Cameroon: Birth Registration - Because They Don't Belong Anywhere!
[Cameroon Tribune] Children without birth certificates are stateless because they are missing in vital statistics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 19, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Developing Innovative Approach to Reduce Maternal Mortality
[Guardian] Despite several interventions to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), Nigeria still contributes ten percent of global burden of maternal deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 18, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: TV Anchor's Awkward Intro to Husband's News Item
[Nairobi News] KTN news anchor Mary Kilobi Atwoli on Monday evening introduced her husband's news item with an awkward tone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 18, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Family hit with $3,700 bill for out-of-network anesthesiologist
When Adam and Laura Parkinson chose their hospital and obstetrician for the birth of their son, they didn't think they would get hit with a surprise bill for the epidural (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Southern Africa: 'Race Against Time' to Help Women Who Bore Brunt of Cyclone Idai - UN Reproductive Health Agency
[UN News] As the full extent of destruction caused by Cyclone Idai across southern Africa continues to be assessed, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Wednesday it was in "a race against time" to protect women who bore the brunt of the storm as they tried to save their households and livelihoods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 17, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sex positions with deep penetration do NOT increase your chances of conceiving, say experts
Information that some positions boost conceiving rates is wrong, according to a group of Brazilian gynaecologists who reviewed evidence on various fertility tips. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Halts All Sales of Pelvic Mesh Products Tied to Injuries in Women
Title: FDA Halts All Sales of Pelvic Mesh Products Tied to Injuries in WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/17/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - April 17, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Hospital Opens Human Milk Bank - a Rarity in Sub-Saharan Africa
[The Conversation Africa] Kenya's first human milk bank has opened at Pumwani Maternity Hospital. We spoke to the team spearheading APHRC's research efforts in the establishment of Kenya's first milk bank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 17, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ultrasound in late pregnancy could reduce C-section rate
Performing ultrasound scans late in pregnancy helps women avoid undiagnosed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: US body fat measure predicts obstetric complications Study explores link between prenatal ultrasound and autism Repeat fetal ultrasound screenings may be unnecessary Virtual reality takes prenatal imaging to new heights Ultrasound misses signs of early Zika infection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Prenatal Insomnia
TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 -- Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective nonpharmacologic treatment for insomnia during pregnancy, according to a study published online April 5 in Obstetrics& Gynecology. Rachel Manber, Ph.D., from Stanford... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa: The Climate Strikes Are What We've All Been Waiting for
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] For the last 20 to 30 years the environmental movement has been waiting for the public to care about the climate (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about diarrhea during pregnancy
Diarrhea can affect anyone, including women who are pregnant. Causes during pregnancy can include hormonal changes, bowel infections, and underlying bowel disorders. Learn more about the causes and treatment of diarrhea during pregnancy here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital receives $5M grant for infant and maternal care
The St. Petersburg hospital that has garnered negative attention for its increase in mortality rates at its heart institute has been awarded a $5 million grant to help infants. “Unfortunately, we continue to see high rates of infant deaths, and maternal deaths are also on the rise,” said Sheila Devanesan, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, in the hospital's news release. The $5 million grant is from the Health Resources and Se rvices Administration to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria to Establish Emergency Centre to Tackle Maternal, Infant Mortality
[Premium Times] The federal government has said it will establish a National Emergency Maternal and Child Health Intervention Centre (NEMCHIC) to address public health concern on maternal, newborn and child deaths across Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

