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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079778/association-of-intended-route-of-delivery-and-maternal-morbidity-in-twin-pregnancy
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Sarah Rae Easter, Julian N Robinson, Ellice Lieberman, Daniela Carusi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate maternal morbidity in twin pregnancies according to intended mode of delivery. METHODS: We assembled a 7-year retrospective cohort (2007-2014) of women delivering viable, vertex-presenting twins beyond 32 weeks of gestation without contraindication to labor or uterine scar. We classified women as undergoing a trial of labor to attempt vaginal birth or choosing an elective cesarean delivery. Our primary outcome was a measure of composite maternal morbidity including death, postpartum hemorrhage, infection, major procedure, readmission for infection or reoperation, need for dilation and evacuation for hemorrhage or infection, venous thromboembolism, small bowel obstruction or ileus, or intensive care unit admission...
January 9, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079766/attempted-and-successful-vacuum-assisted-vaginal-delivery-by-prepregnancy-body-mass-index
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Sebastian Z Ramos, Molly E Waring, Katherine Leung, Nili S Amir, Annika L Bannon, Tiffany A Moore Simas
OBJECTIVE: To examine rates of attempted and successful vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery by prepregnancy body mass index (BMI). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 2,084 women with singleton gestations needing operative delivery assistance and vacuum-eligible (fully dilated, +2 station or greater, 34 weeks of gestation or greater) using 2006-2014 inpatient records. Prepregnancy BMI was categorized as underweight (less than 18.5), normal weight (18...
January 9, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079671/outcomes-of-exercise-training-following-the-use-of-a-birthing-ball-during-pregnancy-and-delivery
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Danielle Fournier, Gloria Feeney, Marie-Eve Mathieu
INTRODUCTION: Using a birthing ball (BB) is an exercise form that is growing in popularity. Improved delivery outcomes have been recently reported with as little a 6-8 hours of training per week; however, little is known regarding lower and higher training levels. The aim of the current study was to document whether more time spent training with a BB resulted in improved delivery outcomes for the mother and the newborn. METHODS: This quasi-experimental study was conducted with a sample of women who participated in one to 28 supervised exercise classes during pregnancy according to the Ballon Forme program offered in non-clinical settings (http://ballonforme...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078382/timing-and-mode-of-delivery-in-prenatally-diagnosed-congenital-heart-disease-an-analysis-of-practices-within-the-university-of-california-fetal-consortium-ucfc
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Shabnam Peyvandi, Tina Ahn Thu Thi Nguyen, Myriam Almeida-Jones, Nina Boe, Laila Rhee, Tracy Anton, Mark Sklansky, Maryam Tarsa, Gary Satou, Anita J Moon-Grady
Prenatal diagnosis of critical congenital heart disease (CHD) is associated with decreased morbidity. It is also associated with lower birth weights and earlier gestational age at delivery. The University of California Fetal Consortium (UCfC) comprises five tertiary medical centers, and was created to define treatment practices. We utilized this consortium to assess delivery patterns and outcomes in subjects with prenatal and postnatal diagnosis of CHD. A retrospective cohort study was conducted on maternal-neonatal pairs diagnosed with complex CHD prenatally (n = 186) and postnatally (n = 110) from 2011 to 2013...
January 11, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073629/needs-of-fathers-during-labour-and-childbirth-a-cross-sectional-study
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Katrijn Eggermont, Dimitri Beeckman, Ann Van Hecke, Ilse Delbaere, Sofie Verhaeghe
Fathers play an important role in the childbearing process, but are sometimes sidelined by midwives. The objectives were: identify fathers' needs during the labor and childbirth process; determine if their needs were met by midwives; and identify variables influencing these needs. The questionnaire was designed based on a systematic literature search and validated by a multistage consensus method. Data were collected during a cross-sectional study in two maternity wards in Belgium, where a medical-led model is used...
