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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332220/perspectives-on-risk-assessment-of-risk-profiles-and-outcomes-among-women-planning-community-birth-in-the-united-states
#1
Marit L Bovbjerg, Melissa Cheyney, Jennifer Brown, Kim J Cox, Lawrence Leeman
BACKGROUND: There is little agreement on who is a good candidate for community (home or birth center) birth in the United States. METHODS: Data on n=47 394 midwife-attended, planned community births come from the Midwives Alliance of North America Statistics Project. Logistic regression quantified the independent contribution of 10 risk factors to maternal and neonatal outcomes. Risk factors included: primiparity, advanced maternal age, obesity, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, postterm pregnancy, twins, breech presentation, history of cesarean and vaginal birth, and history of cesarean without history of vaginal birth...
March 22, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322008/hospital-practices-to-promote-breastfeeding-the-effect-of-maternal-age
#2
Heather L Sipsma, Krista Jones, Nathan C Nickel
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding rates are disproportionately low among young mothers in the United States. Although the use of hospital practices to promote breastfeeding is widely supported, the extent to which these practices help explain breastfeeding disparities by maternal age is unclear. Accordingly, we aimed to explore how maternal age may affect (1) receipt of hospital practices and (2) associations between these practices and exclusive breastfeeding. METHODS: Data were derived from participants (n = 1598) of Listening to Mothers III, a national survey administered to mothers of singleton births in United States hospitals from July 2011 to June 2012...
March 21, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321899/labor-induction-and-cesarean-delivery-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-first-births-in-pennsylvania-usa
#3
Kristen H Kjerulff, Laura B Attanasio, Joyce K Edmonds, Katy B Kozhimannil, John T Repke
BACKGROUND: Mode of delivery at first childbirth largely determines mode of delivery at subsequent births, so it is particularly important to understand risk factors for cesarean delivery at first childbirth. In this study, we investigated risk factors for cesarean delivery among nulliparous women, with focus on the association between labor induction and cesarean delivery. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of 2851 nulliparous women with singleton pregnancies who attempted vaginal delivery at hospitals in Pennsylvania, 2009-2011, was conducted...
March 21, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321896/does-tea-consumption-during-early-pregnancy-have-an-adverse-effect-on-birth-outcomes
#4
Jin-Hua Lu, Jian-Rong He, Song-Ying Shen, Xue-Ling Wei, Nian-Nian Chen, Ming-Yang Yuan, Lan Qiu, Wei-Dong Li, Qiao-Zhu Chen, Cui-Yue Hu, Hui-Min Xia, Suzanne Bartington, Kar Keung Cheng, Kin Bong Hubert Lam, Xiu Qiu
BACKGROUND: Tea, a common beverage, has been suggested to exhibit a number of health benefits. However, one of its active ingredients, caffeine, has been associated with preterm birth and low birthweight. We investigated whether tea consumption during early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of preterm birth and abnormal fetal growth. METHODS: A total of 8775 pregnant women were included from the Born in Guangzhou Cohort Study. Tea consumption (type, frequency, and strength) during their first trimester and social and demographic factors were obtained by way of questionnaires administered during pregnancy...
March 21, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266081/informed-consent-and-refusal-in-obstetrics-a-practical-ethical%C3%A2-guide
#5
Andrew Kotaska
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233929/the-challenge-of-defining-and-treating-anemia-and-iron-deficiency-in-pregnancy-a-study-of-new-zealand-midwives-management-of-iron-status-in-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum-period
#6
Esther Calje, Joan Skinner
BACKGROUND: Early recognition and management of low maternal iron status is associated with improved maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes. However, existing international guidelines for the testing and management of maternal iron-deficiency anemia are variable, with no national guideline for New Zealand midwives. Clinical management is complicated by normal physiological hemodilution, and complicated further by the effects of inflammation on iron metabolism, especially in populations with a high prevalence of obesity or infection...
