Malawi: Lilongwe's Online Health Service Helping Expectant Mothers for Home-Based Care Practices
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Health Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda expressed her satisfaction with the progress of Chipatala Cha Pa Foni (online health service) in Lilongwe, saying the project is helping expectant mothers to observe good home-based practices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 18, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Chakwera's Son Delves Into Abortion Debate
[Nyasa Times] Are there people who are alive today but had no right to live? The answer is shocking if you listen to some people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Obstetric violence. A hidden practice in medical care in Spain (editorial) - Rodr íguez Mir J, Martínez Gandolfi A.
La violencia obst étrica se refiere a las prácticas y conductas realizadas por profesionales de la salud a las mujeres durante el embarazo, el parto y el puerperio, en el ámbito público o privado, que por acción u omisión son violentas o pueden ser pe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How Long Can You Live With Cystic Fibrosis?
Title: How Long Can You Live With Cystic Fibrosis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/16/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - September 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Malawi: Unsafe Abortion Is Hurting Malawi Women
[Nyasa Times] State House confirmed on Monday that the Termination of Pregnancy Bill will be tabled in the current sitting of Parliament. As expected, voices against this bill are already soaring. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Tanzania: Why Candidates Must State Plans to Reduce Infant, Maternal Mortality Rates
[Daily News] ASHA Ibrahim, a form four student, preparing for this year's national examinations gave birth to baby boy in toilet at home. The baby is doing well although she was delivered at home without any birth attendant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Have you ever ‘ Stormed a Castle ’ and created massive change?
Have you ever got to a point and thought ‘enough is enough, something has to change’? If you have then you have arrived at the castle gates; what you then need to decide is whether you are going to Storm the Castle, issue the challenge and be the change you want to see, or whether you’re going to pass by, unnoticed in the crowd. Everything in the world that we know from the table you might be sitting at or the web you are surfing has been created originally from the mind of one man or woman. Every revolution, from the big to the small, stems from just one person’s willingness to Storm a Castle. They...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness 3 principles change inspiration Source Type: news

Malawi: Religious Leaders Not Relenting On Abortion Law
[Nyasa Times] Faith leaders stand resolute on their resolve to block the debating and enactment of the proposed Abortion Bill scheduled for tabling in the National Assembly this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

What Causes PCOS?
Title: What Causes PCOS?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - September 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

What Is PCOS, and How Do I Know If I Have It?
Title: What Is PCOS, and How Do I Know If I Have It?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/15/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - September 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Rural counties with access to obstetrics have healthier infant birth outcomes
This study does not prove a causal link between access to obstetrical care and infant health outcomes, but it does suggest that obstetrical access may play a role in these disparities. These findings have broader implications for the more than half of all rural counties in the United States that do not have access to hospital-based obstetrical care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi: State House Says Chakwera Cannot Stop Abortion Debate
[Nyasa Times] Parliament is set to discuss a Termination of Pregnancy bill which aims at expanding avenues for women to have safe abortion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

In conversation with Claire Montanaro
This week I’m in conversation with renowned spiritual teacher, clairvoyant and channel Claire Montanaro. Claire and I first met when I was her social media strategy coach. She later joined me on the Thursday Throng in 2014 with her book Spiritual Wisdom. Claire’s writing is focused on providing a conduit to greater understanding and wisdom for everyone on a spiritual journey. Since the original interview she has also written a new book titled A Handbook for the New Consciousness which, despite being offered a publication deal, remains unpublished as she feels it isn’t yet the right time. Instead, Claire b...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 14, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast author interview consciousness empowerment spirituality Source Type: news

The what and the who of Linda
A psychic once told me that it was almost as if I had appeared fully formed on earth at the age of 10 – rather like Mr Bean – with no history or family to speak of. With a statement like that I might have felt it incumbent upon me to explain why the age of 10 was so significant in my life, and whilst it surely would have been interesting to you; personally, I’m much more interested in the present.  As Leslie Poles Hartley once said “the past is a foreign country, they do things differently there“. People, I believe, are often tarred with two brushes.  That of ‘WHAT’ they...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 13, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Creativity my story Source Type: news

