New Guidelines Push for Routine Incontinence Screening in All Women
(MedPage Today) -- Recommendation not supported by direct evidence (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - August 13, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which fruits should you eat during pregnancy?
Eating a healthful diet is particularly important during pregnancy. The right nutrients help the fetus to develop and grow as it should. Pregnant women should eat a variety of fruits to provide them with healthful nutrients that may also help to relieve their symptoms. Learn which fruits to eat during pregnancy here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Sabrina Diano named Sackler Family Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Diano studies the endocrine and nervous systems, with a focus on central nervous system mechanisms relating to the regulation of glucose and metabolism. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Kenya:Govt Banks on Human Milk to Reduce Newborn Mortality
[VOA] Joshua Okumu's wife, Mary Mwanja, died during childbirth 18 years ago at Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi. But their daughter survived. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Early pregnancy symptoms by days past ovulation (DPO)
n most cases, people find out they are pregnant when they miss a period. Some people may notice pregnancy symptoms even before this time, though they are easily confused with premenstrual symptoms. In this article, we look at what to expect in the days past ovulation (DPO), including early symptoms and timescales. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: PUPPP rash treatment options
A pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) rash appears as itchy red hives and swelling inside stretch marks. There are many natural treatments, including cold compresses and oatmeal. Learn more about these and other remedies, as well as risk factors and tips for prevention here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Nigeria:From Zero to Six - Can Breastfeeding Our Babies Accelerate Nigeria's Development? #wbwng2018
[Nigeria Health Watch] Every first week of August Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week. Yet, if statistics are anything to go by, one might question what impact this 26-year long tradition has had on the rate of breastfeeding in Nigeria. Exclusive breastfeeding rates in Nigeria still remain dismally low, tottering between 17 - 25 percent nationally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Women 'need to know egg freezing risk'
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists warns about low success rates and high costs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Men Contribute Over 50% to Infertility Problem - Ajayi
[Leadership] A consultant obstetrician/ gynaecologist and chief executive officer (CEO) Nordica Fertility Centre, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, has said that men contribute over 50 per cent to infertility problem in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Health Partnership Trains Stakeholders On Emergency Obstetrics, Newborn Care in Kwara
[Guardian] A groundbreaking Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (EmONC) training has been scheduled for healthcare facilities in Kwara State.The project is a partnership by Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), Johnson& Johnson, as well as Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.The programme, which has been active in seven of the 16 local council areas of the state, is expected to improve health outcomes for mothers and their newborns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Inducing labor can help prevent cesarean births
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) A new national study has found that inducing labor in first-time mothers at 39 weeks can help prevent cesarean births and high blood pressure. The University of Texas Medical Branch participated in the study and Dr. George Saade, chief of obstetrics and the principal investigator at UTMB, said that babies born to women induced at 39 weeks did not have worse outcomes compared to those who were not induced at 39 weeks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Viveve Developing Device to Improve Sexual Function in Women
Viveve Health has received a nod from FDA to continue enrollment in a clinical trial to evaluate a technology to improve sexual function in women following vaginal childbirth. The Viveve Treatment of the Vaginal Introitus to EValuate Safety and Efficacy (VIVEVE II) trial is a randomized, double-blinded, and sham-controlled trial with a planned enrollment of about 250 patients at up to 25 study sites in the U.S. and Canada. The primary efficacy endpoint is intended to be the mean change from baseline in the total Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) at 12 months. Subjects will also be assessed for safety over the 12 months. ...
Source: MDDI - August 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about membrane stripping
Membrane stripping is a method of inducing labor. During the procedure, a doctor will use a gloved hand to sweep inside the cervix. This releases natural chemicals that help soften the cervix. It is generally very safe and can increase the likelihood of spontaneous labor. Learn more about membrane stripping here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Uganda:Sensitise Women On Breastfeeding
[Monitor] As the Breastfeeding Week continues to be celebrated this week, statistics show that many mothers still grapple with learning how to help their child breastfeed, practicing exclusive breastfeeding until the child is at least six months, or expressing breast milk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to expect at 5 days past ovulation (DPO)
Many women are not aware that they are pregnant until they have missed a period. However, some may notice signs and symptoms earlier than this, possibly as early as 5 days past ovulation (DPO). In this article, we discuss what is happening at 5 DPO, what to expect, and when to take a pregnancy test. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Nigeria:3 in 4 Babies Not Exclusively Breastfed in Nigeria
[Vanguard] Are the mothers angry? Have Nigerian babies offended the gods or the society? Is this the apocalypse? These were some of the posers that advocates of exclusive breastfeeding sought answers to; Thursday, August 2, 2018, when experts revealed that less than 25 per cent of Nigerian children are breastfed exclusively in the first six months of life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria fights high maternal mortality through improved quality of care
[WHO] Abuja -"There were no signs that the morning of 31 May 2018 would be different until I started feeling the pangs, requiring medical assistance," said Naomi Muyadeen. "Initially, I dreaded going to the government facility but stepping into the health facility, I immediately noticed the change." (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 6, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Toyin Saraki Calls for Greater Progress on Breastfeeding at Nigeria World Breastfeeding Week Event
[Wellbeing Foundation] At the World Breastfeeding Week Ministerial Flag-off& High-Level Policy Dialogue on Progress on Promoting Breastfeeding for Sustainable Development in Nigeria, Special Adviser to the Independent Advisory Group of the World Health Organization Africa Regional Office, H.E. Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki, delivered a rallying call for Nigeria to reach its breastfeeding targets of 50% by 2025 -- and, in doing so, save millions of lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 6, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Ground-breaking Health Partnership to Expand Across Kwara State
[Wellbeing Foundation] Ilorin -The ground-breaking partnership between the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), Johnson& Johnson and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is set to expand across the whole of Kwara State, in an announcement due to take place today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 6, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is postpartum gas normal?
It is common for a person to experience increased flatulence, or postpartum gas, after giving birth. For most people, the gas will eventually go away on its own. Possible causes of postpartum gas include a pelvic floor injury, constipation, diet and lifestyle factors, and inflammatory bowel disease. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Lower Fatty Acid Levels in Pregnancy May Up Early Preterm Birth Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Findings support fish intake, supplements to prevent early preterm birth (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - August 4, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya:Shock As 9-Year-Old Gives Birth in City Hospital
[Nairobi News] In a case that has left Kenyans in shock, a nine-year-old girl gave birth at a Nairobi Hospital on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 4, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about a chemical pregnancy
A chemical pregnancy results in very early pregnancy loss, usually in the first few weeks. During a chemical pregnancy, hCG levels are elevated enough to produce a positive result on a pregnancy test, but they dip down again before a doctor can confirm the pregnancy. Learn more about the signs and symptoms here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

