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Inducing Older Moms at 40 Weeks May Lower Stillbirth Risk Inducing Older Moms at 40 Weeks May Lower Stillbirth Risk
Inducing labor at 40 weeks of gestation lowered the risk for perinatal death in babies of first-time mothers aged 35 years or older, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

More Public Spending, Not Tax Cuts, for Sustainable, Inclusive Growth
Tax cuts do not magically improve economic growth. Instead, the government should focus on building more economic capacity with new investments in infrastructure, research and development (R&D), education, and anti-poverty programs. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPSBy Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 26 2017 (IPS)The Trump administration’s promise to increase infrastructure spending should break the straightjacket the Republicans imposed on the Obama administration after capturing the US Congress in 2010. However, in proportionate terms, it falls far short of Roosevelt’s New Deal ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Energy Featured Financial Crisis Global Global Governance Headlines Health Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Mummy blogger Sophie Cachia had sex to induce labour
Popular Australian mummy blogger Sophie Cachia has written a candid post online - revealing how she and her husband tried sex as a way to help induce the birth of their second child. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Doctor takes break from having own baby to help other expectant mother
Dr. Amanda Hess was at the hospital to have her own labor induced but got out of her bed to help deliver another patient's baby. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

WATCH: Doctor in labor delivers patient's baby at Kentucky hospital
Dr. Amanda Hess was at the hospital to have her own labor induced but got out of her bed to help deliver another patient's baby. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

New study examines effectiveness of labor induction in India
(University of Liverpool) Researchers from the University of Liverpool with colleagues from Gynuity Health Care in New York and the Government Medial College, Nagpur, India, have published a major study of two different types of labour induction methods in The Lancet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

36 weeks pregnant, Winnipeg woman accidentally given labour-inducing drug
A Winnipeg mother-to-be said she's scared and wants her complaints heard after she went for an ordinary appointment with her gynecologist and was given medication to induce labour by mistake. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Inducing labor: When to wait, when to induce
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glucose supplementation significantly reduces length of induced labor in childbirth
(Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine) In a study to be presented Thursday, Jan. 26, in the oral concurrent session at 1:15 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™ , researchers with the Universit é de Sherbrooke in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, will present their findings in a study titled, Reduction of total labor length through the addition of parenteral dextrose solution in induction of labor in nulliparous: results of DEXTRONS prospective randomized controlled trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Bringing back the 1930s method of inducing childbirth could cut labour time by 4 HOURS
The Foley catheter, invented eight decades ago by an American surgeon, can significantly reduce how long women spend in labour, experts from the University of Pennsylvania found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bringing back the 1930s method of inducing childbirth could cut labour time by 4 HOURS, study finds
The Foley catheter, invented eight decades ago by an American surgeon, can significantly reduce how long women spend in labour, experts from the University of Pennsylvania found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers show drug, catheter combo speeds up labor delivery
Using the drug misoprostol in combination with a Foley balloon catheter to induce labor can lead to a speedier delivery, with women delivering several hours earlier than either method alone, according to research from the University of Pennsylvania. The team’s work was published in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Nearly 1 million women who deliver in the U.S. each year undergo labor induction, but the process is still costly and doctors do not agree on 1 common practice. The research team at UPenn touted its study as the largest-ever clinical trial of labor induction methods, enrolling 500 women who needed to under...
Source: Mass Device - December 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Catheters Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Hospital Care Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Women's Health University of Pennsylvania Source Type: news

