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Scheduled deliveries raise risks for mothers, do not benefit newborns

Inducing labor without a medical reason is associated with negative outcomes for the mother, including increased rates of cesarean delivery, greater blood loss and an extended length of stay in the hospital, and does not provide any benefit for the ...

Study finds that electronic fetal heart rate monitoring greatly reduces infant...

SAN FRANCISCO (February 12, 2011) -- In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that prove that the use of feta...

Use of alcohol-free antibacterial mouth-rinse is associated with decrease in preterm...

SAN FRANCISCO (February 11, 2011) -- In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that use of non alcoh...

Study finds preterm birth clinic attendence leads to major reduction in...

SAN FRANCISCO (February 11, 2011) -- In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that when women at hi...

Third trimester group B streptococcus test doesn’t accurately predict presence during...

SAN FRANCISCO (February 11, 2011) -- In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that many women are h...

Study finds even with fetal lung maturity, babies delivered prior to...

SAN FRANCISCO (February 11, 2011) -- In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that despite fetal pu...

SMFM highlights significance of spina bifida research findings

SAN FRANCISCO (February 10, 2011) -- More than two thousand physicians, some of the top obstetric/gynecologists in the world who specialize in maternal-fetal medicine, especially high risk pregnancies, gathered today for their annual meeting in Sa...

Use of 17-hydroxyprogesterone doesn’t reduce rate of preterm delivery or complications...

SAN FRANCISCO (February 10, 2011) -- In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that the use of the h...

Study finds that folate does not offer protection against preterm delivery

SAN FRANCISCO (February 10, 2011) -- In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that folate intake be...

Study finds magnesium sulfate may offer protection from cerebral palsy

SAN FRANCISCO (February 10, 2011) -- In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that showed that in rats, the u...

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