Thomasville obstetrics clinic joins Novant Health
Thomasville OB-GYN Associates is now part of Novant Health. The clinic will remain at 1302 Lexington Ave. It will, however, change its name to Novant Health Thomasville OB/GYN. The clinic has three doctors – Joseph Stringfellow, Phillip Dorton and Carl Richard Kirsch – along with nurse practitioner Janice Johnson and physician assistant Taylor Sprague . Some of the providers were already affiliated with the nearby Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center.  In November, Novant Health's Brain… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about high blood pressure during pregnancy
A doctor should monitor high blood pressure (hypertension) during pregnancy to prevent complications for the mother, such as preeclampsia, and the baby. High blood pressure is usually treatable and preventable. Learn about the types, causes, and treatments of high blood pressure during pregnancy here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Kenya: Make Babies in Family and Outside, Advises Jimi Wanjigi
[Nairobi News] City tycoon Jimi Wanjigi has urged Kenyans to give birth to more children in order to achieve greatness that comes with numbers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 12, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Levonorgestrel IUD Efficacy and Safety: Evaluations After Five Years (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Low unintended pregnancies and acceptable safety profile in phase III trial bodes well for extended use (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - December 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Morning Break: Kavanaugh Surprise; Generic Price-Fixing; Shyness and'Hangxiety '
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - December 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Insights Into Women and Stroke Risk
Title: Insights Into Women and Stroke RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - December 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Central Africa: Nobel Laureate Calls for Sanctions Against Leaders Who Tolerate Sexual Violence
[allAfrica] Dr. Denis Mukwege, the Congolese obstetrician and gynaecologist who operates a hospital in Bukavu and who campaigns against the use of rape and sexualized violence as a weapon of war received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 in Oslo on Human Rights Day, December 10. He was the co-winner with Nadia Murad, a member of the Yazidi minority in northern Iraq who became a human rights activist after being abducted and held as a sex slave by so-called "Islamic State". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Donor Breast Milk Timely Help for Premature Babies
[Monitor] It is common among mothers who give birth to premature babies [at fewer than 37 weeks] to find difficulty producing breast milk immediately. In this case, experts require specifically human breast milk to increase the baby's survival chances. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Hospital Deliveries Double in 16 Years, Says New Survey
[Monitor] Kampala -The number of women delivering in health facilities has doubled in the last 16 years, the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS) report reveals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Could Vitamin C Reduce Infant Harm From Smoking in Pregnancy?
(MedPage Today) -- Supplementation missed trial endpoint but showed signal for better lung function (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - December 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Obstetric violence in the daily routine of care and its characteristics - Jardim DMB, Modena CM.
OBJECTIVE: to analyze the scientific production on obstetric violence by identifying and discussing its main characteristics in the routine care for the pregnant-puerperal cycle. METHOD: integrative literature review of 24 publications indexed in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Emergency Contraception Requests May Be Sign of Domestic Abuse (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- An important opportunity for intervention and support (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - December 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines
FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- Pregnant women commonly refuse vaccines, including influenza vaccine and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, according to research published online Dec. 4 in Obstetrics&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Levonorgestrel IUD Safe, Effective for 5 Years of Contraceptive Use
(MedPage Today) -- Data from phase III trial finds low rates of unintentional pregnancy, acceptable safety profile (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - December 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

