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Exercise during pregnancy can shorten labor, study finds : baby birth ,baby delivery ,babyhome ,birth ,birth plan ,birthing center ,birthing pool ,births ,call the midwife cast ,childbirth ,cnm ,doula ,episiotomy ,evidence based practice ,giving birth ,home birth ,hypnobirthing ,midwife ,mother and child ,natural birth ,natural birth control ,nature methods ,normal baby delivery ,normal delivery ,pregnancy books ,pregnancy stages ,pregnancy symptoms ,pregnant definition ,the midwife ,vbac ,water birth ,what is a doula ,what is a midwife ,women giving birth

Exercise during pregnancy can shorten labor, study finds

Pregnant women who exercised three times per week shortened their labor time, on average, by 57 minutes and were less likely to get an epidural, according to a study in The European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. Women who were provided only nutrition and exercise advice had a higher weight gain during pregnancy than those in the exercise group.

ABC News (3/23)

 

Metformin May Prevent Pregnancy Complications in PCOS - baby birth ,baby delivery ,babyhome ,birth ,birth plan ,birthing center ,birthing pool ,births ,call the midwife cast ,childbirth ,cnm ,doula ,episiotomy ,evidence based practice ,giving birth ,home birth ,hypnobirthing ,midwife ,mother and child ,natural birth ,natural birth control ,nature methods ,normal baby delivery ,normal delivery ,pregnancy books ,pregnancy stages ,pregnancy symptoms ,pregnant definition ,the midwife ,vbac ,water birth ,what is a doula ,what is a midwife ,women giving birth

Metformin May Prevent Pregnancy Complications in PCOS

A study presented at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting showed that women with polycystic ovary syndrome who received metformin until delivery experienced lower risks for preterm birth and late miscarriage and gained less weight during pregnancy, compared with those on placebo. The study included 487 pregnant women with PCOS from 14 centers in Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Medscape (free registration) (3/22)

 

 

Cimzia Label Update Provides New Information for Women of Childbearing Age - baby birth ,baby delivery ,babyhome ,birth ,birth plan ,birthing center ,birthing pool ,births ,call the midwife cast ,childbirth ,cnm ,doula ,episiotomy ,evidence based practice ,giving birth ,home birth ,hypnobirthing ,midwife ,mother and child ,natural birth ,natural birth control ,nature methods ,normal baby delivery ,normal delivery ,pregnancy books ,pregnancy stages ,pregnancy symptoms ,pregnant definition ,the midwife ,vbac ,water birth ,what is a doula ,what is a midwife ,women giving birth

Cimzia Label Update Provides New Information for Women of Childbearing Age

The FDA approved a label update of UCB’s Cimzia, or certolizumab pegol, to include new data showing a negligible to low risk for drug transfer through placenta and a minimal risk for transfer through breast milk among pregnant women. The drug is currently approved as a treatment for adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis, moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis and active ankylosing spondylitis, as well as to ease the symptoms of Crohn’s disease and maintain clinical response in adult patients with moderate to severe active disease who do not respond adequately to conventional therapy.

eMPR (3/22)

 

Herbicide Found in Urine of Pregnant Women Linked with Shorter Pregnancies - baby birth ,baby delivery ,babyhome ,birth ,birth plan ,birthing center ,birthing pool ,births ,call the midwife cast ,childbirth ,cnm ,doula ,episiotomy ,evidence based practice ,giving birth ,home birth ,hypnobirthing ,midwife ,mother and child ,natural birth ,natural birth control ,nature methods ,normal baby delivery ,normal delivery ,pregnancy books ,pregnancy stages ,pregnancy symptoms ,pregnant definition ,the midwife ,vbac ,water birth ,what is a doula ,what is a midwife ,women giving birth

Herbicide Found in Urine of Pregnant Women Linked with Shorter Pregnancies

Research in the journal Environmental Health  showed 66 of 71 pregnant women in central Indiana had detectable levels of the herbicide glyphosate in their urine, which was linked to shorter gestation periods. Tests indicated the local drinking water likely was not the source of the herbicide, whose levels were associated with coffee drinking and rural residence.

