Obstetrics http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27815/all en Unintended pregnancies on the rise in servicewomen: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/unintended-pregnancies-the-rise-servicewomen-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 25 (Reuters) - Just over ten percent of women in the military said in 2008 that they'd had an unintended pregnancy in the previous year - a figure significantly higher than rates in the general public, according to a U.S. study.</p> <p>The findings, which appeared in the journal Obstetrics &amp; Gynecology, come just as the Pentagon has said it will lift the ban on women in front-line combat jobs starting in 2016.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/unintended-pregnancies-the-rise-servicewomen-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertility Obstetrics Pregnancy Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:00:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739158 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria women face horror of war, displacement to give birth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/syria-women-face-horror-war-displacement-give-birth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syrian women waiting for pre-natal care at a Lebanese clinic know their pregnancies may end prematurely due to stress and fear, and that they may be unable to provide for their babies.</p> <p>Many of the women are unable to cover the high cost of hospital care in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, home to thousands of Syrians uprooted by the conflict that has ravaged their country for nearly two years.</p> <p>Instead, the refugees flock to a clinic run by a charity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/syria-women-face-horror-war-displacement-give-birth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Medicine Obstetrics Technology War AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:01:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756571 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia parents face India surrogacy barriers: expert http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/australia-parents-face-india-surrogacy-barriers-expert <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Babies born to Indian surrogate mothers for gay and single Australians may be left stateless and unable to leave the country after New Delhi changed the rules on surrogacy, an expert has said.</p> <p>The Indian rule changes circulated to foreign missions late last year, which only came to light in January, bar foreign gay couples and singles from using surrogate mothers to become parents.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/australia-parents-face-india-surrogacy-barriers-expert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Family Obstetrics Pregnancy AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 04:46:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773506 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/reuters-health-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Self-expanding stent shows benefit in study: Stentys</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/reuters-health-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Fertility Medicine Obstetrics Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 05:15:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777865 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/reuters-health-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Self-expanding stent shows benefit in study: Stentys</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/reuters-health-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Fertility Medicine Obstetrics Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 13:30:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5778050 at http://www.globalpost.com New birthing station opens in Pampanga town http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/new-birthing-station-opens-pampanga-town <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A P5-million newly-constructed birthing station that would cater to the pregnant women and their newborn babies at the Sta Lucia Resettlement in this town was formally inaugurated on Thursday.</p><P>Governor Lilia Pineda, during the inauguration, said the new birthing station would greatly help in preventing cases of maternal and child deaths as the facility will serve as forerunner of medical services to pregnant women in the area.</p><P>"No mother should die for giving birth and this is the reason why we have been pushing for the construction of more birthing stations and renovation of d</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/new-birthing-station-opens-pampanga-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Midwifery Obstetrics Reproduction Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:50:12 +0000 Asianet 5802082 at http://www.globalpost.com 780 out of 100000 women die during delivery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/780-out-100000-women-die-during-delivery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Media should play its role about rights of women so that excesses with women are redressed.</p><P>These views were expressed by RAHNUMA Family Planning Association of Pakistan activists at a workshop here Friday. They included FPAP Coordinator Mushtaq Channa, Dr Amir Bakhsh and District Coordinator Ashraf Kakar.</p><P>They said several problems were being developed in Balochistan about health of mother and child. No attention was being paid on their health. With the result, large number of women die during delivery.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/780-out-100000-women-die-during-delivery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Midwifery Obstetrics Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 08:47:38 +0000 Asianet 5806603 at http://www.globalpost.com Namibia needs make family planning accessible, focus on better maternal health facilities: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/namibia-needs-make-family-planning-accessible-focus-better-maternal-hea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Namibia needs to make family planning accessible, develop trained midwives, and focus on better health facilities and adequate equipment to become one of the leading countries in Africa in maternal and child health.