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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CONCLUSIONS: Self-administration of misoprostol to induce pregnancy termination after 24 weeks' gestation contributes to preterm births and perinatal morbidity and mortality. The findings of this study show that there is a need to educate women on the perinatal and maternal risks associated with self-induced pregnancy termination at a late stage of gestation, availability of safe options for pregnancy termination, and contraceptive use and adherence. Healthcare workers need to be sensitive to the possibility that cases of apparent spontaneous preterm labour or birth may have been self-induced. PMID: 30645966 [PubMed - in process]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
Authors: Ożarowski M, Mikołajczak PŁ, Kujawski R, Wielgus K, Klejewski A, Wolski H, Seremak-Mrozikiewicz A Abstract Since improving maternal and child health is a public health priority worldwide, the main aim of treatment of hypertension in pregnant women is to prevent complications during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. In consequence, much attention is paid to the use of antihypertensive drugs that can be used safely during pregnancy. Several side effects of methyldopa, which is currently the most commonly used antihypertensive drug in pregnant women, mean that the search for an effective and safe alternati...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Among the various methods available, the administration of prostaglandins is the most effective for inducing labour in women with an unfavourable cervix. Recent studies have compared treatment with various tit...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
Amer J Perinatol DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1676974 Objective To assess whether distraction using music and/or video games influences timing of analgesia request and improves pain outcomes in women undergoing labor induction. Study Design A total of 219 pregnant women with singleton gestation undergoing labor induction with a Foley bulb (FB) at term were randomized to distraction with music and video games via iPod (n = 109) or no iPod (n = 110). The primary outcome was the time from FB placement to request for pain medication. Secondary outcomes included number of patients requesting p...
Source: American Journal of Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
DiscussionThe WOMAN-2 trial should provide reliable evidence for the effects of TXA for preventing postpartum bleeding in women with anaemia.Trial registrationISRCTN,ISRCTN62396133. Registered on 7 December 2017;ClincalTrials.gov, ID:NCT03475342. Registered on 23 March 2018.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Mechanical induction with a Foley catheter is a frequent used method for induction of labor. Concerns have been raised on whether the mechanical aspect of this procedure can cause damage to the cervix and increase the risk of preterm birth (PTB) in a subsequent pregnancy. Here, we compare PTB rates (before 37 weeks of gestation) in subsequent pregnancies in women randomised to induction of labor with a Foley catheter versus Prostaglandins (PGE).
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Oral Concurrent 2 Source Type: research
The ARRIVE Trial demonstrated lower cesarean delivery rates, decreased hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and potentially improved perinatal outcomes in low-risk nulliparous women undergoing elective induction of labor (eIOL) at 39 weeks as compared to expectant management (EM). Our objective was to compare maternal and neonatal outcomes between eIOL and EM in low-risk multiparous women.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Oral Concurrent 2 Source Type: research
The relationship of duration of latent phase (LP) in induced labor (IOL) to pregnancy outcomes remains controversial. We quantified the association between duration of LP of IOL and cesarean delivery (CD) and maternal and perinatal morbidity in healthy nulliparas at term.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Oral Concurrent 2 Source Type: research
Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE) is one of the leading causes of maternal deaths in Japan. Our Investigations have revealed Postpartum Acute Myometritis (PAM) with massive infiltration of inflammatory cells into the uterine myometrium affected by AFE, which can induce contractile dysfunction. We focus now on uterine isthmus which lies just adjacent to uterine body. Uterine isthmus undergoes marked structural change throughout normal pregnancy and becomes elongated significantly. It is composed of a mixture of myocytes from body and fibroblasts with extracellular matrix which forms the passive lower uterine segment during labo...
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Poster Session IV Source Type: research
Uncertainty exists regarding the optimal oxytocin dose regimen for induction of labor (IOL). We evaluated the association of oxytocin regimen for IOL with cesarean delivery and with adverse perinatal composite outcome in low-risk nulliparous women.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Poster Session IV Source Type: research
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