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The Roundup #56

I’ve spent the weekend reorganizing the furniture in my house so that it works a little better and feels new and fresh, enjoying the new OK Go music video… 145 more words

New Alberta program helps give C-section babies equal opportunity for cuddles

It’s common practice for conventional deliveries: baby is placed on mom’s bare chest, immediately after birth. But for babies born by caesarian section, “skin to skin” in the operating room hasn’t usually been an option. 358 more words

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St. Paul's Hospital program aims to reduce rate of C-section infections

Early Tuesday morning, Tracy Wu will give birth to her third child.

“I’m hoping for a girl, if I can, but a healthy baby is the best thing,” she said. 337 more words

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Cochrane Pregnacy & Childbirth...what's new

Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth is making the results of reviews more accessible by creating ‘visual summaries’ of the following topics:

  • ‘Turning babies’ relates to their review on External cephalic version for breech presentation at term…
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Tokophobia - Therese's story

When I was a young nurse I worked in a hospital with a maternity unit.  I was sent there for a six week rotation and got put into the labour ward.

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Azithromycin Prophylaxis for Cesarean Delivery

Rothaus, C. The New England Journal of Medicine. Published online: September 29th 2016

Cesarean delivery is the most common major surgical procedure and is associated with a rate of surgical-site infection (including endometritis and wound infection) that is 5 to 10 times the rate for vaginal delivery.

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Maternal vitamin D deficiency and fetal distress/birth asphyxia: a population-based nested case–control study

Lindqvist, P.G. et al. BMJ Open. Published online: 22 September 2016

Objective: Vitamin D deficiency causes not only skeletal problems but also muscle weakness, including heart muscle.

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