UR Researcher Earns $1 Million Grant to Lead Statewide LGBT Cultural Competency Training
The New York State Department of Health ’s AIDS Institute has awarded Brooke Levandowski, PhD, MPA of the UR Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology a five-year, $1 million grant for LGBT-Health, a program to provide cultural competency training to organizations across the state that provide health care and human services to th e LGBT community. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Liberia: UAE Provides U.S.$1m to Fight Maternal, Infant Mortality
[Observer] Members of the UAE Delegation posed with some of the Gov't officials and Mercy Corps staffs at the launch project in Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Review Links Adverse Events to Use of Herbal Meds in Pregnancy
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- The use of herbal medicinal products during pregnancy and the postnatal period is associated with increased risk of adverse events, according to a review published online April 9 in Obstetrics& Gynecology. Yolanda... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa - Infant Mortality Reduction Boasts Life Expectancy
[Cameroon Tribune] A report published by the World Health Organisation on April 7, 2019 says life expectancy has increased by five years since 2000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: #MaternalNegligenceKE - Doctors' Union Attacks Woman Who Revealed Mistreatment During Labour
[Nairobi News] The giant doctors' union has poked holes into the story of a Kenya woman who claimed she was mistreated by doctors and nurses when she went to give birth at an unidentified hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Association between household workload, career dissatisfaction for physician moms
This study used data from an online survey of about 1,700 physician mothers to examine how responsibilities at home are associated with career dissatisfaction and whether that differs by specialty. Nearly all of the physician mothers were partnered or married and 27 percent were in procedural specialties (defined as all surgical specialties, anesthesiologists, gastroenterologists and obstetricians-gynecologists). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Maternal Morbidity Greater With Cesareans, Especially in Over 35s Maternal Morbidity Greater With Cesareans, Especially in Over 35s
Results raise questions about practices of some obstetricians who perform cesareans because of advanced maternal age, say authors, stressing this birth mode'is an invasive surgical procedure. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Woman's Birth Nightmare Unites Kenyans on Twitter
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Kenyans have taken to Twitter to share stories of their experiences in maternal wards under the hashtag #MaternalNegligenceKE and MaternalNegligence after one vlogger who goes by the name Mama Boo Boo shared her traumatic experience when she gave birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 9, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: 20,000 Children Kidnapped by Belgium Govt
[This is Africa] About 20,000 children born to Belgian settlers and African women in the 1940s and 1950s were forcibly taken to Belgium until the independence of each of its three colonies. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has apologised for these kidnappings and the subsequent treatment of these children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 9, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: 12,000 Women Develop VVF Annually in Nigeria - Official
[Vanguard] No fewer than 12,000 women develop new cases of Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) annually in Nigeria with 5,000 VVF cases treated, according to the National Obstetric Fistula Centre, Babbar-Ruga, Katsina. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Massachusetts parental consent law leads to delays for minors seeking abortions
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Few studies have examined the impact that the judicial bypass process may have on delaying care for minors seeking abortion. A new study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology led by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital addresses this question, using a retrospective cohort to quantify abortion delays associated with the judicial bypass process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

3D Ultrasound gives clinicians clearer picture to treat gynaecological cancer
(University of Western Ontario) By transforming a conventional ultrasound probe, already found in most clinics, the technology can provide a 360-degree, three-dimensional view of surgical tools and surrounding tissue and organs. It provides a clearer and more accurate picture in the operating room for clinicians who need to precisely insert needles into the tumour for a procedure called interstitial brachytherapy, a type of targeted radiation therapy that uses intense energy to kill cancer cells in the tumour from the inside out. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Female Infertility Specialists Make Less Than Male Specialists
FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 -- Although women outnumber men as obstetrician/gynecology clinicians, they still make significantly less money even in subspecialties like reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI), according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rwanda: Over 360 Abortion Convicts Receive Presidential Pardon
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has pardoned 367 girls and women convicted for the offence of abortion, complicity in abortion and infanticide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 4, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Gender Pay Gap Significant Among Infertility Doctors
THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 -- In the medical world of baby-making, males rule. A new study finds that female obstetrician-gynecologists who specialize in reproductive endocrinology and infertility get paid far less than their male... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Malawi: Focus On Africa - Contraception Blocked in Malawi Following Cyclone Idai
[RFI] Malawi faces a pregnancy crisis as supplies of contraceptives remain stuck at a Mozambican port ravaged by Cyclone Idai. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 4, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Somalia: Mogadishu Mother Gives Birth in the Open After Being Kicked Out of Germany - Funded Health Facility
[Dalsan Radio] Khadra Mohamed 19 Yers old who was kicked out of hospital for failing to pay $20 (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 4, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Maternal Death Rate Maybe Worse Than We Imagined
[Guardian] Every single day, Nigeria loses about 2,300 children under five and 145 women of childbearing age. Nigeria is the second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world accounting for 14% of the world's maternal mortality deaths (the highest in West and Central Africa). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 4, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cancer Risk: 1 Bottle of Wine Equals 5-10 Cigarettes Weekly? Cancer Risk: 1 Bottle of Wine Equals 5-10 Cigarettes Weekly?
A new study estimated cancer risk associated with drinking moderate levels of alcohol and compared it with the risk associated with smoking.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Birth Control Pills May Protect Against Most Serious Ovarian Cancer: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 3, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Obstetrics, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