January 7, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068849/maternal-serum-calponin-1-level-as-a-biomarker-for-the-short-term-prediction-of-preterm-birth-in-women-with-threatened-preterm-labor
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Orkun Cetin, Erbil Karaman, Baris Boza, Numan Cim, Hanım Guler Sahin
PURPOSE: To assess the utility of maternal serum calponin 1 level in the prediction of delivery within 7 days among pregnancies complicated with threatened preterm labor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eligible women who presented at 24-34 weeks of gestation with threatened preterm labor underwent sampling for serum calponin 1 level and cervical length measurement. They were followed-up until delivery prospectively and the perinatal outcomes of the patients were recorded...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068594/prevention-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth-guidelines-for-clinical-practice-from-the-french-college-of-gynaecologists-and-obstetricians-cngof
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REVIEW
Loïc Sentilhes, Marie-Victoire Sénat, Pierre-Yves Ancel, Elie Azria, Guillaume Benoist, Julie Blanc, Gilles Brabant, Florence Bretelle, Stéphanie Brun, Muriel Doret, Chantal Ducroux-Schouwey, Anne Evrard, Gilles Kayem, Emeline Maisonneuve, Louis Marcellin, Stéphane Marret, Nicolas Mottet, Sabine Paysant, Didier Riethmuller, Patrick Rozenberg, Thomas Schmitz, Héloïse Torchin, Bruno Langer
In France, 60,000 neonates are born preterm every year (7.4%), half of them after the spontaneous onset of labor. Among preventable risk factors of spontaneous prematurity, only cessation of smoking is associated with decreased prematurity (level of evidence [LE]1). It is therefore recommended (Grade A). Routine screening and treatment of vaginal bacteriosis is not recommended in the general population (Grade A). The only population for which vaginal progesterone is recommended is that comprising asymptomatic women with singleton pregnancies, no history of preterm delivery, and a short cervix at 16-24 weeks of gestation (Grade B)...
December 30, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063263/three-dimensional-ultrasound-first-trimester-fetal-volume-measurement-and-its-relation-to-pregnancy-outcome
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Haitham A Torky, Asem A Moussa, Ali M Ahmad, Osama Dief, Manar A Eldesoouky, Ahmed S El-Gayed
AIM OF WORK: To determine whether fetal volume (FV) measured by three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound was able to detect fetuses at risk of low birth weight (primary outcome) and/or preterm labor (secondary outcome). METHODS: One hundred pregnant women carrying a singleton living pregnancy who were sure of dates, and had a dating scan, with gestational age between 11 weeks and 13 weeks+6 days coming for routine first trimester nuchal translucency (NT) were examined by both two-dimensional (2D) and 3D ultrasound (Vocal System) for crown-rump length (CRL) and FV then followed up regularly every 4 weeks until 28 weeks then biweekly until 36 weeks then weekly until delivery both clinically and by ultrasound biometry...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061767/the-effect-of-induction-method-in-twin-pregnancies-a-secondary-analysis-for-the-twin-birth-study
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Elad Mei-Dan, Elizabeth V Asztalos, Andrew R Willan, Jon F R Barrett
BACKGROUND: This secondary analysis for the Twin Birth Study, an international, multicenter trial, aimed to compare the cesarean section rates and safety between methods of induction of labor in twin pregnancies. METHODS: Women with twin pregnancies where the first twin was in a cephalic presentation and who presented for labor induction, were non-randomly assigned to receive prostaglandin or amniotomy and/or oxytocin. Main outcome measures were the rates of unplanned cesarean section and neonatal and maternal mortality or serious morbidity...
