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Umbilical cord clamping should be delayed, says expert
Clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord should be delayed for three minutes after birth, particularly for pre-term infants, suggests a senior doctor in this week's BMJ. View News Article (2007-08-17)


Novel protein essential for successful pregnancy
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine and their colleagues at the Society for the Investigation of Early Pregnancy have helped clarify the function of a unique protein called Preimplantation Factor, which is produced by healthy embryos to direct embryo attachment and help the mother adapt to pregnancy.  View News Article (2010-06-01)


Drug therapy can reduce preterm births and decrease lifetime medical costs
Researchers from MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH found that treating expectant mothers who have had previous spontaneous preterm births with 17 Alpha Hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) and reducing the incidence of another preterm birth would consequently reduce both short-term and lifetime medical costs in offspring by $2 billion per year. View News Article (2007-04-26)


Human error most common cause of birth asphyxia
Findings from a 15-year study published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, indicate that human error is the most common cause of infant asphyxiation at birth.  View News Article (2013-11-18)


Mothers with breastfeeding difficulties more likely to suffer postpartum depression
Women who have breastfeeding difficulties in the first two weeks after giving birth are more likely to suffer postpartum depression two months later compared to women without such difficulties. View News Article (2011-07-20)


UCSF study shows greater impact of chemotherapy on fertility
Current estimates of the impact of chemotherapy on women's reproductive health are too low, according to a University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) study. View News Article (2011-08-25)


UTMB study identifies women at risk of gaining excessive weight with injectable birth control
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have identified women who are likely to gain weight while using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, more commonly known as Depo-Provera or the birth control shot. View News Article (2009-07-27)


Too much of a good thing
For many women, body image is a constant struggle; a poor self-image can lead to a host of both mental and physical health problems. View News Article (2009-05-08)


Risks of pregnancy via egg donation similar for women over age 50 as for younger women
Although women over age 50 who become pregnant via egg donation are at an elevated risk for developing obstetrical complications, their complication rates are similar to those of younger recipients. View News Article (2012-02-01)


New strategy helps reduce errors in obstetrical care
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have implemented patient safety enhancements to dramatically reduce errors and improve the staff's own perception of the safety climate in obstetrical care. View News Article (2008-02-04)

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