40 Under 40: Dr. Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz
Age: 39 Title: Associate professor in the Departments of Basic Medical Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology Company: University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix Hometown: Wickenburg Education: Doctor of philosophy in Biomedical Sciences Definition of success: Being able to do what you love fo r a living, thriving in that path and overall happiness. What makes an effective business leader? A relationship builder that can influence and inspire others to manifest their best self through… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

40 Under 40: Dr. Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz
Age: 39 Title: Associate professor in the Departments of Basic Medical Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology Company: University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix Hometown: Wickenburg Education: Doctor of philosophy in Biomedical Sciences Definition of success: Being able to do what you love fo r a living, thriving in that path and overall happiness. What makes an effective business leader? A relationship builder that can influence and inspire others to manifest their best self through… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Some Physicians Perform C-Sections Over Fear of Lawsuit
BOSTON (CBS) – More and more women worldwide are delivering babies by Cesarean section and a new review finds physicians’ fear of being sued may be a big driver. It is general consensus that vaginal births are safer and carry fewer risks that C-sections yet the rate of C-sections continues to grow.  To find out why researchers in Ireland reviewed 34 studies involving almost 9,000 obstetricians and midwives from 20 countries. They found that the fear of being sued over a complicated vaginal delivery was a major and significant factor when deciding whether to perform a C-section. Other big inf...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local C-section Cesarean section childbirth Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Women With PCOS Report Distrust, Less Support From PCPs
(MedPage Today) -- Physicians should acknowledge concerns, expert urges (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - August 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Obesity Could Create Heart Issues in Pregnancy
Preeclampsia can put both mother and baby at risk, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obesity is a known risk factor for preeclampsia. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Folate May Limit Language Delays in Kids of Epileptic Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Not using folic acid before and during pregnancy increased risks substantially (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - August 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:New Guidelines to Prevent, Screen, Treat Cervical Cancer
[Daily Trust] The Society of Gynaecology& Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) has launched the first-ever national guidelines for screening and detection of cervical cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help a New Mom With Postpartum Depression
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Obstetrics, Psychiatry, FYI, Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognize Signs of a Urinary Tract Infection
Title: Health Tip: Recognize Signs of a Urinary Tract InfectionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/1/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - August 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

