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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Conditions:   Induced Labor;   Cervical Ripening;   Obstetric Labor;   Pregnancy Interventions:   Drug: Misoprostol 25 mcg;   Drug: Dinoprostone 10mg Sponsor:   Hospital Miguel Servet Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
For generations, midwives and doctors have looked for ways to imitate human physiology and nudge women’s bodies into giving birth. Synthetic hormones can be used to start and speed up labor. Soft balloons and seaweed sticks placed alongside the cervix can shape a pathway through the birth canal. Self-stimulation can spontaneously spark natural labor transmitters. But the start of labor remains a complex and mysterious process. And part of this mystery is figuring out which women to induce, when to induce labor, and how. Now, a landmark study known as ARRIVE has brought a bit of clarity. What does the study tell us ab...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Children's Health Family Planning and Pregnancy Health trends Women's Health Source Type: blogs
ConclusionLow CPR, measured within 24 hours of induction of labor, is associated with increased risk of cesarean section for fetal distress and adverse neonatal outcome, but the performance of CPR for such surrogates of adverse perinatal outcome is poor.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Low CPR, measured within 24 hours of induction of labor, is associated with increased risk of cesarean section for fetal distress and adverse neonatal outcome, but the performance of CPR for such surrogates of adverse perinatal outcome is poor. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 30426578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
ConclusionLow CPR, measured within 24 hours of induction of labor, is associated with increased risk of cesarean section for fetal distress and adverse neonatal outcome, but the performance of CPR for such surrogates of adverse perinatal outcome is poor.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
Authors: Movva VC, Fleener D, Rijhsinghani A Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of live births following labor induction for pregnancy termination in 16-22-week pregnancies. This information is important in order to be able to adequately counsel a pregnant woman regarding the options for pregnancy termination. STUDY DESIGN: We con- ducted a retrospective study over a 10-year period of all pregnancies that underwent labor induction for pregnan- cy termination between 16 and 22 gestational weeks. The indications for pregnancy termination included fetal anomalies and pregnancy complications. RESULT...
Source: Journal of Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: J Reprod Med Source Type: research
Purpose of review The proportion of pregnancies occurring in women of at least 35 years of age has increased from 6.2% in 1980 to 22.3% of births in 2016. This review summarizes recent epidemiological and basic scientific studies investigating the association between older maternal age and adverse pregnancy outcome(s), and clinical studies which investigate the effects of intervention to reduce adverse events. Recent findings Women of at least 35 years of age have increased risk of maternal and foetal complications in pregnancy including: stillbirth, a small for gestational age baby, preterm birth, preeclampsia and ma...
Source: Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: WOMEN'S HEALTH: Edited by Joseph Aquilina Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There may be little or no difference in operative birth between women who adopt recumbent or supine positions during the second stage of labour with an epidural analgesia. However, the studies are heterogeneous, probably related to differing study designs and interventions, differing adherence to the allocated intervention and possible selection and attrition bias. Sensitivity analysis of studies at low risk of bias indicated that recumbent positions may reduce the need for operative birth and caesarean section, without increasing instrumental delivery. Mothers may be more satisfied with their experience of ch...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Conditions:   Induced; Birth;   Delivery Complication;   Indications for Care in Pregnancy; Labor; and Delivery Intervention:   Sponsors:   Oslo University Hospital;   University Hospital, Akershus;   Vestre Viken Hospital Trust;   Førde Central Hospital;   Sykehuset Innlandet HF;   Helse Fonna;   Helse Nord;   Haukeland University Hospital;   Levanger Hospital;   Nordlandssykehuset HF;   Sorlandet Hospi tal HF;   Sykehuset Telem...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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