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/namibia-needs-make-family-planning-accessible-focus-better-maternal-hea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medicine Obstetrics Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:02:28 +0000 Asianet 5807219 at http://www.globalpost.com Namibia needs to address shortcomings in maternal health: Report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/namibia-needs-address-shortcomings-maternal-health-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Namibia needs to make family planning accessible, develop trained midwives, and focus on better health facilities and adequate equipment, to become one of the leading countries in Africa in maternal and child health. </p><P>This is one of the recommendations made by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS) in the first-ever report as tabled in Parliament on Tuesday.</p><P>“However, we observed several factors impeding maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/namibia-needs-address-shortcomings-maternal-health-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medicine Obstetrics Technology Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:02:56 +0000 Asianet 5807225 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkish womb transplant patient is pregnant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130413/turkish-womb-transplant-patient-pregnant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The first woman to have a successful womb transplant from a dead donor is pregnant, a hospital in southern Turkey said.</p> <p>Derya Sert, 22, who was born without a womb, had been receiving in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment after the transplant in August 2011.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130413/turkish-womb-transplant-patient-pregnant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertility Medicine Obstetrics Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:45:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5814711 at http://www.globalpost.com DRC is the world's worst place to be a mother: Save the Children http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130507/drc-named-worst-place-be-mother "If women are educated, are represented politically, and have access to good quality maternal and child care, then they and their children are much more likely to survive and thrive - and so are the societies they live in."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130507/drc-named-worst-place-be-mother" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Human development Labor Medicine Obstetrics Social Issues AFP Tue, 07 May 2013 04:30:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5832239 at http://www.globalpost.com DR Congo named worst place to be mother http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130507/dr-congo-named-worst-place-be-mother <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday displaced fellow African nation Niger to gain the unenviable distinction of being the worst place in the world to be a mother, according to the annual report of Save the Children.</p> <p>Countries in sub-Saharan Africa took up each of the bottom 10 places for the first time in the 14 years that the report has been produced.</p> <p>In contrast, Finland took the top spot, with its Nordic neighbours filling the other leading positions.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130507/dr-congo-named-worst-place-be-mother" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Human development Labor Medicine Obstetrics Social Issues AFP Tue, 07 May 2013 09:45:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5832330 at http://www.globalpost.com Pregnancy and air travel: new guidelines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130523/pregnancy-and-air-travel-new-guidelines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New advice from UK experts at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) says air travel during pregnancy, even at advanced stages of pregnancy, isn’t risky to mom or her baby.</p> <p>In a revised paper, the RCOG says the main cause for concern in pregnant women is the possibility of early labor or an obstetric emergency developing during a flight, but for pregnancy with no complications, flying poses little risk, they said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130523/pregnancy-and-air-travel-new-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Medicine Obstetrics Well being Thu, 23 May 2013 04:47:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5844392 at http://www.globalpost.com Baby rescued from toilet in China released from hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130530/baby-rescued-toilet-china-released-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Beijing, May 30 (EFE).- The baby boy who was rescued after being thrown into a toilet in eastern Zhejiang province was released from the hospital, the Chinese press said Thursday.</p> <p>The newborn has been reunited with his relatives, according to media outlets who, however, did not specify whether the baby is now with his father or his grandparents.</p> <p>The story began last Saturday, when a woman reported the presence of a newborn infant in the drainpipe of a toilet.</p> <p>Later, she admitted being the child's mother.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130530/baby-rescued-toilet-china-released-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Medicine Obstetrics Reproduction Agencia EFE Thu, 30 May 2013 20:00:31 +0000 Agencia EFE 5849027 at http://www.globalpost.com New law reignites debate over Germany's 'baby hatch' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130601/new-law-reignites-debate-over-germanys-baby-hatch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany's "baby hatches", where women can safely leave their unwanted newborn, have come under fire as the government pushes a new law to guarantee a child the right to eventually know its mother's identity.</p> <p>At a Berlin clinic, a discreet path winds through springtime flowerbeds to a sign that simply directs visitors to the "Baby Crib" -- a steel hatch that opens onto a heated cot where an infant can be left.</p> <p>"An alarm goes off for several seconds," says Gabriele Stangl of the Protestant Church-run Waldfriede hospital in the capital's leafy, residential Zehlendorf district. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130601/new-law-reignites-debate-over-germanys-baby-hatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human development Infancy Obstetrics AFP Sat, 01 Jun 2013 05:33:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5849856 at http://www.globalpost.com