South Africa: UCT-Built App to Support Babies in Need of Breast Milk
[UCT] What began with a University of Cape Town (UCT) lecturer donating her breast milk to Milk Matters has resulted in a lasting relationship that has seen UCT students conducting research on and for the milk bank, as well as the development and upgrade of an app. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Enhanced Recovery Approach Aids Cesarean Birth Outcomes
FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2020 -- An enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program for cesarean delivery is associated with improved outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 10 in Obstetrics& Gynecology. Luciana Mullman, M.P.H., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PCOS and Adverse Obstetric and Neonatal Outcomes PCOS and Adverse Obstetric and Neonatal Outcomes
This study investigated whether women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to experience adverse delivery and neonatal outcomes.Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Barbieri, Fichorova and Nour Awarded Grant to Support Women ’s Reproductive Health Research and Mentorship
Three members of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology were awarded a five-year grant through the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ’s Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch to establish a Harvard-wide Women’s Reproductive (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - September 11, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Overtakes India As World Capital for Under-Five Deaths
[This Day] Nigeria has overtaken India as the world capital for under-five deaths, according to the 2020 mortality estimates released by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Teen Pregnancies in Narok, Kiambu Alarming
[Nation] Majority of females attending pre-natal clinics in Narok County are girls below 19 years, a new report by the Anti-FGM Board has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nembe to Yola to Split Grace From Mercy
[Daily Trust] Yola -- How Bayelsa conjoined twins, considered monsters in their village, were separated in Yola (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Sh140 Million Grant to Improve Mother and Child Healthcare
[Nation] Due to the disruptions caused by Covid-19 on maternal and child health in Nyanza, the Gates foundation has funded the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) to research maternity care before and after delivery in Siaya and Kisumu counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Maternity services in smaller hospitals: a call to action
In rural and remote areas, the closure of maternity units can mean longer transfer times and poorer support for obstetric emergencies, but the viability of smaller maternity units is often questioned. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 9, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Chuka Market Gets Creche for Traders' Babies
[Nation] Mothers trading at the Chuka open-air market in Tharaka-Nithi County can breathe a sigh of relief after the County government constructed a cr èche for their babies within the market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Free Transport for Expectant Women in Nyeri
[Nation] Expectant women in Nyeri now have access to free transport to hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Mothers Pay 'Bed' Fees to Deliver At Govt Health Centre
[Monitor] Residents of Kwania District have accused health workers at Nambieso Health Centre III, in Nambieso Sub-county of asking them to pay money in order to access services at the government facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

In conversation with Warren Stribling
This week I’m with Warren Stribling, airman, legionnaire, teacher and writer (oh and author) which is a very eclectic portfolio for any adult life. He now lives in Mexico with his wife, but has been known to teach English as a foreign language in France, after a stint in the French Foreign Legion. Our conversation was interesting as he is the first person I’ve met who is openly a part of the stories he writes, which begs the question about how close to home the fiction is to reality.  As we progressed though it became apparent that although the circumstances and settings may be similar, the story really is...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast author interview consciousness philosophy Source Type: news

Botswana: Ministry Aims to Reduce Maternal Deaths
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Ministry of Health and Wellness aims to have reduced the maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100 000 live births by 2030 as per the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) target of the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 7, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

If I could ask God a question
I was challenged to come up with the ultimate question, the one I would ask God; and following the asking of the question, answering it! It feels like an impossible challenge, I know this because I wrote the title to this post on Wednesday and here I am on Sunday afternoon only just putting fingers to keyboard. Since Wednesday I’ve been mulling over what my ultimate question would be and it dawned on me when I was watching a video from the Findhorn Foundation about Inner Climate Change, that perhaps the one I should ask, even though it’s one that creates a real sense of discomfort is ‘what could I do to m...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness God Source Type: news

Psychological abuse: obstetric care must delve deeper
(University of South Australia) As domestic violence skyrockets amid COVID-19, women's health experts are calling for compulsory training of obstetric health practitioners to ensure they can recognise the signs of coercive control for women in their care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Kyotera, Rakai Neonatal Care Units Save Over 1,000 Babies
[Monitor] Kyotera and Rakai's first ever neonatal intensive care units have saved up to 1,000 babies in less than two years, Daily Monitor has established. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

How Do I Know If I'm Having a Miscarriage?
Title: How Do I Know If I'm Having a Miscarriage?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - September 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Swaziland: Health Expert Warns Swaziland Women Might Contract Cancer From Unregulated Contraceptives
[Swazi Media] Women in Swaziland (eSwatini) are using unregulated family planning products that might cause cancer, a leading sexual health expert warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ogun Records 92,400 Teenage Pregnancies in 4 Years
[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -- A survey conducted by the Adolescents 360 (A360), a project within the purview of the Society for Family Health (SFH), has revealed that Ogun State recorded 92,400 teenage pregnancies between 2016 and 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Five Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth reviews inform WHO recommendations on drug treatment for non-severe hypertension in pregnancy
WHO recommendations on drug treatment for non-severe hypertension in pregnancyCochrane has been a non-governmental organization in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2011. WHO develops global health guidelines, which are of a high methodological quality and are developed through a transparent, evidence-based decision-making process. Ensuring there is an appropriate use of evidence within these guidelines, represents one of thecore functions of WHO.WHO has recently released  recommendations on drug treatment for non-severe hypertension in pregnancy.  The primary audience of this reco...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Malawi: 'New Law Does Not Legalise Abortion'
[Nyasa Times] Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Health, Mathews Ngwale has said government has an obligation to ensure that no woman should dies of pregnancy-related causes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

