At birth, a newborn baby is still attached to its mother through the umbilical cord, which is either cut very early – within the first 60 seconds – or later, with some women opting to wait until after the cord … Continue reading →
“Despite a health care system that outspends those in the rest of the world, infants and mothers fare worse in the U.S. than in many other industrialized nations. The infant mortality rate in Canada is 25 percent lower than it … Continue reading →
“The U.S. infant mortality rate, an important measure of a country’s overall health, fell just a little bit in 2010, federal health researchers reported Wednesday. Birth defects and low birth weight were the two leading causes of newborn death, the … Continue reading →
Gravity makes apples fall from trees and babies drop into position. “Staying upright during first stage labour reduces the chance of having a caesarean by 29 per cent, a new study has found. An updated Cochrane Review of evidence on … Continue reading →
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For years, babies born after a pregnancy lasting 37 to 42 weeks have been considered to be on time, or “term.” But a group of U.S. doctors is now separating deliveries that happen during that … Continue reading →
According to a recent study reported by ABC News, For women who are pregnant, as little as 20 minutes of exercise three times per week can advance a newborn’s brain activity. You can read the full article Here.
-News Release from CDC – Premature births, low birth weight and c-sections on the rise: The Cesarean delivery rate rose 3 percent in 2006 to 31.1 percent of all births, a record high. The C-section rate has risen 50 percent since … Continue reading →