Citations with the tag: CHILDBIRTH
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- Mother getting older--report.
Prenesti, Sam // Australian Nursing Journal; Mar1997, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p15
Reports on trends in childbirth in New South Wales. Rise in the proportion of older mothers; Number of births in 1995; Common complications; Multiple birth rates.
- Understanding congenital disorders.
Rossen, A.E. // Current Health 2; May92, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p26
Discusses the causes of congenital anomalies, sometimes called birth defects. Down syndrome; Huntington's chorea; Cystic fibrosis; Use of less judgmental terms; Slowly changing social attitudes; The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Genetic causes, or mutations; Environmental factors...
- To see your child being born is to know the meaning of yucky!
Barry, D. // Cosmopolitan; Jul89, Vol. 207 Issue 1, p90
Presents a male view on pregnancy and childbirth. Reactions; Participation; Humor.
- Alternative birth center.
Barry, D. // Children Today; Jan/Feb85, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p30
Family members worked together with medical staff to prepare a cottage on hospital grounds for a nurse-midwifery service in Hawaii. Not only does the center provide an educational opportunity for parents and health professionals, it includes children in the process of becoming families.
- American birth rates drop 1% in 2001.
Barry, D. // Kids Today; Jun2003, p6
Presents reports on birth in the U.S. from the Department of Health and Human Services for 2001. Total number of babies born in 2001; Fertility rates ; Birth rate for Hispanic women; Twin birth rate; Percentage of infants born prematurely.
- Birth rates increase for older mothers.
Barry, D. // Kids Today; Jun2003, p8
Discusses how the actual age at first or subsequent births in the U.S. for 2001 varies by state, race and ethic origin. Average age of women at first birth; Difference between the state with the highest and lowest average age of women at first birth; Ethnic group that achieved the lowest...
- Where the babies are.
Barry, D. // Kids Today; Jun2003, p8
Presents a chart showing figures on live births in the U.S. for 2001.
- The birthing project.
Festa, S.; Gregory, D. // Essence (Essence); Feb1992, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p32
Describes The Birthing Project, a Sacramento support program started by Kathryn Hall for pregnant women and young mothers. How it works; Funding; Where to find further information.
- Medication and labor.
Stehlin, Dori // FDA Consumer; Dec92, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p28
Speculates whether there is a middle ground between women who are well-prepared for enough for childbirth to handle the pain entirely without drugs and women who don't want to endure such pain at all, as well as the role the philosophy of a woman's medical care provider plays. Middle ground in...
- Birth right--or wrong?
Stehlin, Dori // Good Housekeeping; Nov92, Vol. 215 Issue 5, p96
Focuses on a study that concludes that fewer women may benefit from episiotomies than once thought. Number of women who receive episiotomies during births; Why many obstetricians perform the procedure; What to do if you are pregnant and worried about the procedure.
- The maternal-fetal dyad.
Mattingly, S.S. // Hastings Center Report; Jan/Feb92, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p13
Explores the two-patient obstetric dyad. Treating the fetus as an independent patient but continuing to regard the pregnant woman as a compound patient incorporating the fetus; The physician's ethical dilemma is often misconstrued as a conflict between the duty to benefit the fetus and the duty...
- Prenatal benefits improve birth outcomes among working Mexican women.
Hollander, D. // International Family Planning Perspectives; Jun97, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p94
Presents the findings of a study which examined birth outcomes among working women in Mexico. Women who are at risk of having an undersized infant; Information on participants in study; Percentage of participants who gave birth prematurely; Further reference to the study `The Risk of...
- Almost one in three Ugandan births are unwanted or mistimed, but few women practice contraception.
Hollander, D. // International Family Planning Perspectives; Mar98, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p46
Reports that Ugandan women can expect to have an average of almost seven births more than their mean ideal family size. Reference to findings from the 1995 Ugandan Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS); Percentage of married women in Uganda who are in polygynous unions; Estimations of the total...
- Reproductive hazards controls called too weak.
Hollander, D. // International Wildlife; Jan92, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p25
Reports that the General Accounting Office (GAO) finds federal regulations don't protect the public against substances that can cause birth defects or interfere with the ability to conceive a child. The GAO has identified 30 `high concern' environmental chemicals including alcohol, carbon...
- Search for the perfect birth.
Hollander, D. // Mother Jones; Oct85, Vol. 10 Issue 8, p32
An entire industry has sprung up to market the `perfect birth' experience for mother and child. But the author concludes, from her own experience and that of other women, that `birthing specialists' who tout the mystique of the `perfect birth' do not always have the best interests of mother and...
- In and out in L.A.
Freeman, Deborah // Mother Jones; Sep/Oct94, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p18
Reveals that Los Angeles, California has the highest birthrates of teenagers in the world. Birthrate in 1990 compared to India and China; Least progressive countries in 1991 in expanding access to family planning services.
- Birth and death.
Freeman, Deborah // New Scientist; 12/28/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1800/1801, p9
States the stark picture presented by the WHO on the risk of death associated with childbirth and pregnancy. Comparison of different regions around the world; Worst area is sub-Saharan Africa; The implications of poor health and nutritional status of women for their children.
