She is in the News…

Every week we scour the internet looking for news articles and/or videos related to women’s and baby’s health issues we think you may be interested in.  We put them all in one post each week, so you can spend your valuable time reading and learning and not searching.  You’re welcome!

This Weeks Headlines

 

 

What Do Doulas Really Do?

What Do Doulas Really Do?

A doula is a person “experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother before, during, or just after childbirth” (Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus 1993).  Find out more about the role of Doulas and if they could help you.

Midwifery Today Magazine Spring 2018

 

CDC: Preterm Births Increased in United States During 2014-2016

CDC: Preterm Births Increased in United States During 2014-2016

A report from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics showed the preterm birth rate in the US increased from 9.57% to 9.85% from 2014 to 2016. The increase mainly was due to more late preterm births, particularly those at 36 weeks.

Physician’s Briefing/HealthDay News (6/13)

 

Oral Fluconazole for Thrush in Pregnancy Doesn't Up Stillbirth

Oral Fluconazole for Thrush in Pregnancy Doesn’t Up Stillbirth

A Scandinavian study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found one or two doses of oral fluconazole to treat vaginal candidiasis during pregnancy was not linked with increased risk of stillbirth or neonatal death. There was no difference in results using dosages greater or less than 300 milligrams.

Medscape (free registration) (6/12)

 

Connecticut Takes Small Step Toward Supporting Maternal Mortality Review

Connecticut Takes Small Step Toward Supporting Maternal Mortality Review

A bill signed into law by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy creates a Maternal Mortality Review Program to conduct a multidisciplinary review of maternal deaths in the state. There were eight pregnancy-related deaths between 2011 and 2014 in Connecticut.

CTNewsJunkie.com (Conn.) (6/13)

 

C-Sections Not Tied to Overweight Children

C-Sections Not Tied to Overweight Children

Children born by cesarean deliveries had a similar likelihood of developing obesity at age 5 as their siblings who were born vaginally, according to a study in JAMA Pediatrics. Reducing cesarean delivery rates will not have a big effect on obesity rates, said lead researcher Sheryl Rifas-Shiman.

The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (6/12)

 

Diabetes Exposure in Womb Tied to Later-Life T2D

Diabetes Exposure in Womb Tied to Later-Life T2D

Having gestational or type 2 diabetes during pregnancy increased the risk that children would develop type 2 diabetes by age 30, compared with not having diabetes, according to a Canadian study in JAMA Pediatrics . Researchers also found a faster time to type 2 diabetes among children with in utero diabetes exposure.

MedPage Today (free registration) (6/11)

 

The ‘Perfect Storm’: Redirecting Family Planning Funds Could Undercut STD Fight

The ‘Perfect Storm’: Redirecting Family Planning Funds Could Undercut STD Fight

Public health experts are concerned that rule changes proposed by the HHS for Title X funding would hamper federal efforts to reduce sexually transmitted diseases. David Harvey of the National Coalition of STD Directors said changes that would require family planning services to be physically and financially separate from abortion services could lead family planning clinics to stop taking Title X funding, which could reduce resources for STD testing, treatment and outreach.

Kaiser Health News (6/12)

 

More U.S. kids unvaccinated in states that allow non-medical exemptions

More U.S. kids unvaccinated in states that allow non-medical exemptions

The number of children in kindergarten who didn’t receive recommended immunizations due to their parents’ philosophical or religious beliefs rose in 12 of 18 states that permitted nonmedical exemptions between 2009-2010 and 2016-2017, researchers reported in PLOS Medicine. The findings also showed that eight of the top 10 counties with the highest prevalence of nonmedical exemptions were in Idaho.

Reuters (6/12),  The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (6/12)

 

Wide international variation in survival for periviable neonates

Wide international variation in survival for periviable neonates

Researchers found that the international prevalence of 28-day survival among extremely preterm infants born at 22 weeks to 25 weeks of gestation had the widest variation when all live births were used as the denominator, with rates ranging from 1.8% to 22.3% among those born at 22 weeks’ gestation. However, the findings in Pediatrics, based on data from the US and six other developed countries, showed that such variations decreased when stillbirths or live births who survived over 12 hours of life were considered in the denominator.

2 Minute Medicine (6/13)

 

 

Maternal and Child Health // Panel: Managing Maternal Health

ACNM Board Member Patricia O. Loftman, CNM, LM, MS, FACNM, participated in an important panel discussion on Capitol Hill, “Maternal and Child Health: Tackling Disparities, Improving Outcomes,” with other leading maternal health advocates including Lisa S. Hollier, M.D., president of ACOG. If you missed the livestream, you can watch the event here.

 

 

JOINT STATEMENT OF PRACTICE RELATIONS BETWEEN OBSTETRICIAN/GYNECOLOGISTS AND CERTIFIED NURSE-MIDWIVES/CERTIFIED MIDWIVES

JOINT STATEMENT OF PRACTICE RELATIONS BETWEEN OBSTETRICIAN/GYNECOLOGISTS AND CERTIFIED NURSE-MIDWIVES/CERTIFIED MIDWIVES

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American College of NurseMidwives (ACNM) affirm our shared goal of safe women’s health care in the United States through the promotion of evidence-based models provided by obstetricians-gynecologists (ob-gyns), certified nursemidwives (CNMs), and certified midwives (CMs). ACOG and ACNM believe health care is most effective when it occurs in a system that facilitates communication across care settings and among clinicians. Obgyns and CNMs/CMs are experts in their respective fields of practice and are educated, trained, and licensed independent clinicians who collaborate depending on the needs of their patients…

Read the full statement here:

http://midwife.org/ACNM/files/ACNMLibraryData/UPLOADFILENAME/000000000224/ACNM-College-Policy-Statement-(June-2018).pdf

 


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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.