Drug/catheter combination for labor induction could save women 2.4 million hours of labor annually, study shows
Labor induction is one of the most common medical procedures in the world, with nearly one-quarter of women who deliver in the U.S. undergoing the procedure each year (totaling roughly 1 million). Despite its widespread use, labor induction is costly and still has no widely accepted “best practice.” Now, new research is showing what may be the best available method for inducing labor, which may be necessary under circumstances including medical conditions such as preeclampsia, gestational diabetes or other health risks to the mom or baby. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drug/catheter combo for labor induction could save 2.4 million hours of labor annually, Penn study shows
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Despite its widespread use, labor induction is costly and still has no widely accepted 'best practice.' Now, new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is showing what may be the best available method for inducing labor, which may be necessary under circumstances including medical conditions such as preeclampsia, gestational diabetes or other health risks to the mom or baby. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ways to Induce Labor: Medical and Natural Options
Why might some pregnancies need to be induced and how is this achieved? Learn about the natural ways that may be used to induce labour. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Induction Combination Associated With Shorter Labor Times Induction Combination Associated With Shorter Labor Times
Labor induction combination that used vaginal misoprostol and an inflated cervical Foley catheter balloon was associated with faster delivery compared with either method alone, a new study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Research to analyze labor induction methods
(Care New England) Despite nearly one million births involving labor induction each year in the US, there has been no single regimen for induction that has been accepted as being superior for patient experience, quality outcomes and costs. New research seeks to determine the best labor induction method. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pok émon GO 'brought on labour' of London mother Amber Wilde
Amber Wilde, 27, of Grove Park, south east London, finally gave birth to twin girls Embla and Olympia after inducing her labour through walking three miles on the Pok émon GO app. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Induced Labor Not Linked to ASD Induced Labor Not Linked to ASD
No relationship was seen between labor induction and an increased risk for ASD when exposure-discordant sibling or cousin pairs were compared to account for familial factors, authors said. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Inducing labor doesn't increase autism risk
Study suggests that any elevated autism risk associated with labor induction is actually due to other factors such as genetics or medical issues. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - July 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Induced labor not linked to higher autism risk
(Reuters Health) - Inducing labor doesn ’t appear to increase the baby's odds of autism, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Induced labor not associated with risk for autism spectrum disorders, study shows
Induction of labor appears not to be associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in children, a large new study demonstrates. The new finding suggests that concern about autism risk should not factor into clinical decisions about whether or not to induce labor. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Labor induction: No association with autism
Contrary to a previous study, new research from more than 1.3 million births concludes that there is no association between labor induction and autism. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Induced labour not associated with increased autism risk, researchers say
Induction of labour does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in children, according to a new study. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Induced Labor Won't Raise Autism Risk in Kids, Research Suggests
MONDAY, July 25, 2016 -- Inducing labor won't raise a pregnant woman's risk of having a child with autism, a new study suggests. " These findings should provide reassurance to women who are about to give birth, that having their labor induced will... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Study finds induced labor not associated with risk for autism spectrum disorders
( Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health ) Induction of labor appears not to be associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in children in a large new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The new finding suggests that concern about autism risk should not factor into clinical decisions about whether or not to induce labor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Over 35 and expecting: Is it safer to give birth “early”?
Follow me at @hricciot Having a baby when you’re “older” can have some advantages—women may feel more secure with themselves, their relationships, or their careers. However, expectant moms 35 and older—and their babies—do face some increased pregnancy-related health risks. Probably the most dreaded is a stillbirth. Most often, the factor responsible for stillbirth occurs before labor. Some of the reasons a baby might die before birth include problems with the placenta, and women over 35 face increased risk for these complications. That’s why it isn’t unusual for doctors to re...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hope Ricciotti, MD Tags: Family Planning and Pregnancy Health Women's Health inducing labor Source Type: news

New study ranks methods to induce labour on effectiveness and cost
More than 150,000 pregnant women in England and Wales have their labours induced each year. As this number rises, and as new evidence emerges, it has become urgent to address questions about which methods of inducing labour are most effective, cost-effective, safe and acceptable to women.There are multiple pharmacological, non-pharmacological, mechanical and complementary methods available... (Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News)
Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News - March 22, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New study ranks methods to induce labor on effectiveness, cost
Researchers have conducted a review of the clinical and cost effectiveness of labor induction methods. As the number of women facing induction increases, and as new evidence from trials emerges, it has become urgent to address questions about which methods of inducing labor are most effective, cost-effective, safe and acceptable to women. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New study ranks methods to induce labor on effectiveness and cost
(University of Liverpool) Researchers from the University of Liverpool's Institute of Translational Medicine and colleagues from the University of Bristol's School of Social and Community Medicine have conducted a review of the clinical and cost effectiveness of labor induction methods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Labor Induction Pre-40 Weeks: 'Victory for Patient Autonomy'
(MedPage Today) -- F. Perry Wilson examines study on early labor induction for older moms (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - March 3, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Inducing labor may not boost C-section risk
Amy Norton, HealthDay News Pregnant older women who have labor induced near their due date may not face an increased risk of needing a cesarean section, a new clinical trial suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inducing Labor May Not Boost C-Section Risk
WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 -- Contrary to longstanding concerns, pregnant older women who have their labor induced near their due date may not face an increased risk of needing a cesarean section, a new clinical trial suggests. British researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 2, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

