Obstetrics & gynaecology

Fever during labor may present risk to mother

Intrapartum fever—fever that occurs during labor—occurs in approximately 1-2% of deliveries and is often associated with maternal and neonatal complications. But the precise reasons for the fever and its different outcomes ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Vaginal progesterone reduces the rate of preterm birth

Treatment with vaginal progesterone reduced the risk of preterm birth, neonatal complications and death in pregnant women with twins and who have a short cervix— a risk factor for preterm birth— according to a meta-analysis ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Babies born late may be at risk for complications: study

(HealthDay)—Babies born weeks after their due date may be at increased risk for complications and illness that can land them in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a new study suggests.

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Why are girl babies winning in the battle for survival?

Sexual inequality between boys and girls starts as early as in the mother's womb – but how and why this occurs could be a key to preventing higher rates of preterm birth, stillbirth and neonatal death among boys.

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