Babies should NOT be delivered before 37 weeks even if their mothers' waters break

The UK's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is calling on doctors not to always induce pregnant women if they do not go into labour despite their waters breaking at just 34 weeks.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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This article presents recommendations of the Polish Psychiatric Association regarding approach to pregnancy loss and unsuccessful in vitro treatment of infertility. From the psychological perspective pregnancy loss and perinatal death are amongst the most stressful events in human life - carrying increased risk of developing affective, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorders. Psychologists, physicians and the rest of the medical staff should provide integrated and individualized care which should be based on respect, empathy and expertise. The necessary phases of support for women experiencing pregnancy loss are: (1) ph...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe investigated an unusual case of severe septated nuchal cystic hygroma associated with bilateral syndactyly of the fingers and toes in a stillborn infant with Turner syndrome. Although cystic hygroma has been frequently reported in 45,X the severity is marked in this case. In addition, syndactyly is not a typical complication of Turner syndrome. This case emphasizes the importance of early ultrasound in pregnancy.
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A long cervix in the third trimester is not associated with a prolonged first stage of labor. Induction of labor and multiparity were associated with a shorter first stage of labor while hypertension was associated with a longer duration of labor. PMID: 31312917 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Wien Klin Wochenschr Source Type: research
This study collated and reviewed the oxytocin re...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
In Reply The Letter to the Editor by Pitocco et al states that the study by Kong et al on associations between maternal diabetes disorders and offspring being large for gestation age (LGA) and/or preterm birth would have been improved by the consideration of maternal self-reported prepregnancy weight. Indeed, in our study, we stratified the association analyses by self-reported prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) and found that the BMI influenced the association for maternal type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes to the offspring LGA. Pitocco et al also commented that it would have been appropriate to also consider gestat...
Source: JAMA Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Substantial variation in clinical practice guidelines for indications for induction exists. As guidelines rated of similar quality presented conflicting recommendations, guideline variability was not explained by guideline quality. Guideline variability may partly account for unexplained variation in induction of labour rates. PMID: 31285166 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Women Birth - Category: Midwifery Authors: Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research
AbstractThe findings of the ARRIVE trial (A Randomized Trial of Induction Versus Expectant Management) were recently published. This multisite randomized trial was designed to provide evidence regarding whether labor induction or expectant management is associated with increased adverse perinatal outcomes and risk of cesarean birth among healthy nulliparous women at term. The trial reported that the primary outcome, a composite of adverse neonatal outcomes, was not significantly different between the 2 groups; the principal secondary outcome, cesarean birth, was significantly more common among women whose pregnancy was exp...
Source: Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health - Category: Midwifery Authors: Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
There are several types of abortion, including medical abortion, vacuum aspiration, dilation and evacuation, and induced labor. The type that a doctor recommends will depend on the duration of the pregnancy. Learn more here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Abortion Source Type: news
Condition:   Labor Onset and Length Abnormalities Interventions:   Drug: DF01;   Drug: PL1 Sponsor:   Dilafor AB Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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