Cesaarean Delivery Trends Tracked
Oftentimes, cesarean sections are unavoidable, such as in cases of breech birth, or an umbilical cord wrapped around the baby's neck. But even with better medical care, Cesarean rates are increasing in the US.
Fertility Going Up in Smoke
Maintaining fertility while pursuing a career remains a primary goal for career women. "I'll just have a family later", is often the plan. An upswing in premature ovarian failure (POF) makes that strategy stand on shaky ground.
Preparing for Pregnancy with Diabetes
For women with diabetes, pregnancy can be an especially stressful time. That's why it is important for these mothers to learn how to keep both themselves and their babies healthy.
Hepatitis B Vaccine for Pregnant Women
When women become pregnant, they often focus their energies on making sure their fetus is as healthy as possible. However, by delaying vaccination for hepatitis B (HBV) while pregnant, women may be putting their own health at risk.
Snaggle Toothed Menopause
In "Miracle on 34th street," Kris Kringle said, "I'm as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth." Old teeth need a little loving care too.
Oxytocin Induced Labor
Beautiful, painful, overwhelming. These words are true and don't even begin to describe the labor process. These feelings are magnified if labor fails to progress.
Don't be a Dummy, Grab the Dumbbells
For postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, the road to better bone density is paved with strength-training equipment. Get off the couch and begin strength training!
The Jury is in on Smoking During Pregnancy
The opinions keep flowing in. If a woman cares about the health of her newborn, she has no choice but to quit smoking. A comprehensive review dispels any remaining myth that smoking during pregnancy is harmless.
A Plume of Hope for Oil Spill Victims
Picking up the pieces for Gulf Coast residents has been no small feat. In early 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill leaked nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, possibly causing a public health crisis.
Stroke of Misfortune
Pregnant women are at an increased risk for a number of possible diseases and conditions. A new study suggests that they may also be at a heightened risk for heart disease due to high blood pressure syndromes.