Namibia: Church Calls for Referendum On Abortion
[New Era] The Alliance of Christian Churches in Namibia (ACCN) has suggested government hold a referendum over the contentious issue of abortion. Reverend Dolly Nengushe, who is the executive chairperson of the ACCN board of trustees, believes the process of a referendum will help gauge the views of all parties involved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 25, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: High Teenage Pregnancies, Defilement Cases Worry Ntoroko Leaders
[Monitor] The high numbers of teenage pregnancies and defilement cases have worried local leaders in Ntoroko District and have asked parents to take their parenting responsibilities to curb the vices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 25, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Community Health Workers Can Help South African Women With Perinatal Depression
[The Conversation Africa] Depression is defined by symptoms such as persistent sadness, low mood, sleep disturbances, low energy, and feelings of hopelessness. The condition is universal and can affect anyone. But certain people are more vulnerable or at risk of experiencing depression. Poverty and trauma are among the risk factors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 24, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Managing change by shaking off and stepping up
The phrase “change is the only constant” has never been more apt than in the current environment where we constantly hear stories about cuts, increased overheads and competitive pressures. How we deal with change will determine our future success. Last week I was sent an email by a friend who was informing me, that for various reasons, he was leaving his employment and looking for a new challenge. In the message he sent he shared a powerful metaphor that sums up the attitudes that can be extremely helpful when dealing with change – in whatever shape it comes. It’s not important whether we ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 24, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Life change Source Type: news

Depression, Anxiety Could Raise a Pregnant Woman ’ s Odds for C - Section
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 22, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Most radiologists willing to perform PET/CT in pregnant women
Should PET/CT be used in pregnant women with suspected cancer? Experts recommen...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mammography, DBT safe for accidental exam during pregnancy Low-income areas have less access to obstetric ultrasound Prenatal detection of heart defects low in Hispanic women, poor areas High-resolution MRI illuminates fetal white-matter tracts X-ray, CT reveal mummified ancient Egyptian was pregnant (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 22, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What Are the Symptoms of Breast Implant Illness?
Title: What Are the Symptoms of Breast Implant Illness?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/22/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/22/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 22, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Sigh of Relief As Maternal Services Set for Expansion in Rukwa
[Daily News] PREGNANT women may breathe a sigh of relief following ongoing efforts to construct and repair 34 health facilities to improve health services, including the Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (CEmONC) in Rukwa region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Is the Normal Uterus Position?
Title: What Is the Normal Uterus Position?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 10/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 21, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: 7,000 Unsafe Abortions in a Year
[New Era] A medical professional with an interest in obstetrics and gynaecology has revealed 7 000 unsafe abortions were recorded in one year, saying it is now a severe public health problem, as unskilled people without the knowledge of human anatomy conduct these procedures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Experts Lament High Rate of Unsafe Abortions in Nigeria
[Vanguard] With over half a million women in Nigeria suffer from complications from abortions annually; medical experts have lamented preventable deaths from abortions in Nigeria and other medium countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 19, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: No More Births in the Dark as Clinics Get Solar Power
[Nation] When Jacinta Malemba, a clinical officer in charge of Ndilidau Dispensary in Taita Taveta County was executing her duties sometime last year, the night sky had almost no illumination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 19, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Laser Therapy Promises to'Rejuvenate' Vaginal Tissue. A New Study Finds Otherwise
Title: Laser Therapy Promises to'Rejuvenate'Vaginal Tissue. A New Study Finds OtherwiseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 19, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Obstetric Care Under Threat in Rural Areas Obstetric Care Under Threat in Rural Areas
Ready access to maternity services in rural areas is not a given, yet access to obstetric hospitals is associated with decreased rates of preterm birth and neonatal/perinatal mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Grief Can Come Between Mothers and Their Newborns
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Namibia: Family Planning Remains Massive Challenge
[Namibian] REDUCING the vast unmet need for family planning remains a massive challenge in Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 18, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Using Tocilizumab or Sarilumab for hospitalised patients with COVID-19 who are pregnant, SPS
This page signposts to current guidance on this off-label use of the two medicines from the UK Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and UKTIS. Healthcare professionals are encouraged to contact UKTIS should they be considered for use. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get ready to embrace your inner publisher
My first attempt at self publishing was a simple 18 page booklet that lived at the back of my masters dissertation folio. Within weeks of submitting that for assessment I was running a tiny support group for women and was photocopying and sending that booklet out in exchange for a stamped addressed envelope and £1 Since those early days of getting batches of 10 at a time photocopied I’ve learnt a lot about what makes a writer a publisher and I’ve come to realise that it’s not just about books or booklets. Instead it’s wh...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 18, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: LP self-publishing Source Type: news

