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Namibia:Strangers Become Friends at Engela State Hospital
[Namibian] The thirty something tents across the maternity waiting room about a five-minute drive from the Engela State Hospital in Ohangwena region don't look like much from a distance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 24, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Could More Fish in the Diet Boost Sex Lives and Fertility?
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Reproductive Medicine, Fertility, Obstetrics, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Recommendations Developed for Managing Postpartum Pain
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- Recommendations for managing postpartum pain have been developed and published in a Committee Opinion online May 17 in Obstetrics& Gynecology. Tekoa L. King, M.P.H., from the American College of Nurse-Midwives in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Yoga May Be Right Move Against Urinary Incontinence
Title: Yoga May Be Right Move Against Urinary IncontinenceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/23/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - May 23, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania:Three Things Tanzania Is Doing to Lower Maternal and Neonatal Mortality
[Citizen] Geneva -Tanzania is committed to bringing down maternal and neonatal mortality by addressing each of the causes including improving obstetric surgical services across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 23, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

HHS Unveils Controversial Rule on Title X Abortion Restrictions HHS Unveils Controversial Rule on Title X Abortion Restrictions
The Trump administration released its long-awaited ruling on title X funds and how they relate to abortion and family planning.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Yoga Helpful for Older Women's Incontinence
(MedPage Today) -- Leakages fall 76% over 3 months (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - May 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Debilitating childbirth injury takes major toll on women
JIMMA, Ethiopia –After her wedding at age 20 in the Seka District of Ethiopia, Birkisa Aba Nega became pregnant. Then again, and again. Four of the five children she delivered died, and she was left with a debilitating childbirth injury – an obstetric fistula.Pregnancy can be a dangerous time, and for women with ill health, malnutrition or underage pregnancy, the risks are even higher. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Eritrea:Symposium On Health Issue
[Shabait] Asmara -Symposium on health issues was held at the Adi-Guaedad health center, in Gala-Nafhi sub-zone in the Central region, in connection with the 27th Independence Day anniversary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rwanda:Mother-Child Health Week Ends With Launch of New Facility at Rwinkwavu
[New Times] A new maternity ward worth over $280,000 (approximately Rwf240m) was on Friday inaugurated at Rwinkwavu Health Centre in Kayonza District, officially bringing to an end a week dedicated to mother and child health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 22, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

After Fifty Long Years with Obstetric Fistula, Two Women Reclaim Their Dignity
May 21, 2018They spent most of their lives with the condition, but now two septuagenarians in Mali are healed —and they’re on a mission.en fran çaisThree days.That ’s how long Malado was in labor. That’s how long she was unable to give birth. She was only 16 years old, after all, and it was her first baby. Her body wasn’t ready.This was back in the 1960s in rural Mali, and there were no cars to take her from her village to a health facility —even today, it’s rare to see a car pass on these dirt roads. Finally someone helped her into a donkey-drawn cart and carried her to a c...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Victims and victimisation - Cauldwell M, Bewley S.