AAFP Joins Other Groups to Develop Well-Woman Resource
The Women's Preventive Services Initiative from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has created a chart summarizing age-based preventive service recommendations for women from adolescence to maturity that physicians can use during well-woman visits. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Guidance Addresses Early Dx of Dysmenorrhea in Adolescents
THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- Early diagnosis of dysmenorrhea is key to ensuring that adolescents and women can maintain their quality of life, according to a Committee Opinion published in the December issue of Obstetrics& Gynecology. The American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Uganda: Three Babies Die Over Absence of Midwives
[Monitor] Busia -Buteba Health Centre III in Busia District was a scene of grief on Tuesday after two mothers lost their babies due to alleged absence of midwives at the facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 6, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Family Planning, an Effective Anti - Poverty Intervention Strategy
[Swenga] According to the Mckinsey Global Institute, if women were able to participate in the economy at the same level as men, it would add some 28 trillion US dollars to the global Gross Domestic Product. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 6, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Women sue for "massive coverup" of doctor's sex abuse
The women say Columbia University and its hospitals "actively and deliberately" concealed the conduct of an obstetrician accused of sexually abusing patients for decades (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency Contraception Requests May Be Sign of Domestic Abuse
(MedPage Today) -- Could represent " important opportunity " for intervention and support (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - December 5, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The First Baby Has Been Born After a Uterus Transplant From a Deceased Donor
The world’s first baby born by a uterus transplant from a deceased donor is healthy and nearing her first birthday, according to a new case study published Tuesday in the Lancet. Uterus transplants have become more common in recent years, resulting in 11 live births around the world. But all of the other successful deliveries so far have been made possible by living donors — often women who opt to donate their uterus to a close friend or family member without one. The birth resulting from the case detailed in the Lancet, which took place at Brazil’s Hospital das Cli╠ünicas last December, is both the first...
Source: TIME: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized fertility healthytime Source Type: news

Personal Care Product Exposure Tied to Girls' Early Puberty
(MedPage Today) -- Associations weren't seen among boys using parabens, phthalates (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - December 4, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zambia Pilot Demonstrates How to Save Lives, Scale Relief for Children Suffering from Malaria
ByCathy Green Senior technical adviser for community engagement, MAMaZ Against Malaria,Paula Quigley Technical lead, DAI Global HealthDecember 04, 2018The secret: motivated, well-trained community health volunteers.Thousands of infants and children in rural Zambia suffer or die unnecessarily from malaria each year because they lack access to high-quality medicines and proper medical care. But a recent pilot program shows how trained local volunteers administering crucial medicine can keep a child well enough to be transported to a health care facility for further, potentially lifesaving treatment.With technical and finan...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

At-Home Self-Collected Samples Valid for Detecting High-Risk HPV
TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 -- Mail-based, at-home self-collection of cervicovaginal samples is valid for detecting high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) among infrequently screened women, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in Obstetrics&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Menstrual Cramps and Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Medication Guide
Title: Menstrual Cramps and Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Medication GuideCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/22/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/4/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - December 4, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

