Pregnancy experiences and maternal health service utilisation among female traders in Ibadan, Nigeria

ConclusionThe utilisation of maternal health services was high among the participants in this study and increased the probability of SBA utilisation, which was also higher with utilisation of ANC services, high educational and high socioeconomic status, being above 30  years of age and being married. Interventions to improve maternal health service utilisation need to be targeted at women who are single, women with low educational achievements and those of low socioeconomic status.
Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research

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[African Arguments] The ECOWAS court ruling could have important implications for Sierra Leone, external partners and other countries with similar bans.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
ConclusionFor elective blastocyst stage transfer and a freezing strategy performed according to the Taiwan National Assisted Reproduction Act, a young female age ≤ 35 with positive pregnancy status due to the original IVF treatment, the production of ≥ 6 embryos, and the cryopreservation of ≥ 2 blastocysts may increase the likelihood of abandoning embryos in the future.
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: In our study, the women who followed the water-based exercise program gained less weight during pregnancy, which facilitated a better rate of spontaneous, non-instrumental childbirth, together with a better Apgar test score at five minutes.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONSHealth care providers and facilities should provide transmasculine people with tailored contraceptive information and care that address their specific gender ‐affirmation needs and contraceptive preferences in safe, inclusive and supportive clinical settings.
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
ConclusionIn conclusion, transvaginal ultrasound guided local and systemic methotrexate injection may be performed successfully for the cases of advanced gestational age with fetal cardiac activity and high serum β-hCG levels.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionOur results suggest that maternal APOL1 G1 risk allele may contribute to the development of early-onset PE in South African pregnant women of African ancestry either directly or by transmission of a APOL1 risk allele to the foetus.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
[263Chat] Zimbabwe's under-performing economy has resulted in countless societal problems chief among them moral decadence which results in under-aged children falling pregnant and seeking abortion services from illegal backyard facilities, 263Chat's visit to Harare's Epworth suburb has revealed.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
Healthcare professionals from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are addressing maternal morbidity by focusing on mothers' health in their "fourth trimester," the end of the pregnancy through the first year. Describes that there is a higher risk for maternal health issues in rural areas and explains how communities can help.
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - Category: Rural Health Source Type: news
Authors: Fournier E Abstract Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is too common a condition not to daily interact with the practitioner, if only because of its entanglement to other pathologies, causal or chance association. The typical symptomatology, with hand paresthesia and morning pain upon waking, is related to a median nerve injury in the confined space of the carpal tunnel, more often by local inflammation and tenosynovitis of the finger flexors (repetitive activity of the hands). SCC may be secondary to situations (pregnancy) or conditions (edema, hypothyroidism…), which exaggerate the ordinary pathophysiol...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
In Reply We found in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial that high-dose vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy was associated with reduced risk of recurrent wheeze and enamel defects in offspring. Deng and Niu suggest that this finding was flawed by residual confounding. However, the design mitigates confounding. This is demonstrated in our study showing equal distribution of lifestyle-related factors between groups. Therefore, our results cannot be biased from residual confounding.
Source: JAMA Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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