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Cervical pessary doesn't reduce rate of preterm birth or neonatal complications in twin gestatations
Having twins accounts for only 1.5% of all births but 25% of preterm births, the leading cause of infant mortality worldwide.  View News Article (2015-08-28)

Breast cancer survivors who experience pain during intercourse may benefit from lidocaine
Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University report that breast cancer survivors who experience pain during sexual intercourse, a common side effect of breast cancer treatment, may achieve comfort when liquid lidocaine is applied strategically to prevent pain. View News Article (2015-07-28)

Researchers find molecular mechanisms within fetal lungs that initiate labor
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified two proteins in a fetus' lungs responsible for initiating the labor process, providing potential new targets for preventing preterm birth. View News Article (2015-06-23)

No waiting game: Immediate birth control implant more cost-effective
Women who have just given birth are often motivated to prevent a rapid, repeat pregnancy. For those who prefer a contraceptive implant, getting the procedure in the hospital immediately after giving birth is more cost-effective than delaying insertion to a 6-8 week postpartum visit. View News Article (2015-06-10)

Research published about unexpected complications of low-risk pregnancies
When a woman becomes pregnant or is planning a pregnancy, one of her first decisions is where she will deliver her baby. View News Article (2015-06-08)

New risk factor for pregnancies
Women who were born preterm have a higher risk of giving birth to preterm children, according to a study, published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, from researchers of the CHU Sainte-Justine and the University of Montreal. View News Article (2015-05-19)

Survey finds miscarriage widely misunderstood
A survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults has found that misperceptions about miscarriage and its causes are widespread. View News Article (2015-05-12)

Prenatal exercise lowers risks of C-sections, higher birth weights
Pregnant women who exercise can significantly lower the risk of undergoing Caesarean sections and giving birth to large babies, a University of Alberta study has found.  View News Article (2015-05-12)

30-day wait before tubal sterilization is unjust, say Ob/GYN experts
Current U.S. health policy requires Medicaid beneficiaries to wait 30 days before tubal sterilization.  View News Article (2015-05-08)

Inducing labor at full term not associated with higher C-section rates
As cesarean section rates continue to climb in the United States, researchers are looking to understand the factors that might contribute.  View News Article (2015-04-16)

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