WPSI Recommends Screening Women for Anxiety
The Women's Preventive Services Initiative from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has released a draft recommendation on screening for anxiety in women. Public comment is invited through May 1. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 3, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Malawi: Shortage of Contraceptives Sparks Baby-Boom Worry
[Nyasa Times] Reproductive health rights of women in Malawi is under threat, as supply shortages for contraceptives has hit health facilities across the country as impact of cyclone Idai has disrupted planned delivery from hard-hit Mozambiqur port city of Beira. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 2, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Africa: Declaration Affirms Global Support for Reproductive Health and Rights
[UNFPA] Ministers and representatives of Governments unanimously adopted a political declaration today reaffirming support for the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which established that that reproductive health, individual rights and women's empowerment are critical to achieving sustainable development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 2, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Douching: More Harmful Than Helpful
Title: Douching: More Harmful Than HelpfulCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/2/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/2/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - April 2, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Pot During Pregnancy May Raise Child ’ s Psychosis Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Dependence, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Swaziland: Death of Swaziland Schoolgirl After Illegal Abortion Highlights Suffering of Women in Kingdom - Report
[Swazi Media] The tragic story of the death of a schoolgirl in Swaziland /eSwatini after she had an illegal abortion highlights the way women suffer because of the law in the kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Management of severe traumatic brain injury in pregnancy: a body with two lives - Kho GS, Abdullah JM.
Traumatic brain injury is the major contributing factor in non-obstetric mortality in developing countries. Approximately 20% of maternal mortality is directly correlated to injuries. Road traffic accidents and domestic violence are the most common nonleth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Africa: The Death Rate for Mothers Having C-Sections Is 50 Times Higher in Africa
[The Conversation Africa] The in-hospital maternal mortality rate following a Caesarean delivery in Africa may be 50 times higher than in high-income countries. These were the findings of the African Surgical Outcomes Study that followed more than 3500 mothers from 22 African countries during a week of surgery in 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Fussy Baby May Raise Mom ’ s Risk of Depression
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Uganda: Ugandans Welcome Male Family Planning Pill
[Monitor] Kampala -A male family planning pill that passed initial human safety tests in a study has excited Ugandans, a country with one of the fastest growing populations in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating Endometriosis
Title: Health Tip: Treating EndometriosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/28/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - March 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

IHS and ACOG Release Clinical Recommendations to Improve Care of American Indian, Alaska Native Women with Opioid Use Disorder
The Indian Health Service (IHS) and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released new clinical recommendations for treating American Indian and Alaska Native women with opiod use disorder with a focus on screening, medication-assisted treatment, recovery, and prenatal and postpartum care. The recommendations were developed in partnership with tribes, the IHS, and the ACOG. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 28, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Maternal sepsis: new concepts, new practices
Sepsis is a leading cause of severe maternal morbidity and maternal death. As pregnancy-related sepsis can be difficult to recognize, clinicians should maintain a low threshold for early evaluation and treatment. Obstetricians have a heightened understanding of the physiologic changes in pregnancy and play a vital role in coordinating patient care and improving outcomes. The recent 2016 and 2017 revisions of definitions for maternal sepsis and treatment should be incorporated into clinical practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth establishes Satellite Group in the United States
We are delighted to announce that Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth has established a US Satellite.The main purpose of the Satellite is to disseminate Cochrane Reviews and to promote Cochrane and its work in the United States, while supporting and developing the US-based community of Cochrane members.This newly-established US Satellite is currently funded byCMU School of Health Sciences , and is currently seeking external funding. They are based at theCentral Michigan University (CMU) School of Health Sciences andIndiana University School of Medicine ’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. the satellite also has ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Relieving sciatica pain during pregnancy
During pregnancy, the uterus can put extra pressure on the sciatic nerve, causing sciatica pain in the low back and legs. In this article, we look at how to relieve sciatica using stretches, exercise, massage, and other methods. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

South Africa: Young Mother to Sue Dept of Health After Giving Birth to 'Decapitated' Baby
[News24Wire] The DA is calling for an independent investigation after a 19-year-old mother from Boksburg gave birth to a "decapitated" baby. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 26, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news