July 2018 Briefing - OBGYN & amp; Women's Health
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in OBGYN& Women's Health for July 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Ministry Launches 700m Br Family Planning Project
[Addis Fortune] Ministry of Health launched a family planning project last week worth 700 million Br, funded by the United Kingdom's Department for International Development. The project will be implemented by Marie Stopes International's Ethiopia office and will run for two years until the end of 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 31, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the miscarriage rates by week?
Most pregnancies end with a healthy birth, even if the mother has a history of or has risk factors for a pregnancy loss. Miscarriage rates by week are averages and cannot take a woman's individual health or risk factors into account. The chance of a miscarriage is drastically reduced after the first trimester. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to do about an evaporation line on a pregnancy test
An evaporation line on a pregnancy test is a faint, non-colored line that may appear if a person uses the test incorrectly. In this article, learn to tell the difference between an evaporation line and a positive test result. We also describe how pregnancy tests work and how to prevent evaporation lines from appearing. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Don't Believe the Hype on 'Vaginal Rejuvenation,' FDA Says
Title: Don't Believe the Hype on 'Vaginal Rejuvenation,' FDA SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - July 31, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

IPV screening and readiness to respond to IPV in ob-gyn settings: a patient-physician study - Jones KM, Taouk LH, Castleberry NM, Carter MM, Schulkin J.
PURPOSE. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious, preventable public health concern that largely affects women of reproductive age. Obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyns) have a unique opportunity to identify and support women experiencing IPV to improv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Should Women Drink While Breastfeeding?
(MedPage Today) -- F. Perry Wilson, MD, breaks down a new study from Pediatrics (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - July 30, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cervical dilation through the stages of labor
Between the early stages of labor to the point of delivery, the cervix opens up from a tight, closed hole to an opening the size of a large bagel. With the aid of a cervix dilation chart, we take a look at what these cervix sizes look like. The article also looks at what people can expect at each stage of labor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Clinton:'Tribalism' Hurting HIV/AIDS Fight
(MedPage Today) -- Challenges IAC delegates to overcome politics of division (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - July 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you have a period while pregnant?
Light bleeding, or spotting, in early pregnancy is common but does not mean a woman is having her period. Once an egg implants in the womb, periods will stop until after a woman has given birth. In this article, learn more about the link between menstruation and pregnancy, as well as other possible causes of bleeding. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Africa:Can Africa Afford Youth Giving Up on Farming Because of Hurdles They Face?
[The Aspen Institute] In my recent conversations with my brother - a young farmer in rural Kenya - he told me that he had decided he was not going to plant any more crops unless they were on drip irrigation. This was based on his firsthand experience of losing crops to the increasingly unpredictable weather patterns brought about by the changing climate.   As much as he wants to fill our family's farm of almost 10 acres with maize, beans, cow peas, cassava and  Africa's green leafy vegetables including amaranth greens, (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania:Pregnancy Tosses 229 From School in 5 Years
[Daily News] AT least 229 girls in Kagera Region dropped out of school due to pregnancies between 2014 and this year, the Kagera Regional Education Development Officer, Mr Aloys Kamamba has disclosed. According to Mr Kamamba, 188 girls were in secondary schools while 41 others were in primary schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Walking may help glycaemic control in gestational diabetes
Daily walks of 6,000 steps may help improve the glycaemic profile of pregnant women with gestational diabetes, according to a small study in theJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to relieve postpartum night sweats
Postpartum night sweats, or night sweats that happen shortly after childbirth, are common, temporary, and treatable. Women have night sweats due to shifting hormone levels after pregnancy. Read on to learn about the causes of postpartum night sweats and how to relieve them with home remedies and other treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Ireland suspends transvaginal mesh procedures
Earlier this week, Ireland temporarily suspended all procedures using transvaginal mesh devices to treat stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse at Health Service Executive funded hospitals, according to a government release from the country. Minister for Health Simon Harris announced the pause, saying that the Department Chief Medical Officer requested the pause in use of the devices following a review by the Dept. of Health, HSE and the country’s Health Products Regulatory Agency. The suspension is set to stay in place “until a set of conditions to mitigate the risks of injury are met,” acc...
Source: Mass Device - July 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Source Type: news

Provider conscientious refusal of abortion, obstetrical emergencies, and criminal homicide law - Nelson L.
Catholic doctrine's strict prohibition on abortion can lead clinicians or institutions to conscientiously refuse to provide abortion, although a legal duty to provide abortion would apply to anyone who refused. Conscientious refusals by clinicians to end a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Doctors are wildly over-prescribing opioids painkillers after C-section procedures
(Natural News) Three recent studies published in Obstetrics & Gynecology revealed an excessive number of opioid painkillers are being prescribed to women following a Cesarian-section delivery. This fuels the risk of drug misuse, the researchers said. According to recent statistics, C-sections are the most common inpatient surgery in the U.S., with as many as 1.3 million operations being performs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors are wildly over-prescribing opioids painkillers after C-section
(Natural News) Three recent studies published in Obstetrics & Gynecology revealed an excessive number of opioid painkillers are being prescribed to women following a Cesarian-section delivery. This fuels the risk of drug misuse, the researchers said. According to recent statistics, C-sections are the most common inpatient surgery in the U.S., with as many as 1.3 million operations being performs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news