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (3/23)

 

Could a Pap Test Spot More Than Just Cervical Cancer? - baby birth ,baby delivery ,babyhome ,birth ,birth plan ,birthing center ,birthing pool ,births ,call the midwife cast ,childbirth ,cnm ,doula ,episiotomy ,evidence based practice ,giving birth ,home birth ,hypnobirthing ,midwife ,mother and child ,natural birth ,natural birth control ,nature methods ,normal baby delivery ,normal delivery ,pregnancy books ,pregnancy stages ,pregnancy symptoms ,pregnant definition ,the midwife ,vbac ,water birth ,what is a doula ,what is a midwife ,women giving birth

Could a Pap Test Spot More Than Just Cervical Cancer?

Use of the PapSEEK genetic test on cells collected during a regular Pap test accurately detected 81% of endometrial cancers and 33% of ovarian cancers, researchers wrote in Science Translational Medicine. Results were improved when a Tao brush was used to collect tissue and when a patient’s blood was tested for tumor DNA.

HealthDay News (3/21)

 

Rate of Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Doubled Since 2002, Cost Tops $2B Annually - baby birth ,baby delivery ,babyhome ,birth ,birth plan ,birthing center ,birthing pool ,births ,call the midwife cast ,childbirth ,cnm ,doula ,episiotomy ,evidence based practice ,giving birth ,home birth ,hypnobirthing ,midwife ,mother and child ,natural birth ,natural birth control ,nature methods ,normal baby delivery ,normal delivery ,pregnancy books ,pregnancy stages ,pregnancy symptoms ,pregnant definition ,the midwife ,vbac ,water birth ,what is a doula ,what is a midwife ,women giving birth

Rate of Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Doubled Since 2002, Cost Tops $2B Annually

A study published in Health Affairs found antibiotic-resistant infection rates have about doubled since 2002 and patient care costs exceed $2 billion annually in the US. Researchers said their figures underestimated true costs because the study did not include children or institutionalized patients.

Medscape (free registration) (3/23)

 

Depression may raise risk of abnormal heart rate - baby birth ,baby delivery ,babyhome ,birth ,birth plan ,birthing center ,birthing pool ,births ,call the midwife cast ,childbirth ,cnm ,doula ,episiotomy ,evidence based practice ,giving birth ,home birth ,hypnobirthing ,midwife ,mother and child ,natural birth ,natural birth control ,nature methods ,normal baby delivery ,normal delivery ,pregnancy books ,pregnancy stages ,pregnancy symptoms ,pregnant definition ,the midwife ,vbac ,water birth ,what is a doula ,what is a midwife ,women giving birth

Depression may raise risk of abnormal heart rate

Researchers looked at data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis project for over 6,600 individuals and found those who had the highest scores on a screening test for depression and who used antidepressants had a more than 30% higher risk of atrial fibrillation than those who had normal scores and who did not use the drugs. The findings were presented at the American Heart Association’s annual scientific session.

Medical News Today (3/24),  Cardiovascular Business online (3/23)

 

New Moms Still Wary of Exposing Infants to Peanuts - baby birth ,baby delivery ,babyhome ,birth ,birth plan ,birthing center ,birthing pool ,births ,call the midwife cast ,childbirth ,cnm ,doula ,episiotomy ,evidence based practice ,giving birth ,home birth ,hypnobirthing ,midwife ,mother and child ,natural birth ,natural birth control ,nature methods ,normal baby delivery ,normal delivery ,pregnancy books ,pregnancy stages ,pregnancy symptoms ,pregnant definition ,the midwife ,vbac ,water birth ,what is a doula ,what is a midwife ,women giving birth

New Moms Still Wary of Exposing Infants to Peanuts

Fifty-three percent of pregnant women and new mothers said that adhering to updated early peanut introduction guidelines had no or limited importance, while only 31% expressed a willingness to introduce their children to peanut-containing foods before or at around age 6 months, researchers reported in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The findings also showed that only 49% were willing to let their infants receive peanut allergy skin testing, while only 44% would allow their children to undergo an oral food challenge for peanut allergy by age 1.

