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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Conclusion: Short IPI is associated with anemia in pregnancy in Nigeria. Public health campaigns for improvement in uptake of family planning services and breastfeeding may help reduce the incidence of short IPI and anemia in low income countries.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Global estimates for 2017 indicated that there were 295,000 maternal deaths, 35 per cent lower than in 2000 with a decline in global maternal mortality ratio from 342 to 211 deaths per 100,000 live births (World Health Organization (WHO) 2019). Maternal hemorrhage is the leading direct cause of maternal death worldwide, representing 27% (20-36) of maternal deaths ( Say L, et al. Lancet 2014). Multiple large retrospective population cohorts have identified risk factors invariably associated with maternal hemorrhage including mode of delivery, prolonged labor, chorioamnionitis, and twins among others (Brile...
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
Condition:   Pregnancy Related Interventions:   Procedure: Vaginal Dinoprostone system (Propess®);   Procedure: Dilatation balloon Sponsor:   University Hospital, Montpellier Not yet recruiting
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Purpose: The purpose of this scoping review was to synthesize the literature on nursing support during the latent phase of the first stage of labor. In 2014, the definition of the beginning of active labor changed from 4 centimeters (cm) to 6 cm cervical dilation. More women may have an induction of labor based on results of recent research showing no causal increase in risk of cesarean birth with elective induction of labor for low-risk nulliparous women. Therefore, in-hospital latent phase labor may be longer, increasing the need for nursing support. Design: Scoping review of the literature from 2009 to present. Me...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research
This study aims to systematically review published data fr...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
The placenta and fetal membrane act as a protective barrier throughout pregnancy while maintaining communication and nutrient exchange between the baby and the mother. Disruption of this barrier leads to various pregnancy complications, including preterm birth, which can have lasting negative consequences. Thus, understanding the role of the feto-maternal interface during pregnancy and parturition is vital to advancing basic and clinical research in the field of obstetrics. However, human subject studies are inherently difficult, and appropriate animal models are lacking. Due to these challenges, in vitro cell culture-base...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Authors: Morgan N, Christensen K, Skedros G, Kim S, Schliep K Abstract Background: Stress-induced pregnancy complications are thought to represent a significant cause of maternal morbidity and mortality; little is known regarding types of stress most predictive of adverse outcomes.Methods: We used Utah PRAMs 2012-2014 data to evaluate links between preconception life stressors and prevalence of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) and pre-term labor (PTB) (births
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Low-certainty evidence means we are not certain if there is any difference between probiotic and placebo groups in maternal hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, caesareans; and large-for-gestational-age babies. There were no adverse events reported by the trials. Due to the variability of probiotics used and small sample sizes of trials, evidence from this review has limited ability to inform practice. Well-designed adequately-powered trials are needed to identify whether probiotics may improve maternal blood glucose levels and/or infant/child/adult outcomes; and whether they can be used to treat GDM. PMI...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Critically ill patients requiring mechanical ventilation, in this case due to COVID-19, may undergo induction of labor and vaginal delivery when carefully selected. PMID: 32590725 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
This study presents the case of a pregnant woman with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) who developed septic shock after labor induction. Prolonged coagulation times suggested a hypocoagulable state and contraindication to anticoagulation. Thromboelastography (TEG) similarly indicated hypocoagulation. To exclude the impact of lupus anticoagulant on the coagulation assays, a mixing test of prolonged activated partial thromboplastin times was conducted. The mixing test confirmed that prolongation of coagulation times in vitro was affected by antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), such as lupus anticoagulant. The patient was admini...
Source: Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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