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Disaster Preparedness for Obstetricians, Maternity Hospitals Disaster Preparedness for Obstetricians, Maternity Hospitals
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Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

South Africa:#SizaMap - Find a Safe, Legal Abortion Near You With This List of Designated Providers
[Bhekisisa] Until now, the national and provincial health departments have not been able to say where services are provided. Here's how we found them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 22, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia:Born Too Soon
[Namibian] SOME people say the delivery or baby ward is a happy place compared to the rest of the hospital, because there you often find happy parents and even happier grandparents. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 22, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Mother, Children in Safe Hands
[Ethiopian Herald] Globally, the annual number of maternal deaths is decreasing substantially. Particularly, since the 1990s, the death rate has declined remarkably. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 22, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia:Woman Placed On Life Support After Giving Birth
[Observer] Having a baby is supposed to bring a lot of joy and happiness that can never be equaled to anything in the world. However, this experience comes with responsibilities and challenges that can be overwhelming and in some instances life threatening. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 22, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:Quest for Beauty Exposes Unborn Babies to Poison
[Nation] Happiness* and Leone* a lovely West African couple came to me for antenatal care a few years ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 21, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Has Third Highest Number of Preterm Births
[Guardian] Nigeria is placed third among the ten countries with the highest number of preterm births with 773,600, according to latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 21, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Women Still Want Annual Mammograms
Title: Women Still Want Annual MammogramsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - November 21, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Howard University Hospital, Unity Health Care ink obstetrics partnership
Howard University Hospital and its faculty practice have signed a partnership agreement with Unity Health Care in a move to expand obstetrics access to underserved areas of the District. As part of the deal announced Monday, Howard will reopen a previously closed wing to bring 11 new ante- and post-partum inpatient rooms, as well as an operating and delivery room. Howard hospital has also hired about 35 new nurses and will extend admitting privileges to Unity's OB/GYN physicians a nd midwives, said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Risk of stillbirth is double in pregnant women who sleep on their backs, study finds
Pregnant women might increase their risk of a stillbirth if they sleep on their backs during their third trimester, a new study has found. The research, published Monday in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, is the largest of its kind and the clearest evidence yet that sleeping conditions during pregnancy could have significant effects on […]Related:Thousands of strangers gave a sick child an early Christmas. Days before Thanksgiving, he died.A dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video shows his nurse laughing instead.The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manage the menopause naturally without HRT
This article helps you identify some simple changes you can make almost immediately which will help you manage the menopause naturally. Hot flushes and night sweats are common symptoms. Eighty percent of menopausal women experience them. Many women feel embarrassed about hot flushes, but it’s not as obvious to everyone else as it may seem to you! Symptoms can be reduced by eating lots of plant foods, especially those rich in phytoestrogens, which help to rebalance your hormones naturally. Phytoestrogens are found in abundance in soya products, legumes, and in brassica vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, Brusse...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Susie Kearley Tags: Alternatives to HRT healthy diet menopause Source Type: news

Three UCLA professors named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Two  doctors and a dentist from UCLA have been selected as 2017 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are among 396 members awarded this honor by the AAAS for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin, representing science and engineering, on Feb. 17, 2018, at the association ’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas, and formally announced in the “AAAS News and Notes” section of the journal Science on Nov. 24.UCLA ’...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Angola:Over 500 Cases of Early Pregnancy Recorded in Lunda Sul
[ANGOP] Saurimo -At least 542 of cases of early pregnancy have been recorded from January to October this year in northeastern Lunda Sul province Maternity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Avenues Clinic to Set Up World Class Maternity Facility
[The Herald] PREMIER healthcare provider, The Avenues Clinic, intends to set up a world class maternity facility in Harare at a cost of approximately $18 million, as it seeks to diversify revenue streams. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Breathing Dirty Air May Raise Miscarriage Risk
[Guardian] Smog might raise a woman's risk of miscarriage early in her pregnancy, a new study suggests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia:UMU Midwifery Dep. Holds Scientific Session
[NEWS] Liberia last Friday joined the world to celebrate World Prematurity Day with the Post Basic Midwifery Program of the Winifred J. Harley College of Health Sciences at the United Methodist University (UMU) holding a scientific session for senior students of the program. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda:200,000 Children Born Premature Annually - Report
[Monitor] Kampala -A new report released by Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation, has revealed that 226,000 children born every year in Uganda are below the normal 37 weeks of gestation. This is an equivalent of more than 18 per cent of the total births. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Heavier Women May Need Mammograms More Often
Title: Heavier Women May Need Mammograms More OftenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Meta-analysis shows progesterone is effective in reducing preterm birth
According to a meta-analysis published in theAmerican Journal of Obstetrics& Gynecology, vaginal progesterone reduces preterm birth rates, as well as the complications associated with prematurity.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Liberia:Liberia Celebrates World Prematurity Day
[NEWS] Liberia will today join other nations around the world to commemorate World Prematurity Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 17, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:Celebrating the Miracles and Milestones of Premature Babies
[Nation] Like any mother, Mrs Jacinta Ochieng wanted nothing more than to take her children home, all five of them, even though their birth had surprised her- she thought she had been carrying just one. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 17, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cameroon:Theft of Babies - Security Wristbands Introduced
[Cameroon Tribune] The theft of newborn babies is a recurrent issue in the society today as a week hardly goes by without media reports about a missing baby or a woman caught with a stolen baby. This has not left any person indifferent particularly health authorities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 17, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

