Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth

Health care providers can help women meet their goals for labor and birth by using techniques that are associated with minimal interventions and high rates of patient satisfaction.

ABSTRACT: Obstetrician–gynecologists, in collaboration with midwives, nurses, patients, and those who support them in labor, can help women meet their goals for labor and birth by using techniques that are associated with minimal interventions and high rates of patient satisfaction. Many common obstetric practices are of limited or uncertain benefit for low-risk women in spontaneousRead the article

Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping After Birth

Delayed umbilical cord clamping appears to be beneficial for term and preterm infants.

ABSTRACT: Delayed umbilical cord clamping appears to be beneficial for term and preterm infants. In term infants, delayed umbilical cord clamping increases hemoglobin levels at birth and improves iron stores in the first several months of life, which may have a favorable effect on developmental outcomes. There is a small increase in jaundice that requiresRead the article

Zika Virus – What You Need to Know

Zika virus was reported in May 2015 in South America and since then has spread throughout the Americas, including the U.S. The CDC and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) web sites maintain and update the list of areas where Zika virus transmission has been identified, including a list of U.S. states and territories where activeRead the article

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