Obstetrics & gynaecology

Vaginal delivery as safe as cesarean for most early preterm births

Vaginal delivery for early preterm fetuses presenting head first, or vertex presentation, had a high rate of success with no difference in neonatal mortality compared to cesarean delivery, a new study published in the American ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Blood test detects Down syndrome during pregnancy

(HealthDay) -- A second company reports that it has developed a prenatal blood test to detect Down syndrome, potentially providing yet another option for pregnant women who want to know whether their unborn child has the ...

Medications

Widespread use of medications among pregnant women reported

Researchers from Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Harvard School of Public Health, have reported widespread and increasing medication ...

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