We congratulate McNamara et  al. on their work examining the impact that intrapartum stillbirth has on obstetricians (1). The findings from their qualitative study highlight and reinforce themes others have identified. We conducted a similar study intervie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Men Get Short Shrift in Fertility Assessments
(MedPage Today) -- Misinformation about testosterone treatment may be an issue (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - May 21, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Surgical Site Infection Rate Can Be Reduced in Hysterectomy
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- Implementation of a perioperative surgical site infection prevention bundle may reduce the rate of surgical site infection among patients undergoing hysterectomy, according to a study published online May 7 in Obstetrics... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ACOG: Postpartum Pain Management Requires Individualized Approach
(MedPage Today) -- Opioids may be'held in reserve'if other options fail (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - May 18, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Featured Review: Immersion in water during labour and birth
Labouring in water may reduce the number of women having an epidural but does not appear to affect mode of birth or serious perineal tears.Water immersion during labour and birth is increasingly popular and is becoming widely accepted across many countries, and particularly in midwifery-led care settings. However, there are concerns around neonatal water inhalation, increased requirement for admission to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), maternal and/or neonatal infection, and obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS).A team of Cochrane authors based in the United Kingdom worked withCochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth to ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Most Teens, Young Women Satisfied With IUD Insertion
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 -- Most adolescent and young adult women report high satisfaction with intrauterine device (IUD) insertion, according to a study published online May 7 in Obstetrics& Gynecology. Aletha Y. Akers, M.D., M.P.H., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Infant Infection Risk Unchanged with In Utero Anti-TNF Exposure
(MedPage Today) -- Findings should be reassuring to expectant mothers with RA (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - May 17, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Six Months of Trastuzumab Equal to 12 in Breast Ca
(MedPage Today) -- Similar outcomes and less cardiotoxicity, but more research needed (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - May 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa:SA Infant Mortality Rate Down to Lowest Level in Nearly 20 Years - Report
[News24Wire] South Africa's infant mortality rate is at its lowest level in almost 20 years, the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Comorbidity Patterns with Female Incontinence Distinguish Subtypes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Results highlight need to identify women with possible modifiable targets for intervention (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - May 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Assisted Reproduction May Up Risk of Placental Anomalies
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Among singleton pregnancies, assisted reproductive technology (ART) is associated with an increased risk of placental anomalies, according to a review published online May 8 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Toward Off Maternal Mortality From the Nation
[Ethiopian Herald] Giving birth is a woman's natural gift. Every girl could regret missing the chance to be a mom. But in developing countries moms face a lot of challenges while giving birth. Back in the years, out of 100 thousand mothers in the nation, about 1500 of them used to die. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi:Teen Pregnancies Haunt Thyolo
[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -Rachel Masanga is a Standard 5 drop out currently pregnant. Her life is going through hell. At 15, she is already facing maternal complications befitting the age of her mother. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Girls With Heavy Periods Not Screened for Von Willebrand Disease Girls With Heavy Periods Not Screened for Von Willebrand Disease
The vast majority of young girls in the U.S. with heavy menstrual bleeding are not screened for von Willebrand disease, despite longstanding recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Neither medicine nor health care staff members are violent by nature: obstetric violence from an interactionist perspective - Brice ño Morales X, Enciso Chaves LV, Yepes Delgado CE.
This study sought to understand the meaning that women place on the health care practices carried out during labor. We used techniques from Grounded Theory such as coding, categorization, and constant comparison. A total of 18 interviews were conducted wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Tanzania:U.S.$ 9.6 Million Canadian Project to Benefit Rukwa Women
[Daily News] Sumbawanga -OVER 154,800 women in Rukwa Region are expected to rip benefits of the 21.5bn/- safe delivery project dubbed 'Uzazi Salama', thanks to a generous funding from Global Affairs Canada and other individual Canadian donors through Plan Canada. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 14, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Hair Care Products for Black Women May Disrupt Hormones
Title: Hair Care Products for Black Women May Disrupt HormonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - May 14, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Meeting with OBGYN prior to first exam empowers young women in medical settings
(MediaSource) A new national survey by Orlando Health found that nearly 40 percent of women were at least somewhat concerned about what would happen during their first OBGYN exam. That's why experts at Orlando Health are encouraging girls and their parents to speak with their OBGYN in a non-clinical setting before their first exam. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Osteoporosis Spinal Fractures; Vaginal Estradiol Tx; Diabetic Dog Lawsuit?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - May 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can sneezing during pregnancy affect the baby?