Apprentice
Little Jinny Fallon ‘ad ‘er arm taken off in the mule. Blood spurting everywhere like water from the pump in the yard, spraying up the walls in bright blades of crimson against the dusty brown and black. And gore everywhere, the salty sweet stench fit to turn your stomach, and many tipped their guts over the cotton to be beaten by the overlooker for spoiling it. Taken up to the big house she was. Looked after proper. No more toppin’ and tailin’ in bed with 2 others> No more stench from the piss pots in the corners and no more weeping, except her own maybe, from the newuns just in from the poor ho...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Fiction friday fiction Source Type: news

Don ’ t judge a book by it ’ s cover
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Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: LP cover images self-publishing Source Type: news

What Causes Cervical Polyps?
Title: What Causes Cervical Polyps?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/15/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/15/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Kavango West Concerned Over High Teenage Pregnancy Rate
[New Era] The Kavango West directorate of education has called for an increase in psychosocial support for the counselling needs at schools where teenage pregnancies continue to keep learners away from class. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 14, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 Vaccines Are Safe, Expectant Women Say
[Nation] Expectant women who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 are urging their colleagues to disregard the misinformation about the jabs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 14, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Sex for Money Fuels Kavango West Teen Pregnancies
[Namibian] The Directorate of Education in Kavango West says sex in exchange for money and a negative attitude towards the use of condoms by young boys are some of the contributing factors to pupil pregnancy at schools in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 14, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Eating Nutritious Food Avoids Spina-Bifida in Babies - Expert
[Daily News] PREGNANT mothers have been advised to use nutritious foods that are rich in folic acid (Folate) to avoid giving birth to babies with 'spinaBifida' and hydrocephalus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 14, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

What Causes Cervical Ectropion?
Title: What Causes Cervical Ectropion?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/14/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 14, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

What Not to Eat When You Have PCOS?
Title: What Not to Eat When You Have PCOS?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/14/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 14, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Pregnant Student Ban Harms Thousands
[HRW] (Nairobi) -- Tanzania's ban on pregnant students and adolescent mothers attending school has denied tens of thousands of girls their right to education, Human Rights Watch said today. Public schools across mainland Tanzania conduct compulsory pregnancy testing on female students and expel pregnant girls before they complete their compulsory education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 13, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Hope for Baby With Deformity
[Namibian] The birth of a baby is a source of joy for most mothers. And so it was for Aina Festus and her family, when her little baby girl was born on 5 December 2019 at Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital in the Oshikoto region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 13, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Using Tocilizumab or Sarilumab for hospitalised patients with COVID-19 who are pregnant, Specialist Pharmacy Service (published 12th October 2021)
This page signposts to current guidance on this off-label use of the two medicines from the UK Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and UKTIS. Healthcare professionals are encouraged to contact UKTIS should they be considered for use. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: Queen Mothers Discuss Teenage Pregnancy At Akosombo
[Ghanaian Times] Akosombo -- Queen Mothers across the country have converged at Akosombo in the Eastern Region, to brainstorm on how to curb the teenage pregnancy scourge in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 13, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cameroon: UNFPA-Cameroon Cooperation - Over 147,000 Assisted Deliveries Recorded in 2021
[Cameroon Tribune] This achievement, which significantly helped in curbing maternal mortality in the country, was made known recently in Yaounde at an advocacy fund raiser organised by the UN agency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 13, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

California Expands Access to Free Menstrual Products in Schools
Title: California Expands Access to Free Menstrual Products in SchoolsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/12/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 13, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

7 surprising mistakes self-publishers regularly make
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Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 12, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: LP self-publishing Source Type: news

