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

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 ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

ACOG: Perinatal mortality higher in out-of-hospital births

(HealthDay) -- The incidence of perinatal mortality appears to be higher in out-of-hospital births, according to a study conducted in Oregon and presented at the annual clinical meeting of the American College of Obstetricians ...

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

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 ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

At-risk twin pregnancies benefit from an intervention called cerclage

Women carrying twins are at higher risk for premature birth and miscarriage—those whose cervix dilates before 24 weeks are at highest risk—and yet one common treatment is not recommended for this population. A new multi-center ...

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