Pediatrics

Perinatal mortality rates remain unchanged from 2014 to 2016

(HealthDay)—Rates of perinatal mortality remained unchanged from 2014 to 2016, according to an August data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

Pediatrics

Study finds higher risks for babies born at the weekend

Babies born in English NHS hospitals at the weekend have a slightly greater risk of death within the first seven days, compared with those born during the week, finds a study in The BMJ today.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study links midwifery experience to survival chances of babies

University of Otago researchers have found strong evidence that levels of midwifery experience in New Zealand are associated with baby mortality. The study has been published today in the International Journal of Gynecology ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Higher mortality tied to planned vaginal breech delivery

(HealthDay)—Perinatal mortality and morbidity is significantly higher with planned vaginal breech delivery compared with planned cesarean delivery, according to a review published online July 29 in BJOG: An International ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Unplanned births out-of-hospital increases risk of infant mortality

New research reveals that unplanned births out-of-hospital in Norway are associated with higher infant mortality. The findings published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation ...

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