Small benefit of inducing labour over ‘wait and see’ approach

There is a small benefit of inducing labour over a “wait and see” approach for late term pregnancies, according to researchers in Holland.
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ConclusionsWe proposed the simple methods for describing the severity of brain ischemia at the cellular and whole organism levels without significant labor and financial expenditures.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Methods - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
The last time I stuck a needle in my arm was three whole months before I conceived my son, and I’m grateful that he’s never experienced me in active addiction. I say three whole months as if it were a lifetime, but it really is to anyone in early recovery. I was fortunate, I stopped using heroin before I found out that I was pregnant. I had just turned 29 and was in a stable relationship with my now-husband. For many women, getting on methadone doesn’t happen until they find out they’re pregnant. Their options are to either keep using or get into treatment. I started taking methadone five months be...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Pregnancy Publishers Recovery The Fix Heroin Methadone methadone withdrawal Opioids Pregnant Source Type: blogs
Breast stimulation is performed to self-induce labor. However, there are apparently no reports on hormonal evaluation during stimulation for consecutive days in relation to induction effect. We evaluated the s...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Isabel Ortiz is Director of the Global Social Justice Program at Joseph Stiglitz’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, former Director at the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF, and senior official at the UN and at the Asian Development Bank.   Matthew Cummins is senior economist who has worked at UNDP, UNICEF and the World Bank.By Isabel Ortiz and Matthew CumminsWASHINGTON DC, Oct 11 2019 (IPS) While this week Ministers of Finance and economists meet in Washington to confront global economic challenges at the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings, the majority of the world pop...
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Abstract In our earlier work, we found that intrauterine (i.u.) and intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of LPS (10 μg serotype 0111:B4) induced preterm labor (PTL) with high pup mortality, marked systemic inflammatory response and hypotension. Here, we used both i.u. and i.p. LPS models in pregnant wild type (wt) and CCR2 knockout (CCR2-/-) mice on E16 to investigate the role played by the CCL2/CCR2 system in the response to LPS. Basally, lower numbers of monocytes and macrophages and higher numbers of neutrophils were found in the myometrium, placenta and blood of CCR2-/- vs. wt mice. After i.u. LPS, parturi...
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Biol Reprod Source Type: research
Abstract It is thought that around 10% of pregnant women turn to acupuncture to alleviate troublesome pregnancy ailments: vomiting, pelvic, back and even labour pain, and to induce labour (Martensson et al., Midwifery 2011;27(1):87-92). Within this unregulated field the available literature is of insufficient quality to show whether acupuncture is either safe, or effective. PMID: 31599071 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In low-risk pregnancies, midwifery care in labor was associated with decreased intervention, decreased cesarean and operative vaginal births, and, in multiparous women, an increased risk for shoulder dystocia. Greater integration of midwifery care into maternity services in the United States may reduce intervention in labor and potentially even cesarean delivery, in low-risk pregnancies. Larger research studies are needed to evaluate uncommon but important maternal and newborn outcomes. PMID: 31599830 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
ConclusionsAdvanced maternal age is associated with increased risk of cesarean section in women undergoing labor induction with a single cephalic presentation at term without a previous cesarean section. The absolute risk of cesarean section is 3 ‐5 times higher across 5‐year age groups in nulliparous relative to multiparous women having induced labor.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
PMID: 31583812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
PMID: 31583804 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
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