January 6, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058505/a-randomized-controlled-trial-effects-of-a-prenatal-depression-intervention-on-perinatal-outcomes-among-chinese-high-risk-pregnant-women-with-medically-defined-complications
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Ying Zhao, Michelle L Munro-Kramer, Shenxun Shi, Jing Wang, Jianfeng Luo
: Prenatal psychosocial health has been linked with health behaviors, maternal health, and birth outcomes. This randomized controlled trial evaluated the effects of a prenatal depression intervention on birth outcomes and maternal physical and psychological status at 42 days postpartum. Three hundred fifty-two high-risk pregnant women exposed to obstetric complications with an Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) ≥ 9 or a Postpartum Depression Screening Scale (PDSS) ≥ 60 were randomly assigned to the intervention group (n = 176) and control group (n = 176)...
January 5, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056853/maternal-asian-ethnicity-and-obstetric-intrapartum-intervention-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Maya Reddy, Euan M Wallace, Joanne C Mockler, Lynne Stewart, Michelle Knight, Ryan Hodges, Sasha Skinner, Miranda Davies-Tuck
BACKGROUND: Maternal ethnicity is a recognized risk factor for stillbirth, such that South Asian women have higher rates than their Caucasian counterparts. However, whether maternal ethnicity is a risk factor for intrapartum outcomes is less clear. The aim of this study is to explore associations between maternal country of birth, operative vaginal delivery and emergency cesarean section, and to identify possible mechanisms underlying any such associations. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of singleton term births among South Asian, South East/East Asian and Australian/New Zealand born women at an Australian tertiary hospital in 2009-2013...
January 5, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052083/pregnancy-outcomes-after-treatment-for-cervical-cancer-precursor-lesions-an-observational-study
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Sheila Weinmann, Allison Naleway, Geeta Swamy, Girishanthy Krishnarajah, Bhakti Arondekar, Jovelle Fernandez, Evan Myers
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether surgical procedures involving the uterine cervix were associated with pregnancy outcomes, including preterm birth, low birth weight, cesarean delivery and pregnancy loss. DESIGN: Population-based observational study nested in retrospective matched cohort. SETTING: Kaiser Permanente Northwest integrated health plan in Oregon/Washington, U.S.A. POPULATION: Female health plan members age 14-53 years with documented pregnancies from 1998-2009...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046019/indications-for-emergency-intervention-mode-of-delivery-and-the-childbirth-experience
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Jonathan E Handelzalts, Avigail Waldman Peyser, Haim Krissi, Sigal Levy, Arnon Wiznitzer, Yoav Peled
BACKGROUND: Although the impact of emergency procedures on the childbirth experience has been studied extensively, a possible association of childbirth experience with indications for emergency interventions has not been reported. OBJECTIVES: To compare the impacts on childbirth experience of 'planned' delivery (elective cesarean section and vaginal delivery) versus 'unplanned' delivery (vacuum extraction or emergency cesarean section); the intervention itself (vacuum extraction versus emergency cesarean section); and indications for intervention (arrest of labor versus risk to the mother or fetus)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044379/the-lack-of-natural-processes-of-delivery-and-neonatal-intensive-care-treatment-lead-to-impaired-cytokine-responses-later-in-life
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Maria-Viola Martikainen, Leea Keski-Nisula, Hermina Jakupović, Anne M Karvonen, Juha Pekkanen, Maija-Riitta Hirvonen, Marjut Roponen
PROBLEM: Birth-related factors and neonatal treatments could affect the maturation of immune system and thus have lasting effects on immune responses. We investigated the effect of obstetric factors other than being born by cesarean section on immune responses later in life. METHOD OF STUDY: Regulatory, inflammatory, TH1 and TH2 cytokines, and a chemokine were analyzed in unstimulated and Toll-like receptors (TLRs) 2-, 3-, and 4-stimulated PBMCs of teenagers born by cesarean delivery (CD; N=79)...
January 3, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029462/-prediction-of-preterm-delivery-in-symptomatic-women-preterm-labor
#15
G Benoist
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the predictors of spontaneous preterm birth in case of preterm labor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Literature search in Medline and Cochrane databases and recommendations of international societies. Selection of studies in symptomatic women (with preterm labor). RESULTS: Preterm labor is defined as a clinical situation occurring between 22 and 36 weeks + 6 days, in which cervical changes are observed associated with uterine contractions, evolving spontaneously or not to preterm delivery (Professional consensus)...
