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.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Newborn death rates improve, gap closing for Indigenous babies

Australia is one of the safest places in the world to give birth. However, almost 1 in 100 pregnancies at or beyond 20 weeks gestation ends with the death of a baby, according to a new report from UNSW and the Australian ...

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 ...

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