New study out of WSU further supports use of progesterone to fight preterm birth
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A new study published today -- World Prematurity Day -- in the American Journal of Obstetrics& Gynecology provides additional support for treatment with vaginal progesterone to reduce the risk of preterm birth, neonatal complications and infant death in pregnant women with a short cervix. A shortened cervix is the most powerful predictor of preterm birth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For most vulnerable Nigerian women, high rates of traumatic birth injury
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria –“One week after I delivered my second child, I realized that there was an issue,” Aisha told UNFPA from her hospital bed in Maiduguri, in north-east Nigeria. She had developed an obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury that can derail a woman’s whole life.Obstetric fistula occurs during prolonged, obstructed labour. The obstruction can create a hole between the vaginal wall and the bladder or rectum, leading to incontinence – and often stigma, shame or even rejection from families and communities. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Kenya:New and Simple Baby Incubator Launched
[Nation] An innovative incubator blanket could prove a potential lifesaver to thousands of pre-term babies in Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 16, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Infant Mortality Rate Falls - Unicef, Statistics Bureau
[Premium Times] The fifth Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) has highlighted a nationwide overall drop in infant mortality rate from 97 per 1000 live births recorded in 2011 to 70 per 1000 live births. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 16, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa:Loophole May Protect Organisations From U.S. Abortion Gag Rule
[Bhekisisa] Experts say confusion over the rights of local healthcare workers to provide the service while receiving US funds only benefits Trump administration. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 16, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Infant Mortality Drops - Report
[Daily Trust] The new official Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) data jointly released by the Narional Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has highlighted nationwide drop in Infant Mortality rate to 70 per 1000 live births from 97 in 2011. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 16, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Aisha Buhari Hands Over Maternity Complex to Katsina Govt
[Premium Times] The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has handed over a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art maternity complex to the Katsina State Government, in fulfilment of her commitment to improving the healthcare delivery system in Nigeria and the reduction of the health burden of women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 15, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Dr. Donald Coustan recognized as giant in Ob/Gyn
(Care New England) Donald R. Coustan, MD, director of the Prenatal Diabetes Program in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Women& Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has been recognized as a 'Giant in Obstetrics and Gynecology.' This recognition is part of a series by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG) through which AJOG recognizes individuals who have changed the practice of medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rohingya Refugees Struggle to Reach Safety in Bangladesh
SlideshowRohingya Refugees Struggle to Reach Safety in BangladeshNovember 14, 2017More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh following a wave of targeted violence that began on August 25. Carrying few belongings but bearing many physical and psychological wounds, refugees have shared horrific stories of attacks with staff from Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Teams are treating patients for bullet, blast, and stab wounds, severe burns, and sexual violence. Other serious medical needs include acute watery diarrhea, pneumonia, malnutrition, suspected me...
Source: MSF News - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Cervical cancer deaths: a blind spot in global women ’s health
Research articleCervical cancer deaths: a blind spot in global women ’s healthNovember 13, 2017Originally published in The Lancet Global Health BlogAuthor :  Claire FotheringhamClaire Fotheringham is a medical doctor and specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, working with Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières in the Women’s Health Unit based in Sydney, Australia.  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Depressive symptoms and psychosocial risk factors in high complexity obstetric patients admitted to a critical care obstetric unit in Cali, Colombia - Guerra AM, D ávalos Pérez DM, Castillo Martínez A.
Depression is the main cause of years lossed due to disability in the world, and it affects 50% more women 50% than men. Perinatal depression has been linked with more anxiety, a chronic course, and disability than depression in other life stages. In spite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Malawi:Malaria Remains a Threat to Under-Five, Pregnant Women
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -National Malaria Control Programme said malaria remains the major cause of death among under-5 children and pregnant women in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 13, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa:Commonly Used Drug May Be Key to Stopping Thousands of Mothers Dying
[allAfrica] Roughly every six minutes, a woman somewhere in the world bleeds to death in child birth. But a new medical trial shows that there is a way of combating the problem. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 10, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa:We Have the Right Medicine - Now We Need the Commitment
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 10, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa:The Trial Explained
[The WOMAN Trial] The WOMAN trial, coordinated by the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is an international clinical trial of the effect of tranexamic acid on death, hysterectomy and other maternal outcomes, in women with PPH. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 10, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:Help for Couples in Nairobi With Infertility
[MumsVillage] Difficulty in conceiving is common, experienced by one in every six couples. This frequency increases with age, especially after the age of 35. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 9, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa:7 Things the Media Hasn't Told You About Infertility
[MumsVillage] 1. How common is infertility? (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 9, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:What Prenatal Depression Really Feels Like
[MumsVillage] Pregnancy is often and commonly portrayed as a blissful experience filled with happiness and excitement. However, this is not always the case.For some mums it is a sad, confusing and anxiety provoking experience. Prenatal Depression is more common than you can imagine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 9, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:6 Red Flags of Post-Partum Depression
[MumsVillage] A baby is a joyful addition into a woman's life. Joy is what is expected. So when a woman delivers and experiences feelings contrary to joy, she hides. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 9, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Endometriosis (Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Prognosis)
Title: Endometriosis (Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Prognosis)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - November 8, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