February 24, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211155/utah-obstetricians-opinions-of-planned-home-birth-and-conflicting-nice-acog-guidelines-a-qualitative-study
#7
Emily Rainey, Sara Simonsen, Joseph Stanford, Kimberley Shoaf, Jami Baayd
BACKGROUND: The United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently published recommendations that support planned home birth for low-risk women. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) remains wary of planned home birth, asserting that hospitals and birthing centers are the safest birth settings. Our objective was to examine opinions of obstetricians in Salt Lake City, Utah about home birth in the context of rising home birth rates and conflicting guidelines...
February 17, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211102/effectiveness-of-vaginal-breech-birth-training-strategies-an-integrative-review-of-the-literature
#8
REVIEW
Shawn Walker, Eamonn Breslin, Mandie Scamell, Pam Parker
BACKGROUND: The safety of vaginal breech birth depends on the skill of the attendant. The objective of this review was to identify, synthesize, and report the findings of evaluated breech birth training strategies. METHODS: A systematic search of the following on-line databases: Medline, CINAHL Plus, PsychINFO, EBM Reviews/Cochrane Library, EMBASE, Maternity and Infant Care, and Pubmed, using a structured search strategy. Studies were included in the review if they evaluated the efficacy of a breech birth training program or particular strategies, including obstetric emergency training evaluations that reported differentiated outcomes for breech...
February 17, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198044/why-not-induce-everyone-at-39%C3%A2-weeks
#9
J Christopher Glantz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198043/hospital-routines-promote-parent-infant-closeness-and-cause-separation-in-the-birthing-unit-in-the-first-2%C3%A2-hours-after-birth-a%C3%A2-pilot-study
#10
Hannakaisa Niela-Vilén, Nancy Feeley, Anna Axelin
BACKGROUND: Despite the evidence of multiple benefits of early skin-to-skin contact, it does not always happen and infants are separated from their parents because of different hospital practices. The aim of this study was to explore parent-infant closeness and separation, and which factors promote closeness or result in separation in the birthing unit in the first 2 hours after birth from the point of view of staff members. METHODS: This qualitative descriptive pilot study was conducted in one university hospital in Finland in December 2014...
February 15, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198041/does-midwife-experience-affect-the-rate-of-severe-perineal-tears
#11
Yossi Mizrachi, Sophia Leytes, Michal Levy, Zvia Hiaev, Shimon Ginath, Jacob Bar, Michal Kovo
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to study whether midwife experience affects the rate of severe perineal tears (3rd and 4th degree). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of all women with term vertex singleton pregnancies, who underwent normal vaginal deliveries, in a single tertiary hospital, between 2011 and 2015, was performed. Exclusion criteria were instrumental deliveries and stillbirth. All midwives used a "hands on" technique for protecting the perineum. The midwife experience at each delivery was calculated as the time interval between her first delivery and current delivery...
February 15, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198038/likelihood-of-cesarean-delivery-after-applying-leading-active-labor-diagnostic-guidelines
#12
Jeremy L Neal, Nancy K Lowe, Julia C Phillippi, Sharon L Ryan, Amy M Knupp, Mary S Dietrich, Stephen F Thung
BACKGROUND: Friedman, the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (ACOG/SMFM) support different active labor diagnostic guidelines. Our aims were to compare likelihoods for cesarean delivery among women admitted before vs in active labor by diagnostic guideline (within-guideline comparisons) and between women admitted in active labor per one or more of the guidelines (between-guideline comparisons)...
February 15, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198036/sleep-disruption-and-duration-in-late-pregnancy-is-associated-with-excess-gestational-weight-gain-among-overweight-and-obese-women
#13
Caryl L Gay, Sarah E Richoux, Kathleen R Beebe, Kathryn A Lee
BACKGROUND: Poor sleep during pregnancy has been associated with poorer birth outcomes. High body mass index (BMI) is often associated with poor sleep, but little is known about the relationship between gestational weight gain and sleep in late pregnancy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationships of both gestational weight gain and pre-pregnancy BMI to objective and subjective measures of sleep during late pregnancy. METHODS: Pregnant women (n=128) were recruited from prenatal clinics and childbirth classes primarily serving low-income women...
