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Predicting premature births

Medical professionals may have a new tool for identifying mothers who are at risk for delivering preterm. Early delivery is a significant threat to the health of an infant. Roughly three-quarters of infant deaths are attributable to preterm delivery. The ability to predict and take steps to alleviate these and

C-sections may create unforeseen future complications

In many scenarios Cesarean section deliveries are life saving procedures for the infant and sometimes for the mother. But a recent report highlights a growing risk associated with subsequent pregnancies for mothers who have had a prior C-section delivery. The condition known as placenta accrete occurs when the placenta attaches

Woman who control epidural dosing use less

A new study indicates that women who are given control of the amount of medication administered by an epidural use less than women who are administered a continuous amount. This revelation is important as the higher levels of the medications provided by an epidural are associated with an increased instance

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