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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.
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).
Maternal Mortality Remains a Serious Problem MedPage Today, Joyce Frieden, 10/24/16
Several speakers, from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), discuss the efforts needed to be made to reduce maternal mortality in the United States.
U.S. maternal deaths drop slightly after years of big increases The Washington Post, Michael Oilove, 10/3/16 In a recent study about maternal mortality, it is shown that there is a slight decrease in deaths, but still extremely high at 25.1 deaths per 100,000 births. Health analysts say it could be due to diabetes, obesity, and a lack of access to maternal health care.
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.