohol use, and psy...
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research
Various types of adaptive behavior during the prepubertal period were analyzed in the offspring of rats receiving chronic injections of serotonin (5-HT) reuptake inhibitor fluoxetine, 5-HT1A receptor agonist buspirone, or their combination starting from gestation day 9 and subjected to immobilization stress from the 15th day of pregnancy until delivery. Prenatal stress increased pain sensitivity, prolonged inflammatory pain response, and increased the levels of anxiety and depression. Chronic administration of drugs acting through 5-HT1A receptors to pregnant rats improved the studied behavioral parameters in their offspri...
Source: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Conclusions for Practice The effects of maternity care practices on breastfeeding duration vary by race, ethnicity, and acculturation level. Health care systems must acknowledge the diversity of their patient populations when seeking to develop and implement breastfeeding-friendly practices.
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this article is to provide the current evidences on respiratory and airway medicine in the obstetric population.Recent FindingsThe prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among pregnant women is increasing. Upper body elevation improves respiratory mechanics in parturients and reduces the risk of postpartum OSA. Clinically significant respiratory depression from neuraxial opioid administration, compared to parenteral, is extremely rare.The incidence of failed tracheal intubation in obstetric patients is higher than that in non-obstetric patients and it has been unchanged recently...
Source: Current Anesthesiology Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe goal of this review is to summarize recent findings on the physiologic alterations posed by maternal obesity and implications for the anesthetic care of mother and infant.Recent FindingsObesity is rising nationally and globally. Many studies show associations between excess weight during pregnancy with increased morbidity and mortality. Parturients with obesity are at a higher risk of endocrine, cardiac, pulmonary, and post-operative complications. A neuraxial catheter is recommended given the higher risk of an operative delivery. Consultation by an obstetric anesthesiologist is helpful for pat...
Source: Current Anesthesiology Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Researchers recently found that counties that had higher rates of opioid prescribing had nearly two times more babies born with their intestines outside of their bodies, a condition known as gastroschisis, compared with counties with low opioid prescribing rates.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers are designing a new birth control option for women that would not require a visit to the doctor. To prevent pregnancy, many women have to remember to take a pill every day or have to visit the clinic every few months for an injection or have an IUD or other implant placed by a doctor. (WBZ-TV) Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a long-acting contraceptive skin patch that would be a lot more convenient. It contains microneedles that release hormones into the body for more than a month. A woman could apply it to an arm or leg for a matter of seconds and then remove it because the micr...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Birth Control Option Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news
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