For ages, doctors have prescribed bed rest to women with high risk pregnancies. Yet there’s no evidence that it actually works, and most doctors are aware of this fact. What’s more, a recent study, published in the latest issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, suggests that bed rest may even complicate matters for both mother and baby.
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During her 20th week of pregnancy, Savannah Perry, learned that her daughter had a cyst on the left lung. After further examination, doctors determined that Lake wouldn’t be able to breathe once she was born.
Extending the gestational time, even by days or weeks, can improve the overall outcome of a preterm delivery; a recent study indicates that DHA supplements taken during pregnancy may give some mothers those few extra, precious days.
Mother of six, Natasha Tane, was 30 weeks pregnant when she ended up needing the services of the Northland Electricity rescue helicopter. While passing through the clouds, thousands of feet in the air, her daughter was born aboard that emergency flight.
In July of last year, Kelsie Hemmings was at her local Tesco, buying a drink, when she realized that her waters had ruptured. Hemorrhaging and having already delivered her baby’s umbilical cord, Kelsie was rushed to a specialist unit at Chelsea and Westminister Hospital.
Mother Defies Medical Odds by Giving Birth to Two Babies within a Year, Despite the Use of Contraceptives
Two out of three of 26-year-old Claire Ormrod’s children had been born prematurely. Because of that, she took contraceptives to avoid pregnancy. Of course, she had taken contraceptives with all three of her previous pregnancies, so even despite her best efforts, Claire became pregnant two more times.
A Mexican woman who recently gave birth to sextuplets prematurely is now facing those odds and the entire world is watching, waiting and hoping for the best.
Being born prematurely carries a number of risks, many of which could last a lifetime. New research, conducted by Dr. Julia Pitcher and Dr. Michael Ridding from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Institute has found yet another possible long-term complication: brain development problems could directly affect memory and learning abilities into the teenage years, and possibly for the duration of life.
For as long as most can remember, women have heard the phrase, “You’re eating for two now.” But according to health care professionals like Professor Wayne Cutfield, this saying carries some loaded risks for the unborn child – risks that can carry on into adulthood.
It’s a well-known fact that being born prematurely often comes with its own set of health risks, but who could have guessed that being born prematurely could end up affecting the pregnancy of a woman decades later? That’s what researchers from the Sainte-Justine University Hospital and Research, University of Montreal found in a recent study.
here are certain instances in which delivering early is considered a better alternative than carrying to term, namely when the mother is found to have pre-eclampsia – a condition of high blood pressure that carries risks to both mother and baby. And there are others that are still up for debate, for example, cases in which the mother is diagnosed with gestational diabetes or when there aren’t sufficient fluids in the womb.
In vitro fertilization is often a last resort for couples who want to conceive. While there are other ways to experience parenthood, such as surrogacy or adoption, no other options exist for experiencing pregnancy or birth. For this reason alone, couples may often be more desperate to try any measures possible to conceive
Christine Bolden was well-known for her intuition and ability to predict the ending of movies by those that were closest to her. To the rest of the world, however, she is a mother that delivered two little miracles, even after her brain gave out.