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Maternity Health Articles
Disclaimer: The following are original articles related to maternity health and a healthy pregnancy. Some articles are slightly dated, but the information is accurate and educational for those preparing for childbirth.
Recent Maternity Health-Related Articles
Black Women Disproportionately Suffer Complications of Pregnancy and Childbirth. Let’s Talk About It. ProPublica, Adriana Gallardo, 12/8/17
In this article, reporter Adriana Gallardo highlights the stark racial disparities in pregnancy-related complications, highlighting that black mothers are three to four times more likely than white mothers to die of causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. In an effort to get to the root of this issue, the reporter identified six black women who suffered severe pregnancy complications, asked them to share their story with a loved one, and featured “snippets” of these conversations in this article. The reporter encourages others who suffered a pregnancy-related complication to facilitate and record their own conversation about their experience with their mother, daughter or granddaughter, and created a list of questions to help guide these conversations.
ACOG’s New Childbirth Recommendations Aim to Limit Interventions
Think About Now, By Emily Wade, 5/3/17
In February 2017, ACOG released a committee opinion report titled “Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth” which lists routine interventions that they think are not necessary or beneficial and should no longer be practiced.
Twin Births: Vaginal Delivery Safer Than Caesarean
Medscape, Norra MacReady, 5/9/17
Results of a large, population-based study of twin births show that vaginal delivery is associated with less neonatal morbidity and mortality than cesarean delivery, and should be the birth method of choice when the first twin has a cephalic presentation.
ACOG: Hands-Off Approach for Low-Risk Pregnancies
MedPage Today, Molly Walker, 1/25/17
Obstetric care providers should attempt to limit labor and delivery interventions for “low-risk” term pregnancies, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
Skip The Newborn Vit. K Shot
The Healthy Home Economist Oct. 2017, by Sarah
Oral Vit. K and other alternatives to the Vit. K shot, much safer.
Surprise Twin VBAC at Home
by Jessica Austin on October 28, 2017 in Twins, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) • 0 Comments
A family’s story of their amazing twin VBAC at Home.
Why U.S. Women Still Die During Childbirth
Time, Alexandra Sifferlin, 9/27/16
Alexandra Sifferlin reports some of the reasons at for the maternal mortality rate in the United States. There are problems keeping track of records, obesity, access is inconsistent, racial disparities, more cesarean births, and women are having children much later in life.
NICE Guidelines on Inducing Labor
Although a very long article (32 pages) on induction, the NICE guidelines , from the UK are very through and state that “misoprostol should only be given in the case of fetal death”. The guidelines also stress the necessity of FULLY informed consent and take into account the wishes of the mom.