HealthDay News (3/23)

 

CDC: Low Birthweight Rate Increased From 2014 to 2016 - baby birth ,baby delivery ,babyhome ,birth ,birth plan ,birthing center ,birthing pool ,births ,call the midwife cast ,childbirth ,cnm ,doula ,episiotomy ,evidence based practice ,giving birth ,home birth ,hypnobirthing ,midwife ,mother and child ,natural birth ,natural birth control ,nature methods ,normal baby delivery ,normal delivery ,pregnancy books ,pregnancy stages ,pregnancy symptoms ,pregnant definition ,the midwife ,vbac ,water birth ,what is a doula ,what is a midwife ,women giving birth

CDC: Low Birthweight Rate Increased From 2014 to 2016

The rate of US singleton babies with low birth weight rose from 6.24% in 2014 to 6.34% in 2015 and 6.44% in 2016, following a steady decline between 2006 and 2014, due to higher rates of infants with moderately low birth weight from 2014 to 2016, according to a CDC study in the agency’s NCHS Data Brief. Researchers also found that low and moderately low birth weight prevalence increased across all races from 2014 to 2016, and blacks had a more than two times higher low birth-weight rate between 2006 and 2016, compared with whites.

Physician’s Briefing/HealthDay News (3/22),  MedPage Today (free registration) (3/21)

 

More Nursing Disciplines Require a Master's or Doctoral Degree - baby birth ,baby delivery ,babyhome ,birth ,birth plan ,birthing center ,birthing pool ,births ,call the midwife cast ,childbirth ,cnm ,doula ,episiotomy ,evidence based practice ,giving birth ,home birth ,hypnobirthing ,midwife ,mother and child ,natural birth ,natural birth control ,nature methods ,normal baby delivery ,normal delivery ,pregnancy books ,pregnancy stages ,pregnancy symptoms ,pregnant definition ,the midwife ,vbac ,water birth ,what is a doula ,what is a midwife ,women giving birth

More Nursing Disciplines Require a Master’s or Doctoral Degree

Alyssa Craig, who is now completing her master’s degree in nursing, went back to school because she wanted to have a larger role in managing her patients and to become a certified midwife. “I was happy with my undergrad degree and was going to stick with that. But as I began to practice in the real world, I found that I loved the process of normal labor and that I wanted to take a larger role in managing my patients, which required me to go back to school and get a graduate degree,” Craig said.

U.S. News & World Report (3/22)

 

Study Weighs Heart Danger of Antibiotics for Older Women - baby birth ,baby delivery ,babyhome ,birth ,birth plan ,birthing center ,birthing pool ,births ,call the midwife cast ,childbirth ,cnm ,doula ,episiotomy ,evidence based practice ,giving birth ,home birth ,hypnobirthing ,midwife ,mother and child ,natural birth ,natural birth control ,nature methods ,normal baby delivery ,normal delivery ,pregnancy books ,pregnancy stages ,pregnancy symptoms ,pregnant definition ,the midwife ,vbac ,water birth ,what is a doula ,what is a midwife ,women giving birth

Study Weighs Heart Danger of Antibiotics for Older Women

A study presented at an American Heart Association meeting found that use of antibiotics for at least two months among women ages 60 or older was associated with a 27% greater risk of all-cause mortality during an eight-year period and a 58% higher risk of cardiac disease-related mortality. The findings were based on data for more than 37,000 women.

HealthDay News (3/22)

 

Antibiotics curb chronic bladder pain in study - baby birth ,baby delivery ,babyhome ,birth ,birth plan ,birthing center ,birthing pool ,births ,call the midwife cast ,childbirth ,cnm ,doula ,episiotomy ,evidence based practice ,giving birth ,home birth ,hypnobirthing ,midwife ,mother and child ,natural birth ,natural birth control ,nature methods ,normal baby delivery ,normal delivery ,pregnancy books ,pregnancy stages ,pregnancy symptoms ,pregnant definition ,the midwife ,vbac ,water birth ,what is a doula ,what is a midwife ,women giving birth

Antibiotics curb chronic bladder pain in study

A study in the International Urogynecology Journal found antibiotics reduced chronic lower urinary tract symptoms, such as bladder pain, in women. Researchers said urinary tract infections that are not detected by regular testing may be a factor in development of lower urinary tract symptoms.

