Birth Preparedness among Women Who Gave Birth in the Last Twelve Months in Jardega Jarte District, Western Ethiopia.

This study aimed to assess birth preparedness and factors associated with it among women who gave birth in the last 12 months preceding the survey in Jardega Jarte district, Western Ethiopia. Methods: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted from January to February 2016. A total of 581 women who gave birth recently were randomly selected for an interview. Data were entered and analyzed using SPSS version 21. Binary logistic regression was performed to identify predictive factors. Statistical significance was declared at p
Source: Journal of Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Pregnancy Source Type: research

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The reluctance to operate on pregnant women is not new and is based on limited and flawed data.1 We fear that the conclusions advanced in the recent publication by Fong and colleagues2 may serve as unjustified support for such delay in surgery, exposing pregnant women to complications.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
We thank Tolcher and colleagues for their interest in our study.1 However, we disagree with their position that cholecyststectomy in the third trimester is safe for both the pregnant woman and the baby. In their review article,2 old, uncontrolled, and underpowered studies are quoted to justify their recommendation to proceed with surgery during pregnancy. These same inadequate studies were used to justify current guidelines.3 In comparison, our analysis of nearly 18,000 pregnant women undergoing cholecystectomy in the third trimester or the 90 days after delivery is properly controlled and powered to draw appropriate conclusions.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2019Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Andrew Sharp, Richard Jackson, Christine Cornforth, Jane Harrold, Mark A. Turner, Louise Kenny, Philip N. Baker, Edward D. Johnstone, Asma Khalil, Peter von Dadelszen, Aris T. Papageorghiou, Zarko AlfirevicAbstractBackgroundSevere early-onset fetal growth restriction (FGR) predisposes to fetal death, neonatal death, neonatal morbidity and neurodisability. The use of placental biomarkers has been proposed for risk stratification in pre-eclampsia, but they could be equally useful in fetal...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
We examined several parameters including reproductive performance of dams, physical development, postnatal reflex ontogeny, locomotor behavior, neuromuscular strength, anxiety, anhedonic behavior, cognitive abilities and microglia populations in the F1 progeny. The study showed improved reproductive performance of Spirulina supplemented protein malnourished dams, accelerated acquisition of neurological reflexes, better physical appearance, enhanced neuromuscular strength, improved spatial learning and memory and partly normalized PMN induced hyperactivity, anxiolytic and anhedonic behavior in offspring. These beneficial ef...
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis was presumed to be a rare case of twin pregnancy by triploid embryo formation, followed by loss of an allele due to postzygotic diploidization, development of a diploid fetus, and development of another fetus from a separate embryo. Because of the existence of cases such as this one with a diploid fetus, but without a normal pregnancy coexistent with a complete hydatidiform mole, diagnosis by genetic analysis is required for prognosis.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
In this study, we determined the impacts of growth pattern to the end of the mating period and sire genetics on the reproductive performance of Merino ewe lambs. Five hundred ewe lambs with full pedigree records were managed under commercial conditions from weaning and weighed 43.5 kg at the start of the mating period with an average age of 224 days. The ewe lambs were offered a moderate or high feed allowance to achieve target growth rates of 100 or 200 g/day during a 46-day mating period. They were then recombined and scanned for pregnancy status 60 days after the mating period. At the individual animal lev...
Source: Small Ruminant Research - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Authors: Appak Ö, Manyaslı M, Cengiz MM, Deliloğlu B, Karaoğlu Asrak H, Özlü C, Sayıner AA Abstract The screening for syphilis during pregnancy is important to prevent intrauterine transmission and complications. Prozone phenomenon may cause a false negative result in non-treponemal syphilis tests, which complicates an accurate diagnosis. In this case report a newborn syphilis case was presented to emphasize the importance of reverse algorithm in diagnosis and the prozone phenomenon which can cause problems in rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test. The 2920 g infant patient was born from a 24-year-old m...
Source: Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni - Category: Microbiology Tags: Mikrobiyol Bul Source Type: research
Journal Name: Journal of Perinatal Medicine Issue: Ahead of print
Source: Journal of Perinatal Medicine - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2019Source: Physiology &BehaviorAuthor(s): Rodolfo Ungerfeld, Aline Freitas-de-MeloAbstractHigh progesterone concentrations reduce the stress responses in several mammals. Therefore, it may be expected that pregnant ewes have lower responses to stressors than anoestrous ewes. Our aims were to compare the stress response and the behavioural changes of pregnant and non-pregnant ewes sheared during winter. Two trials were with 20 were pregnant (group PR) and 17 non-pregnant ewes (group NP). In the first trial blood samples were collected immediately before and during the first ...
Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS The metabolic profile of human milk is dynamic throughout the first months of lactation. High levels of amino acids in colostrum and high levels of saturated fatty acids and unsaturated fatty acids in mature milk, which may be critical for neonatal development in the first month of life, were features of both normal and GDM pregnancies. PMID: 31418429 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
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