February 15, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124390/how-do-pregnant-women-use-quality-measures-when-choosing-their-obstetric-provider
#14
Rebecca A Gourevitch, Ateev Mehrotra, Grace Galvin, Melinda Karp, Avery Plough, Neel T Shah
BACKGROUND: Given increased public reporting of the wide variation in hospital obstetric quality, we sought to understand how women incorporate quality measures into their selection of an obstetric hospital. METHODS: We surveyed 6141 women through Ovia Pregnancy, an application used by women to track their pregnancy. We used t tests and chi-square tests to compare response patterns by age, parity, and risk status. RESULTS: Most respondents (73...
January 26, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110517/cultural-safety-and-belonging-for-refugee-background-women-attending-group-pregnancy-care-an-australian-qualitative-study
#15
Elisha Riggs, Sumaiya Muyeen, Stephanie Brown, Wendy Dawson, Pauline Petschel, Waan Tardiff, Fiona Norman, Dannielle Vanpraag, Jo Szwarc, Jane Yelland
BACKGROUND: Refugee women experience higher incidence of childbirth complications and poor pregnancy outcomes. Resettled refugee women often face multiple barriers accessing pregnancy care and navigating health systems in high income countries. METHODS: A community-based model of group pregnancy care for Karen women from Burma was co-designed by health services in consultation with Karen families in Melbourne, Australia. Focus groups were conducted with women who had participated to explore their experiences of using the program, and whether it had helped them feel prepared for childbirth and going home with a new baby...
January 22, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198099/the-role-of-trust-in-centeringpregnancy-building-interpersonal-trust-relationships-in-group-based-prenatal-care-in-the-netherlands
#16
Liselotte Kweekel, Trudie Gerrits, Marlies Rijnders, Patrick Brown
BACKGROUND: CenteringPregnancy (CP) is a specific model of group-based prenatal care for women, implemented in 44 midwifery practices in The Netherlands since 2011. Women have evaluated CP positively, especially in terms of social support, and improvements have been made in birthweight and preterm-birth outcomes; however, there is limited understanding as to why. The purpose of this study was to examine the mechanisms that create trusting relationships within CP to better understand CP outcomes and effectiveness...
March 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198098/birth-and-the-bush-untangling-the-debate-around-women-s-pubic-hair
#17
Natalie Jolly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859542/midwives-management-during-the-second-stage-of-labor-in-relation-to-second-degree-tears-an-experimental-study
#18
Malin Edqvist, Ingegerd Hildingsson, Margareta Mollberg, Ingela Lundgren, Helena Lindgren
INTRODUCTION: Most women who give birth for the first time experience some form of perineal trauma. Second-degree tears contribute to long-term consequences for women and are a risk factor for occult anal sphincter injuries. The objective of this study was to evaluate a multifaceted midwifery intervention designed to reduce second-degree tears among primiparous women. METHODS: An experimental cohort study where a multifaceted intervention consisting of 1) spontaneous pushing, 2) all birth positions with flexibility in the sacro-iliac joints, and 3) a two-step head-to-body delivery was compared with standard care...
March 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933647/whole-woman-s-health-v-hellerstedt-and-the-current-implications-for-abortion-access
#19
Y Tony Yang, Katy B Kozhimannil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 9, 2016: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917532/do-women-have-a-choice-care-providers-and-decision-makers-perspectives-on-barriers-to-access-of-health-services-for-birth-after-a-previous-cesarean
#20
Sarah Munro, Jude Kornelsen, Kitty Corbett, Elizabeth Wilcox, Nick Bansback, Patricia Janssen
BACKGROUND: Repeat cesarean delivery is the single largest contributor to the escalating cesarean rate worldwide. Approximately 80 percent of women with a past cesarean are candidates for vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC), but in Canada less than one-third plan VBAC. Emerging evidence suggests that these trends may be due in part to nonclinical factors, including care provider practice patterns and delays in access to surgical and anesthesia services. This study sought to explore maternity care providers' and decision makers' attitudes toward and experiences with providing and planning services for women with a previous cesarean...
December 5, 2016: Birth
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