How to make 2+2=5
The theme for this month’s blog posts has been WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) and I thought I’d end the month sharing what I’m seeing about the world around me, and us. I’ve recently started reading articles on Medium and the ones that seem to spring out at me are those that feed my inner conspiracy theorist. But I’ve also realised that the part of me that likes to see drama and secrecy is coming out of the closet and into the light. I had thought that maybe I would start with the announcement I made to colleagues back at the beginning of the year that President Trump would be the last...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 31, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness reality Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Covid-19 Creates Birth Certificate Backlog
[The Herald] No children born after March 30 this year have birth certificates, one of the biggest groups missing critical documents since the Registrar General's office decided only burial orders would be issued under the Covid-19 decongestion programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 31, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Namibia: Mother Claims Medical Negligence in Baby's Death
[Namibian] THE mother of a five-month-old baby that died a day after undergoing a neck operation at the Oshakati State Hospital has accused the medical staff of negligence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Title: Fibrocystic Breast DiseaseCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/27/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - August 28, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: SOGON Partners Nordica, Erbe for Training of Gynaecologists
[This Day] The Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) through its committee on Continuous Professional Development and Training, has partnered with Nordica fertility centre and Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH, a leading medical equipment manufacturer on a webinar for doctors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Women Are Being Condemned to 'Death By Unsafe Abortion', Campaigners Warn
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -- Seven women and girls die daily due to unsafe abortions in Kenya, say campaigners (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

One-Off Blast of RT, Rather Than Weeks, for Early Breast Cancer One-Off Blast of RT, Rather Than Weeks, for Early Breast Cancer
New long-term results with targeted intraoperative radiotherapy (TARGIT) show similar efficacy to whole breast external beam radiotherapy, which is still the standard of care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - August 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Federal Investigation Finds Hospital Violated Patients' Rights Federal Investigation Finds Hospital Violated Patients' Rights
It remains unclear just how many newborns were separated from their mothers as a result of the policies. Lovelace Women's Hospital did not admit to any wrongdoing but reported that the practice has been halted.ProPublica (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - August 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Dilation and Curettage (D and C)
Title: Dilation and Curettage (D and C)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 6/7/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/25/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - August 25, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

In conversation with Elizabeth Milovidov
In this week’s conversation I’m chatting with Elizabeth Milovidov, a member of the Working Group of experts on Digital Citizenship Education and an independent expert on Digital Parenting and Children and Internet for the Children’s Rights Division of Council of Europe.  She is also the author of many books and workbooks for parents, children and families, all are designed to be tools that allow parents to start the conversation with their children. It became clear very early on that Elizabeth is also a passionate advocate of children’s rights online and...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast author interview children's rights digital digital law Source Type: news

Nigeria: How to Break the Culture of Silence Around Women's Reproductive Illnesses
[The Conversation Africa] Talking about the reproductive system has always been difficult among women in low- and middle-income countries of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. There appears to be an unwritten code, a culture of silence that says reproductive issues musn't be talked about. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 24, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Finding the everyday miracles in life
Last week I was writing about what it takes for a miracle to happen and one of my commentators, the lovely Patsy Collins who joined me on the podcast not that long ago, pointed out that there are all sorts of miracles that happen, including some everyday miracles we never know about, because they happen behind the scenes. And it got me thinking about the all the little miracles that have happened in my life over the years. And, once I got thinking, I got into musing about what life would be like if they hadn’t happened. And, as it’s been a week of ups and downs on the exam front I thought I might as well start ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness miracle Source Type: news

The darker side of chocolate – Friday fiction
“Would you like some of my chocolate grandma?” I looked at Ben and smiled. The last time I’d had a bar of chocolate must have been before the war started, before the rationing came and there was no time, or money for things like sweets. I remember my mother staring at me in horror when Mr Greaves came to the door to tell her what I’d done. “I really don’t know you Lucy”, she’d said. And I, shame-faced, had fiddled with one end of my hair, eyes filling with tears. She’d handed over the money and pushed me forward to apologise. “Go on Lucy, apologise for what you&rs...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Creativity chocolate friday fiction Source Type: news

Nigeria: Good Samaritan Pays N220,000 Bill of Baby Held in Hospital After Vanguard Story
[Vanguard] Halimat and her newborn held in hospital for non-payment of N220, 000 bill for delivery through Caesarian Section have been discharged following response from a well-meaning Nigerian who read about their ordeal on Vanguard last week Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 21, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news