IUDs may cut risk of cervical cancer by a third, study indicates
More work is needed to understand how the contraceptive device works to protect against cancer, but researchers say discovery could be “very impactful”Women who use intrauterine contraceptive devices may also be cutting their chances of getting cervical cancer, according to a new study.Research from theKeck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California analysed data from several observational studies involving more than 12,000 women worldwide. The results, published in the journal Obstetrics& Gynecology, showed that in women who used an intrauterine device (IUD) the incidence of cervical cance...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Medical research Science Cervical cancer Society HPV vaccine Health Contraception and family planning Women Source Type: news

IUD May Lower Cervical Cancer Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Obstetrics, Infections, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

'Safe', yet violent? Women's experiences with obstetric violence during hospital births in rural Northeast India - Chattopadhyay S, Mishra A, Jacob S.
The majority of maternal health interventions in India focus on increasing institutional deliveries to reduce maternal mortality, typically by incentivising village health workers to register births and making conditional cash transfers to mothers for hosp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tanzania:Revive 325 Pregnancy Cases, Rukwa RC Says
[Daily News] THE Rukwa Regional Commissioner, Mr Joachim Wangabo, has ordered the Regional Police Commander, Mr George Kyando, to mount a manhunt for men who allegedly impregnated 325 school girls, for them to be arrested and arraigned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 6, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:Motherhood - Child Birth Truths Every Pregnant Woman Should Expect
[Nairobi News] Some time back, I, among other mums, was featured in the Daily Nation's Healthy Nation pullout talking about our experiences in and after the delivery room. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 6, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa:Pregnant Mothers Dying in DRC Ethnic Conflicts
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -PREGNANT women in regions torn apart by ethnic clashes are dying during delivery as conflicts make hospitals inaccessible. At least three women have died in Kabek é in the southeastern Tanganyika Province. The region is afflicted by long-running conflicts between the Twa and Bantu communities. About 3 000 people live in this locality. As conflicts and banditry recur, the area has become more isolated while roads and agricultural routes have deteriorated over the years. Subsequently, in Kabeké, (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 6, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news