Medical News Today: What to know about membrane stripping

Membrane stripping is a method of inducing labor. During the procedure, a doctor will use a gloved hand to sweep inside the cervix. This releases natural chemicals that help soften the cervix. It is generally very safe and can increase the likelihood of spontaneous labor. Learn more about membrane stripping here.
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Conclusion The CS rate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is higher than the global average rate and than the average rate in Asia, which highlights the need for more education of pregnant women and of their physicians in order to promote vaginal birth. A proper planning is needed to reduce the number of CSs in nulliparous women in order to prevent repeated CSs in the future. Monitoring both CS rates and outcomes is essential to ensure that policies, practices, and actions for the optimization of the utilization of CS lead to improved maternal and infant outcomes.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
The objective of this population-based study was to examine the association between synthetic oxytocin use during labor and hyperactivity/inattention problems in the children.
Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Epidemiologic Reports Surveys Source Type: research
The rates of cesarean section (CS) are increasing worldwide leading to an increased risk for maternal and neonatal complications in the subsequent pregnancy and labor. Previous studies have demonstrated that s...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionsOverall, the BORN and CIHI-DAD databases had concordance on key birth and maternal data elements; however, additional work is needed to understand discrepancies identified.
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This study was designed to test the hypothesis that induced maternal noninfectious fever alters neonatal neural progenitor cell proliferation and enhances microglial activation in the rat dentate gyrus of the hippocampus. METHODS: Systemic vehicle or IL-6 was given 3 times to near-term pregnant rats (n = 7/group) every 90 minutes, and maternal core temperature was recorded. Neonatal brains were processed and analyzed for dentate gyrus cell proliferation (using Ki-67, n = 10/group, and glial fibrillary acidic protein, n = 6/group) and resident microglia activation (using ionized calcium-binding adaptor protein-1 [Iba-1...
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 May 2019Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Shajila Siricilla, Kelsi M. Knapp, Jackson H. Rogers, Courtney Berger, Elaine L. Shelton, Dehui Mi, Paige Vinson, Jennifer Condon, Bibhash C. Paria, Jeff Reese, Quanhu Sheng, Jennifer L. HeringtonAbstractNovel therapeutic regulators of uterine contractility are needed to manage preterm labor, induce labor and control postpartum hemorrhage. Therefore, we previously developed a high-throughput assay for large-scale screening of small molecular compounds to regulate calcium-mobilization in primary mouse uterine myometrial cells. The goal o...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Despite women's preference for induction of labor (IOL) or dilation and evacuation (D&E) for pregnancy termination in the setting of second trimester fetal or pregnancy abnormality, many women are not given a choice between delivery methods. We investigated patient and clinical related factors associated with selecting IOL or D&E.
Source: Womens Health Issues - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The most cost-effective policy for detection and management of fetal macrosomia is selective ultrasound scanning coupled with induction of labour for all suspected cases of macrosomia. Universal ultrasound scanning for macrosomia in late-stage pregnancy is not cost-effective. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31066982 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
In this study, we reviewed major human studies on the health risks of radiation exposure and showed that sex-related factors may potentially influence the long-term response to radiation exposure. Available data suggest that long-term radiosensitivity in women is higher than that in men who receive a comparable dose of radiation. The report on the biological effects of ionizing radiation (BEIR VII) published in 2006 by the National Academy of Sciences, United States emphasized that women may be at significantly greater risk of suffering and dying from radiation-induced cancer than men exposed to the same dose of radiation....
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Typical findings and some tiny changes in the outer retina and RPE can be observed through spectral-domain OCT. The clumped hyperreflective deposits in the outer retina may be by-products of RPE swelling and necrosis that lead to barrier dysfunctions and fluid leakage. These described features may help diagnose retinopathy from pregnancy-induced hypertension. Although it is a self-limited disease, the disruptions in the ellipsoid and interdigitation zones may not fully recover and result in reduced visual dysfunction. Therefore, control of hypertension is indicated.
Source: Optometry and Vision Science - Category: Opthalmology Tags: REPORTS Source Type: research
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