Pregnant mother who was 10 DAYS overdue claims she induced labour by drinking a gin and tonic

Caitlin Harrison, 21, from Blyth, Northumberland, explained how she had tried everything in an attempt to speed things along at over 41 weeks pregnant - including walking four miles a day.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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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
Conclusions: Parents should be counseled in detail about continuation of an anencephalic pregnancy before making their decision. The information about "what an anencephalic pregnancy can lead"' should be given. The redundant cesarean deliveries, polyhydramnios and associated complications, obstetrical hemorrhage risk should be discussed with patients. It should also be emphasized that these maternal risks are for the sake of a non-life expectant baby. PMID: 31019627 [PubMed]
Source: Clin Med Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: J Clin Med Res Source Type: research
In conclusion, neonatal exposure to endosulfan produced long-term effects affecting myometrial adaptation during early pregnancy and labor. These alterations could be associated with the aberrant effects of endosulfan on the implantation process and the timing of parturition.
Source: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Abstract This review summarizes current knowledge on stress-like responses in parturient animals and their role for the onset and fine-tuning of parturition. The antepartum maternal cortisol increase is part of the endocrine changes that initiate parturition but a further increase in cortisol release during labor indicates a stress response. During the last minutes of delivery, sinus arrhythmias occur in 80% of foaling mares and 60% of calving cows. Expulsion of the neonate is thus characterized by parasympathetic dominance. In late-pregnant cows transported by road, cortisol concentrations increased but relations...
Source: Animal Reproduction Science - Category: Zoology Authors: Tags: Anim Reprod Sci Source Type: research
Conclusions: Magnesium sulfate is an important adjuvant drug in the practice of anesthesia, with several clinical effects and a low incidence of adverse events when used at recommended doses. Introduction Magnesium is the fourth most common ion in the body, and it participates in several cellular processes, including protein synthesis, neuromuscular function and stability of nucleic acid, as well as regulating other electrolytes such as calcium and sodium. Magnesium acts as a cofactor in protein synthesis, neuromuscular function and stability and the function of nucleic acids. It is a component of adenosine 5-triph...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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