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  • New and largest study finds home birth safe for most women
    New and largest study finds home birth safe for most women
    On January 30, 2014, the largest-yet study[1] examining planned midwife-attended home births in the U.S. affirmed the consensus of medical literature that home birth attended by a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) it is a safe option for most...
  • Join UnBreaking Birth
    Join UnBreaking Birth
    The U.S. Maternity care system has been terribly broken for too long and weneed new waystoquickly and effectively communicate with the public about these problems and the way forward.Today, Maryland Families for Safe Birth unveiled a new project...
  • UnBreaking Birth
    UnBreaking Birth: a free local event about fixing our birth care system
    What if something is deeply wrong with our childbirth system?Highly-trained specialists working in well-equipped hospitals manage most births. Seen this way, one might assume that our system is safe, evidence-based, and effective. One might...
  • Pregnant young woman doing diabetes test
    Pre-pregnancy diabetes poses a triple risk for MRSA
    Pre-pregnancy diabetes carries an increased during labor and deliveryMethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by a strain of staph bacteria that's become resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat...
  • Smiling woman in hospital bed, from Fertility & Pregnancy
    Six Chicagoland hospitals with great women's health programs
    This fall, women's health programs in the United States received national attention as Becker's Hospital Review compiled and published its list of "100 Hospitals With Great Women's Health Programs."Becker's Hospital...
  • Disservice to children and parents: the American Academy of Pediatrics is wrong
    Disservice to children and parents: the American Academy of Pediatrics is wrong
    The American Academy of Pediatrics recent 2012 policy statement on circumcision suffers from a wide range of critical problems. This statement misleads parents, ignores the needs and rights of children, and puts pressure on physicians who do not...
  • Generalized 3 Hz spike and wave discharges in a child with childhood absence epilepsy
    Preterm birth indicative of later epilepsy
    Alabama has consistently received an F or a D rating from the March of Dimes analysis of preterm births.Alabama has a 12.7 percent preterm birth rate according to the latest statistics from the March of Dimes. There are approximately 50,000 people...
  • Circumcision: an elephant in the hospital
    Circumcision: an elephant in the hospital
    What is infant circumcision? Why is the practice common in U.S. hospitals and not in other countries? What does it remove and how does that affect the child? Does scientific data suggest that circumcision has benefits? What are the potential...
  • Pregnancy and sleep
    Being Pregnant With RLS May Reoccur Later
    Women with restless leg syndrome(RLS) during pregnancy seem to face a higher risk for developing a chronic form of RLS later on in life or face the same symptoms during other pregnancies. This new research has been published in yesterdays issue of...
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