Africa: Let's Talk About Sex Baby! Responding to Needs of Girls, Young Women in The Digital Age
[allAfrica] In today's digital world, everything is available online. Information, products, and services. 22% of the African population, can access the world at the click of a button, and mobile penetration rate in Sub-Saharan Africa is at 44%. The African Union and the World Bank Group have committed to connecting every African individual, business, and government by 2030. 60% of Africa's population is (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 11, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Ministry, With Support From KOICA and WHO, Launches 5-Year Project to Improve Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Services
[WHO-AFRO] Kamuli -- The Government of Uganda with support from the Government of Korea through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a five-year project to improve Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Services in select districts in the Busoga sub-region. It is a joint project, with the financial support of $10 million dollars, ($9 million from KOICA and $1 million from WHO), and will be implemented in the districts of Bugiri, Buyende, Iganga, Kamuli and Mayuge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 11, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Could adhesive tape prevent contamination on ultrasound probes?
The answer to preventing cross-contamination from repeat use of ultrasound probe...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Experts call for expanded use of ultrasound contrast agents Two-thirds of sonographers perform scans while in pain Use of MRI-directed ultrasound called into question Ultrasound scoring index shows promise in COVID diagnosis Low-income areas have less access to obstetric ultrasound (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Life in the present tense
It was the cards I noticed first this morning. Each one neatly placed on the windowsill. Carefully butted up against the thin line of mastic securing glass into frame; they were spaced almost exactly it seemed, but without the benefit of a ruler I couldn’t be sure. They ran in order, Hearts, then Spades, Diamonds and finally Clubs; each suit starting Ace’s low. You were moving slowly, gathering them up into a neat stack and beginning to lay them out again. I watched you for a while before going to the kitchen to make the first of many cups of tea. The kettle boiled, I poured water into two mugs on top of the te...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Fiction alzheimers short story Source Type: news

Malawi: High Court Awards U.S.$63,800 in Damages for Unlawful Detention of Pregnant Learners
[Nyasa Times] The High Court has awarded damages amounting to K52 million to learners arrested in Nkhata Bay in 2016 for breaching community by-laws by impregnating fellow school girls. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (Part 1)
[This Day] For couples who have been trying for a baby, the death of a child though not yet born can be very devastating. While this loss may seem invisible or unreal to others, to the woman who is affected, it may be too hard to bear as some of the cases come with intense physical pain, bleeding, coupled with the very traumatic side of emotional rollercoaster that comes with recurring pregnancy loss. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Are Breast Self-Exams Necessary? The Answer May Surprise You
Title: Are Breast Self-Exams Necessary? The Answer May Surprise YouCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/7/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/7/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Can You Walk Around With Kegel Balls?
Title: Can You Walk Around With Kegel Balls?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 10/7/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/7/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: WHO, UNFPA Adopt New Global Targets to Prevent Maternal Deaths
[WHO] Access to a 'continuum of care' needed, before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Health Watch Seeks Action to Check Maternal Deaths
[This Day] Nigeria Health Watch, a strong public health advocacy group, has called for measures to reduce maternal mortality rate, which it said has continued to be a major public health concern. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Bushenyi Records Over 2,000 Cases of Teenage Pregnancies
[Monitor] Bushenyi District has registered 2,103 teenage pregnancies since the start of Covid-19 induced lockdown in March last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 6, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Liberia: 'Stop Mocking Infertile Women' - Top Liberian Gospel Artist Cautions Against Bullying Women With Infertility
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Evelyn Natt, a prominent Liberian gospel musician and minister, understands the pain of women living with infertility; having waited herself for 15 long years before conceiving and giving birth to her first child. That's why she boldly speaks against mockers of women living with infertility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 6, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Ensuring the Safety of Mothers and Newborns During Childbirth in Namibia
[WHO-AFRO] World Patient Safety Day was established in 2019 to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety of health care and promote global actions to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm. This year's World Patient Safety Day was commemorated under the theme 'Safe maternal and newborn care' with the World Health Organization calling on healthcare facility managers, leaders and health workers around the world to adopt a set of 5 World Patient Safety Day Goals 202 (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 6, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: 23,000 Girls Impregnated in Lango in One Year - NGO
[Monitor] By Geoffrey Okot Ojok (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 5, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Teenage Pregnancies On the Rise
[Nyasa Times] Thyolo district health office (DHO) has in the last seven months registered 11, 056 live births, and the district's safe-motherhood coordinator has attributed the phenomenon to heightening teenage pregnancies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 5, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Pandemic Stress Altered Many Women's Menstrual Cycles
Title: Pandemic Stress Altered Many Women's Menstrual CyclesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/4/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/5/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - October 5, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news