For Labor Induction, Two Methods Better Than OneFor Labor Induction, Two Methods Better Than One
A combination of methods to induce labor is better than either misoprostol alone or cervical Foley catheter alone, results from the FOR MOMI trial show. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - February 4, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Elective Labor Induction With Unfavorable Cervix Appears SafeElective Labor Induction With Unfavorable Cervix Appears Safe
Elective labor induction in first-time mothers with an unfavorable cervix led to a small but statistically insignificant increase in cesarean deliveries, but not everyone is comfortable with the practice. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - November 12, 2015 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Foley Catheter Beats Cook Cervical for Labor InductionFoley Catheter Beats Cook Cervical for Labor Induction
Labor induced with a Foley catheter balloon is shorter and outcomes, in general, are better than that induced with a Cook Cervical Ripening Balloon, new research has shown Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Royal baby: 10 ways Kate could bring on her labour
With Kate Middleton's second child perhaps already a week beyond the due date, here are 10 natural ways she can induce labour (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: royal baby news overdue baby kate middleton induced how to bring on labour naturally Source Type: news

New technologies will help prevent preterm labor, provide safer labor process
Preventing preterm labor with light and inducing labor using a side effect-free drug are two new technologies based research that is heading to the marketplace. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Well: Inducing Labor at Full Term May Have Benefits
Inducing labor in normal full-term pregnancies has generally been frowned upon, but a new study suggests that induction causes no apparent harm, and may have advantages. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 23, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Caesarean section Pregnancy and Childbirth Featured Source Type: news

Well: Inducing Labor at Full Term May Have Benefits
Inducing labor in normal full-term pregnancies has generally been frowned upon, but a new study suggests that induction causes no apparent harm, and may have advantages. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Caesarean section Pregnancy and Childbirth Featured Source Type: news

Well: Inducing Labor at Full Term May Have Benefits
Inducing labor in normal full-term pregnancies has generally been frowned upon, but a new study suggests that induction causes no apparent harm, and may have advantages. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 23, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Caesarean section Pregnancy and Childbirth Featured Source Type: news

For largest babies, inducing labor may help prevent injury during birth
(Reuters Health) - Some women pregnant with unusually large babies may benefit from inducing labor to reduce the odds that the infants' shoulders get stuck during delivery, a European study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Early Postterm Labor Induction Improves Perinatal OutcomesEarly Postterm Labor Induction Improves Perinatal Outcomes
Early postterm labor induction significantly reduced the risk for neonatal death, macrosomia, cerebral palsy, and asphyxia in a recent study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Proactive labor induction can improve perinatal outcomes, suggests new Danish study
(Wiley) A proactive labor induction practice once women are full term can improve perinatal outcomes suggests a new Danish study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Autism Not Linked to Labor Induction, AugmentationAutism Not Linked to Labor Induction, Augmentation
A new study is allaying concerns that autism spectrum disorder is associated with birth complications during labor and delivery. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 11, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Inducing or augmenting labor not associated with increase in autism
(University of Utah Health Sciences) A research collaboration between Intermountain Healthcare, the University of Utah's Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, and the University of Utah's Psychiatry Department found that induced or augmented labor does not result in an increased risk of children developing autism spectrum disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Induction of Labor for Large Fetuses and Maternal MorbidityInduction of Labor for Large Fetuses and Maternal Morbidity
Does inducing labor in women with a constitutionally large-for-gestational-age fetus reduce maternal morbidity? This new study investigates. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Zambia: Don't Use Traditional Medicine to Induce Labour - Minister
[Times of Zambia]THE Ministry of Health has condemned the use of traditional medicine to induce labour. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 4, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Women are more likely to give birth early during a heatwave: Chance of early labour soars by 27% when temperatures are above 32C for more than four days
Dr Nathalie Auger, of the University of Montreal, said that heat-induced stress increases uterine contractility and that dehydration increases the release of hormones that induce labour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Declines Seen in the Induction of Labor Births
For the First Time in Decades, Declines Seen in the Induction of Labor for Single Births (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 19, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news