Twins can bring an additional set of complications during pregnancy and birth, so it is crucial for mothers expecting twins to work closely with doctors. A lawsuit recently filed by an Illinois mother illustrates the importance of closely monitoring twin babies.
Cesarean-section births recently reached an all-time high in America, but new medical guidelines indicate that we may be past the high-water mark.
Parents of a severely disabled boy with cerebral palsy are expected to recover $9 million after settling their lawsuit against the hospital where he was born.
This is the second of two posts in which we are looking at new research highlighting the different health risks that exist for mothers who are either older or younger than average.
For many Ohio mothers, it might seem like common sense that some aspects of prenatal preparation and neonatal care depends upon the age of the mother. According to new research from the University of Dublin, this is more than common sense-it is a statistical reality.
When it comes to prenatal health of mothers and infants, it is crucially important for doctors and nurses to recognize the signs of a potential complication as soon as possible. Time is often of the essence and an earlier response can have a big impact.
According to a study of more than 1 million pregnant women, expecting mothers who experience severe morning sickness are statistically more likely to develop other serious complications over the course of the pregnancy. This research has big implications for expecting mothers in Columbus and around the nation.
Our last post introduced a type of in-utero injury known as amniotic band syndrome. This condition occurs when fibrous strands break away from the amniotic sac and entwine around a fetus's limbs or fingers. The strands can constrict blood flow enough to amputate or severely damage the limb or digits.
Millions of TV viewers in Ohio and around the nation tuned into an unusual twist on the current season of the hit show "The Bachelor." Sarah Herron, one of the women competing to win the affections of Sean Lowe stands apart from the other contestants in an interesting way: she has only one full arm. Herron lost her other arm before birth as the result of a condition known as amniotic band syndrome. As a contestant on "The Bachelor," Herron is inspiring thousands of Americans with similar conditions.
Hypertension is a leading contributing factor for many pregnancy complications and birthing injuries, including preeclampsia. A new study points to yet another potential result of hypertension by concluding that the children of hypertensive mothers are likely to have lower IQ levels later in life.