Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Managing pregnancy risks means healthier babies

An alternative method for obstetric care has led to lower neonatal intensive care unit admission rates, higher uncomplicated vaginal birth rates and a lower mean Adverse Outcome Index (AOI) score, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and published in this month’s issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The alternative method, known as Active Management of Risk in Pregnancy at Term, uses “risk-based preventative labor induction to ensure that each pregnant woman enters labor at a gestational age that maximizes her chance for vaginal delivery,” says lead researcher, James M. Nicholson, MD, assistant professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at Penn.

“Over the past decade, the rates of cesarean delivery have climbed above 30 percent,” says Nicholson. “Cesarean delivery, when compared with vaginal delivery, is associated with higher rates of postpartum hemorrhage, major postpartum infection and hospital readmission."'

10 Comments:

At June 4, 2008 at 12:30 AM, Blogger Sapna Anu B.George said...

you seems to be an expert.............thanks for the information.

 
At June 4, 2008 at 1:04 AM, Blogger Marja said...

Interesting although I don't know exactly what obstretic care involves. Managing pregnancy risks?
It is good that they try to induce because of course is the natural way safer.

 
At June 4, 2008 at 5:25 AM, Blogger Macadamia The Nut said...

Umm, dumb question.. but .. what exactly is Obstetric care?

 
At June 5, 2008 at 7:47 AM, Blogger The Horny Bitch said...

Whatever it is, it means PAIN!!!

 
At June 9, 2008 at 8:05 AM, Blogger Priya said...

Interesting:)

Dropped in to say to thank you for visiting my blog and sorry for the late reply.

 
At June 14, 2008 at 1:01 AM, Blogger GMG said...

Quite interesting!
Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter, which is now landed in Santiago de Compostela, Spain! Hope you enjoy, and have a nice weekend!

 
At June 14, 2008 at 11:12 PM, Blogger Call for coexistence said...

oh my god
it is a catastrophe
we should ask God wellness

 
At June 16, 2008 at 11:23 AM, Blogger K.C. said...

Just popping in and scrolling through your blog... Laughed out loud when reading your previous blog... Loved the thought of screaming at a garden snake.. Made my day!

Seems like you will have a wonderful summer if you get most of that done! Kayce

 
At June 18, 2008 at 4:09 AM, Blogger iriz said...

such an informative post. thanks for the input ;0)

 
At July 2, 2008 at 11:20 PM, Blogger KB said...

Thanks for sharing, very informative and thanks for visiting my blog. I'll be back.

 

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