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Hazem Mahmoud Al-Mandeel, Auroabah Saad Almufleh, Al-Jawhara Talal Al-Damri, Dana Ahmed Al-Bassam, Eman Abdullah Hajr, Nora Ahmed Bedaiwi, Sara Mohammad Alshehri
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despite the known benefits of support during chilbirth, most hospitals in Saudi Arabia do not allow a companion during labor. This can be due to cultural beliefs among pregnant Saudi women. The aims of this study are to describe Saudi women's preferences towards supportive companions during labor and to explore their attitudes and knowledge about the importance of support during childbirth. DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective cohort study conducted in three governmental tertiary hospitals within Riyadh...
January 2013: Annals of Saudi Medicine
Alexandros Sotiriadis, George Makrydimas, Stefania Papatheodorou, John Pa Ioannidis
BACKGROUND: Infants born at term by elective caesarean delivery are more likely to develop respiratory morbidity than infants born vaginally. Prophylactic corticosteroids in singleton preterm pregnancies accelerate lung maturation and reduce the incidence of respiratory complications. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to assess the effect of prophylactic corticosteroid administration before elective caesarean section at term, as compared to usual management without corticosteroids, in reducing neonatal respiratory morbidity and admission to special care with respiratory complications...
October 7, 2009: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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August 23, 1959: Orvosi Hetilap
Zuleyce Maria Lessa Pacheco de Oliveira, Anézia Moreira Faria Madeira
The purpose of this study was to comprehend the meaning of the humanized childbirth experience for teenage parturients. Phenomenology was adopted as the way to achieve the essence of the phenomenon. Eight teenagers who were assisted at the Sofia Feldman Hospital--a philantropic and non-profit-making institution--Belo Horizonte/MG--Brazil--have taken part of this study. Field work and open interview were the proceedures used for data collection. The study made it possible to seize three categories of analysis: Prechildbirth/Chilbirth--the body is being controlled...
June 2002: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
José Antonio Clavero Núñez
After analyzing the results obtained in 22.239 gestations and assisted childbirths between 1997-2000, as well as the observed trends in these childbirths, it is obtained data that are valid to predict the most probable evolution of a low risk gestation. The ended childbirths happened in 87.3% of patients, but only 27% happened in the 40th week. There was 9.9% of pre-ended childbirths and only 1.7% post-ended, due to they are induced in the 41st week. The prediction of great premature baby continues improving each year, and the mortality starting from 1...
2002: Anales de la Real Academia Nacional de Medicina
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