SABCS: Translational Before It Was Cool
(MedPage Today) -- Growing, evolving while adhering to founding principles (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - December 3, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Condom Stock Out Hits Bukwo Hospital
[Observer] Bukwo general hospital has run out of condoms. The facility hasn't had condom supplies for close to five months, with the last supply coming in July this year according to the authorities. Empty condom dispensers can be seen hanging around different corners of the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 3, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Women Must Make Own Choices On Abortion
[Namibian] When Charmaine, a 22-year-old woman arrived at the social work department accompanied by her boyfriend (Sam), he wanted her to terminate her pregnancy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 3, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Big Debate On Sex Education and Controversy of Teen Pregnancies
[Nation] As renewed debate on sex education continues after controversy over teen pregnancies, Mr Peter Mogaka rests easy with the knowledge that all his schooling daughters are on birth control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 3, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Early Diagnosis Of Dysmenorrhea in Teens Is Key to Effective Management: ACOG Early Diagnosis Of Dysmenorrhea in Teens Is Key to Effective Management: ACOG
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) has released new guidance on diagnosing and relieving dysmenorrhea in adolescents.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Younger High-Risk Women Benefit From Mammography
(MedPage Today) -- Yields in 30-39 age group at high risk comparable to 40-49 group with average risk (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - November 30, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: Double Track System Is Indication of Population Crisis - PPAG
[Ghanaian Times] The Executive Director of the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG), Abena Adubea Amoah Acheampong has described the double track system under the Free SHS policy as a population crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 30, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Endometrial Biopsy (Procedure)
Title: Endometrial Biopsy (Procedure)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/6/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/30/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - November 30, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The Pregnant Patient: Managing Common Acute Medical Problems The Pregnant Patient: Managing Common Acute Medical Problems
This primer summarizes the diagnosis and management of both obstetric and non-pregnancy related issues commonly encountered by primary care physicians in the pregnant patient.American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria to Become World's Capital for Infants' Death By 2021 - World Bank
[This Day] By 2021, Africa's giant, Nigeria, will be crowned world's capital for death of infants under the age of five, overtaking India, the latest bi-annual economic report of the World Bank's Bretton Woods Institution has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 30, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Staffing More Doctors and Midwives Tied to Lower C-Section Rates Staffing More Doctors and Midwives Tied to Lower C-Section Rates
Pregnant women may be less likely to have cesarean deliveries when they labor at a hospital with more obstetricians and midwives on staff, a French study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Malawi: Bad Roads Threaten Safe Motherhood
[Gender Links] Balaka -Bad roads coupled with long distances are fueling deaths of expectant mothers in Malawi with the 2015/2016 Demographic Health Survey (DHS) findings indicating that maternal mortality ratio is at 439 per 100,000 live births. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Stakeholders in Africa Urged to Expand Family Planning Services to Youth
[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Stakeholders in Africa have been urged to scale up their efforts in reaching out to youth with Family Planning Services (FPS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Pregnant Soldier's Dismissal Becomes Hot Debated Issue
[Daily News] SOME backbenchers led by Mr Jaku Hashim Ayoub (Paje) on Wednesday expressed concern over the firing of a female recruit soldier from her job in the wake of a positive pregnancy test. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Study finds sexual trauma survivors have clear preferences in obstetric care
(Boston Medical Center) Researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) surveyed women with a history of sexual trauma and found that they have clear preferences regarding how they communicate their history with providers as well as certain aspects of their treatment plan. Published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, these results can help inform providers on best practices when caring for these women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Staffing more doctors and midwives tied to lower C-section rates
(Reuters Health) - - Pregnant women may be less likely to have cesarean deliveries when they labor at a hospital with more obstetricians and midwives on staff, a French study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

USPSTF: Jury Still Out on Interventions to Prevent Child Maltreatment
(MedPage Today) -- Still insufficient evidence to assess balance of benefits and harms (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - November 28, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

How AI is Changing Ultrasounds
Birth defects can be tough to spot on ultrasounds, but new technological advances could make it easier. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - November 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Roland Rott Tags: Blog ObGyn Ultrasound Source Type: news

Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Involving Opioids Up
TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 -- From 2007 to 2016, there was a sharp increase in pregnancy-associated mortality involving opioids, according to a research letter recently published in the American Journal of Obstetrics& Gynecology. Alison Gemmill,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Nigerian Women Under Pressure to Bear More Children'
[Vanguard] Nigerian women are often under pressure by family and through societal expectations to give birth to more children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Nsambya Hospital to Set Up Breast Milk Bank
[Monitor] Kampala -Mothers in Uganda with excess breast milk will be able to donate it and save lives of vulnerable babies effective next year as St Francis Hospital Nsambya in collaboration with Ministry of Health establishes a human breast milk bank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: DPP Orders Probe on Teen Pregnancies, Early Marriage
[Nation] Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has ordered police to investigate the many cases of teenage pregnancy and early marriage in Kilifi County and other parts of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Douching (Vaginal Douche)
Title: Douching (Vaginal Douche)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 4/16/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - November 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Second trimester pains: What to expect
While many women experience less morning sickness during the second semester, a variety of pains may arise. These can include round ligament pains, Braxton-Hicks contractions, symphysis pubis dysfunction, and back and leg pain. Here, learn about the causes and how to find relief. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Africa: Family Planning Is Not a 'Women's Issue' but a Development Issue As It Impacts the Economy - Rwandan Prime Minister
[UNFPA] Kigali, Rwanda -Family planning is one of the most cost-effective ways of promoting people's wellbeing, said Rwanda's Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente at the 5th International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda from 12 to 15 November. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 26, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news