October 28, 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029180/long-term-childhood-outcomes-of-breech-presentation-by-intended-mode-of-delivery-a-population-record-linkage-study
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Yu Sun Bin, Jane B Ford, Michael C Nicholl, Christine L Roberts
INTRODUCTION: There is a lack of information on long-term outcomes by mode of delivery for term breech presentation. We aimed to compare childhood mortality, cerebral palsy, hospitalizations, developmental, and educational outcomes associated with intended vaginal breech birth (VBB) compared to planned cesarean section . MATERIAL AND METHODS: Population birth and hospital records from New South Wales, Australia, were used to identify women with non-anomalous pregnancies eligible for VBB during 2001 to 2012...
December 28, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027607/third-or-fourth-degree-intrapartum-anal-sphincter-tears-are-associated-with-levator-ani-avulsion-in-primiparas
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Dan V Valsky, Sarah M Cohen, Michal Lipschuetz, Drorith Hochner-Celnikier, Hagit Daum, Itai Yagel, Simcha Yagel
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated primiparous women with clinically diagnosed third- and fourth-degree and anal sphincter tears, to evaluate the rate of levator ani muscle injury compared to primiparous women without sphincter tears. METHODS: Primiparous women delivering in our maternity ward with intrapartum diagnoses of third- or fourth-degree anal sphincter tears, repaired by the overlapping technique, were recruited to undergo 3-dimensional transperineal sonography of the pelvic floor anatomy, including the anterior and posterior compartments...
April 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012443/evaluation-of-maternal-health-and-labor-and-delivery-conditions-as-risk-factors-for-childhood-leukemias-in-children-with-down-syndrome
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Susan E Carozza, Harold Bae, Thomas Meath, Adam Branscum, Marit L Bovbjerg, Peter H Langlois
Children with Down syndrome (DS) have a remarkably high risk of developing leukemia during childhood; the mechanisms driving that risk are not well understood, and no clear prevention strategies exist. We conducted a nested case-control study in a Texas DS birth cohort to investigate possible links between maternal health, labor/delivery conditions, and leukemia risk. For most of the factors studied there was no evidence of an increased risk of total leukemias, or the subtypes acute lymphoid or acute myeloid leukemia...
December 21, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009330/failure-to-initiate-breastfeeding-among-high-risk-obstetrical-patients-who-intended-to-breastfeed
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L Cordero, R Oza-Frank, M Moore-Clingenpeel, M B Landon, C A Nankervis
BACKGROUND: In the US, at the time of discharge from the hospital, 79% of women had initiated breastfeeding. Intention to breastfeed is a strong predictor of breastfeeding initiation; however, we reported initiation failure in 45% of women with pregestational diabetes who intended to breastfeed. Information regarding intention and initiation among women with other high risk obstetrical conditions (HROB) remains scarce. OBJECTIVE: To ascertain demographic and clinical factors associated with breastfeeding initiation failure among women with HROB conditions who intended to breastfeed...
2016: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006009/mode-of-delivery-and-pregnancy-outcome-in-women-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Joris Hrycyk, Harald Kaemmerer, Nicole Nagdyman, Moritz Hamann, Ktm Schneider, Bettina Kuschel
BACKGROUND: Advances in cardiac surgery and congenital cardiology have led to an increasing number of women with congenital heart disease (CHD) reaching childbearing age. In general, cardiologists recommend vaginal delivery for women with CHD to avoid complications from Caesarean section as many women with CHD tolerate vaginal delivery well. METHODS AND RESULTS: This is a single-center study comparing mode of delivery, pregnancy outcome, indications for Caesarean section and induction of labor between women with and without CHD...
2016: PloS One
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