United Press International (3/20)

 

Anemia doubles risk of death for pregnant women, study finds - baby birth ,baby delivery ,babyhome ,birth ,birth plan ,birthing center ,birthing pool ,births ,call the midwife cast ,childbirth ,cnm ,doula ,episiotomy ,evidence based practice ,giving birth ,home birth ,hypnobirthing ,midwife ,mother and child ,natural birth ,natural birth control ,nature methods ,normal baby delivery ,normal delivery ,pregnancy books ,pregnancy stages ,pregnancy symptoms ,pregnant definition ,the midwife ,vbac ,water birth ,what is a doula ,what is a midwife ,women giving birth

Anemia doubles risk of death for pregnant women, study finds

Researchers reviewed data gathered by the World Health Organization for 312,281 pregnancies from 29 countries and found that pregnant women with severe anemia had twice the risk of maternal mortality. The findings were published in The Lancet Global Health.

CNN (3/20)

 

 

Barriers to and Interventions that Increase Nurses’ and Parents’ Compliance With Safe Sleep Recommendations for Preterm Infants - baby birth ,baby delivery ,babyhome ,birth ,birth plan ,birthing center ,birthing pool ,births ,call the midwife cast ,childbirth ,cnm ,doula ,episiotomy ,evidence based practice ,giving birth ,home birth ,hypnobirthing ,midwife ,mother and child ,natural birth ,natural birth control ,nature methods ,normal baby delivery ,normal delivery ,pregnancy books ,pregnancy stages ,pregnancy symptoms ,pregnant definition ,the midwife ,vbac ,water birth ,what is a doula ,what is a midwife ,women giving birth

Barriers to and Interventions that Increase Nurses’ and Parents’ Compliance With Safe Sleep Recommendations for Preterm Infants

The sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) mortality rate for preterm infants born at 24 through 32 weeks gestation is three times greater than that of their term counterparts, and the rate for infants born at 33 through 36 weeks gestation is more than two times greater. Safe sleep recommendations aim to reduce sleep-related deaths, including SIDS. In a Nursing for Women’s Health article, authors identify interventions that increase compliance of nurses and of parents with safe sleep recommendations for premature infants. Read the abstract in Nursing for Women’s Health.

 

High-Flow O2 Therapy Feasible for Infants With Bronchiolitis - baby birth ,baby delivery ,babyhome ,birth ,birth plan ,birthing center ,birthing pool ,births ,call the midwife cast ,childbirth ,cnm ,doula ,episiotomy ,evidence based practice ,giving birth ,home birth ,hypnobirthing ,midwife ,mother and child ,natural birth ,natural birth control ,nature methods ,normal baby delivery ,normal delivery ,pregnancy books ,pregnancy stages ,pregnancy symptoms ,pregnant definition ,the midwife ,vbac ,water birth ,what is a doula ,what is a midwife ,women giving birth

High-Flow O2 Therapy Feasible for Infants With Bronchiolitis

A study in The New England Journal of Medicine showed that 12% of infants with bronchiolitis younger than 12 months who took high-flow oxygen therapy underwent escalation of care due to treatment failure, compared with 23% of those who received standard therapy. The findings show similar lengths of hospital stay and therapy duration between the groups.

Physician’s Briefing/HealthDay News (3/21)

 

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About the Author

Jaelin Stickels
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Jaelin married her high school sweetheart (Ted) in 1984 and is the proud mother of 3 grown children (2 boys & a girl). She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, a Master’s Degree from Georgetown and holds several other professional certifications related to health and wellness; currently, she is working on her Doctorate degree. Jaelin works as a Midwife and Nurse Practitioner with her business partner Andie Wyrick at Holistic Heritage Homebirth in the Woodlands Texas.