Amy Lam, who prematurely gave birth in her bathroom, bled to death after a series of surgical procedures at Harlem Hospital Center. Now her family has accused the hospital of malpractice and negligence. 12 more words
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Women in rural Canada have twice the risk of some life-threatening complications when they give birth, compared to urban women, a new study suggests.
The researchers found that rural mothers were twice as likely to have potentially life-threatening conditions such as eclampsia (serious seizures in women during pregnancy or childbirth), obstetric shock and rupture or tearing of the uterus, or breakdown of a uterine scar, compared with their urban counterparts. 197 more words
Saskatoon rheumatologist Jodie Reis didn’t waste any time going back to work after giving birth to her son in July.
Instead of taking the year-long maternity leave available in many workplaces, she was gone just eight weeks — and when she returned she brought little Wyatt with her. 741 more words
An Edmonton hospital and a Calgary university are joining forces to expand research into mental health issues faced by women during and after pregnancy.
“We are well positioned to be a leader in Canada … but we need to listen to the science,” said Dawn Kingston, who was announced Wednesday as the Lois Hole Hospital for Women Cross-Provincial Chair in Perinatal Mental Health. 231 more words
Marlene Dray believes the intense media spotlight that celebrities are under to determine if they are drinking water or wine when they’re rumoured to be pregnant shows growing awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). 482 more words