Sneezing during pregnancy is common. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including illness and allergies. Sneezing can happen at any point during the pregnancy and will not hurt the baby or cause a miscarriage. Home remedies and management techniques can help. Learn more about sneezing during pregnancy here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Tanzania:Region Cites Early Pregnancies, Marriages As Its Major Setbacks
[Daily News] Bukoba -THE Kagera Regional Education Development Officer, Mr Aloys Kamamba has appealed to the area residents to devise new ways that would eliminate child marriages and high school dropouts in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

WATCH: Women may not be getting enough information about heart disease, AHA warns
The American Heart Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued a new advisory asking OB-GYNs to screen for heart health risks. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Many Dispensaries in CO Proffer Marijuana for Morning Sickness
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- More than two-thirds of Colorado cannabis dispensaries recommend cannabis products to treat nausea during the first trimester of pregnancy, according to a study published online May 7 in Obstetrics& Gynecology. Betsy... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:As Teenagers Die, Lawmakers Call for Abortion Reform
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bulawayo -Although the law allows for abortion in cases such as rape, red tape makes it difficult for women and girls to receive the service in government facilities (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa:Should Government Health Schemes Pay for Infertility Treatment?
[Bhekisisa] "Women are blamed for infertility when, in fact, as we know from research, it is quite often on the man's side." (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa:Why It Could Cost Less Than U.S.$10 Per Year to Save a Life
[Bhekisisa] Maternal deaths in developing regions would fall by 73% if all women had access to contraception and maternal healthcare, shows new research. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Surprise: Dispensaries Tell Women Cannabis is Safe in Pregnancy
(MedPage Today) -- Majority recommended marijuana products for morning sickness (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - May 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:'Sierra Leone Has Highest Maternal Mortality Ratio'
[Concord] Representative of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, Dr. Kim E. Dickson, has revealed that the country has the highest maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in the world, with 1,360 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, while one in every 17 women bear the risk of dying during labour. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa:Newborn Baby Rescued From Pit Toilet in KZN
[News24Wire] A newborn baby is recovering in hospital after being rescued from a pit toilet in Umlazi, Durban, on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana:Official Worried Over Teenage Pregnancy Rate
[Public Agenda] The Executive Director of the National Population Council, Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah has expressed concern over what she says are the escalating Ghanaian population and reproductive health issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

AHN names new chief for Allegheny Health Network
Allegheny Health Network has tapped Dr. Allan Klapper as the president of its soon-to-be-built Wexford hospital. Klapper, who is chair of the Women's& Children's Institute at AHN, is an obstetrician and gynecologist. He has been with AHN since 2011 and has made a big impact since his arrival, including the establishment of an obstetrics department at Jefferson Hospital, the Perinatal Hope program to treat pregnant women addicted to drugs, and growing the AHN women's health program. "Dr. Klapper… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Ob-Gyns Should Play Role in Reducing CVD Risk for Women
THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 -- Obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyns) can help promote risk identification and reduction of cardiovascular disease among women at well-women visits, according to an American Heart Association/American College of Obstetrics... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study examines the effects of physical activity during pregnancy
(Wiley) In a recent Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica study, a combined lifestyle intervention including dietary counseling and twice-weekly exercise classes during pregnancy resulted in a slightly longer first stage of labor, without any other effects during labor or delivery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Attempted Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Tied to Higher Risks for Mother, Infant Attempted Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Tied to Higher Risks for Mother, Infant
Although absolute rates of adverse outcomes are low, attempted vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) delivery is associated with higher relative rates of morbidity and mortality in mothers and infants, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Low Procedure Volume for Many Surgeons Doing Hysterectomies
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 -- A substantial number of surgeons performing hysterectomies have low procedural volumes, according to a study published online May 9 in Obstetrics& Gynecology. Maria P. Ruiz, D.O., from Columbia University in New York... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Revise Health Law to Promote Girls' Rights, Govt Told
[263Chat] International human rights lobby group, Amnesty International has urged the government of Zimbabwe to help promote human rights and the dignity of every citizen including adolescent girls by doing away with health laws inherited from the colonial era. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa:Abortion in South Africa - a Reporting Guide for Journalists
[Bhekisisa] Bhekisisa's new manual provides handy information on abortion data in South Africa, how procedures work and what the law says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa:Abandoned Babies - 'A Good Week Is 2, and a Bad Week Is Around 4'
[Bhekisisa] Women who discard their newborns feel unsupported, often by the very professionals meant to counsel them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Women's Healthcare Needs Sharper Focus, Say Experts
(MedPage Today) -- VA, private sector working to better serve women's unique needs (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - May 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news