- Parenthood delayed.
Leavitt, Caroline // Parenting; Apr98, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p159
Focuses on an individual's experience of given birth, and the effect it had on her after. Information on her blood disorder; Length of time it took her to get well; Details on her experience with her child.
- Report to Congress on out-of-wedlock childbearing released.
Smith, Sandra S.; Lancashire, Jeffrey H. // Public Health Reports; Jan/Feb96, Vol. 111 Issue 1, p95
Announces the release of a report to the US Congress on nonmarital births. Analysis of increase in out-of-wedlock childbearing; Comparative data from foreign countries; Potential causes, antecedents and remedial measures for nonmarital births.
- Birth of bytes could improve safety.
Murray, Chuck; O'Malley, Chris // Popular Science; May93, Vol. 242 Issue 5, p41
Reports that German physician Arthur Wischnik, with the help of a Cray Y-MP supercomputer, has developed a sophisticated program that simulates childbirth and could significantly improve the odds of a safe delivery for both mother and child. How system works; Future applications of the software.
- MIDWIVES IN TEXAS WIN ACQUITTAL ON MISDEMEANOR.
Murray, Chuck; O'Malley, Chris // RN; Sep92, Vol. 55 Issue 9, p15
Reports that two midwives were found not guilty of a misdemeanor criminal charge for assisting in an abnormal delivery and then suturing the mother. Details of the case; Why the case does not serve as a precedent.
- Improving the odds of a healthy birth.
Cerrato, Paul L. // RN; Sep92, Vol. 55 Issue 9, p71
Explains how a better prenatal diet can reduce the risk of several birth defects. Folic acid helps prevent spina bifida; Diabetes can lead to miscarriage or defects; Alcohol poses a double threat; Details of each.
- The home: A safe place to give birth.
DeMoya, Dorothy; Begany, Timothy // RN; Feb93, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p75
States that a home birth can be as safe as a physician-attended hospital birth if pregnancy is low-risk. Rate of perinatal death for both types; Rate of perinatal complications for both type; Citation by the American Journal of Public Health, volume 82, number 3.
Lucas, Vicki A.; Lippman, Helen // RN; Jun93, Vol. 56 Issue 6, p38
Discusses the involvement of nurses in the birthing process. Medical interventions; Rise in cesarean births; National Birth Centers; Helping women to take responsibility for their own health; Home birth interventions. INSET: CE (open book multiple choice continuing education test)..
- Childbirth choices: What to ask before you decide.
Lucas, Vicki A.; Lippman, Helen // RN; Jun93, Vol. 56 Issue 6, p41
Discusses the questions that women need to ask in making childbirth choices. Type of birth; Policy of hospitals on medical interventions; Choice of birthing centers; Considerations when giving birth at home; National Association of Childbearing Centers contact information.
- A picture-perfect birth.
Cassidy, Jean; Lippman, Helen // RN; Jun93, Vol. 56 Issue 6, p45
Presents methods in lessening anxiety during childbirth. Relaxation techniques; Birth visualization.
- Honey, its snowing again.
Trinker, Greg // Ski; Nov97, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p36
Reports on the number of births in August 1997 at the Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.
- First-baby fears.
Conroy, Kristen // Women in Business; May/Jun93, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p4
Offers six ways to alleviate fears about childbirth, outlined in `Expecting' magazine. Participation in childbirth classes; Talking to doctor about common medical practices; Knowing hospital rules; More.
- All hours of the night.
Greene, M. // Country Journal; Nov87, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p58
Recollections of midwife Pearlie Burton of Hart County, Georgia. Miss Burton recalls her techniques for relaxing mothers in labor, children she has delivered and raised on her own, and the more than 1,000 babies she delivered.
- Giving birth underwater.
Greene, M. // Newsweek; 1/16/84, Vol. 103 Issue 3, p70
The trend in medicine is to make childbearing less of a surgical procedure. The latest, and certainly the most novel and potentially most controversial method of natural childbirth is delivery underwater.
- Too many Caesareans?
Greene, M. // Newsweek; 12/31/84, Vol. 104 Issue 26, p70
Four years ago a task force appointed by the National Institutes of Health declared that the nation's obstetricians were performing too many unnecessary Caesarean sections and suggested ways to reduce the use. Yet, the obstetrical fraternity has apparently failed to take note, as more babies...
- Birth environments: Just a fad?
Greene, M. // USA Today Magazine; Jul92, Vol. 121 Issue 2566, p7
Comments on the current debate over the proper birth environment for delivering a baby. Why Warren Crosby, obstetrician/gynecologist at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center believes the issue is just a fad; Lack of scientific evidence that different birth environments influence a...
- Birth in Tipi Valley.
Greene, M. // Midwifery Matters; Autumn2005, Issue 106, p24
Presents a photo essay that chronicles the author's childbirth at the Tipi Valley in Wales.
- Unkind cuts.
Miller, Linda; Othersen, Megan // Runner's World; Feb93, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p17
Discusses the disadvantages for pregnant women who have an episiotomy, an incision made between the vagina and rectum that give the baby a bigger route out of the birth canal. Why episiotomies are unnecessary most of the time; Athletic women may need more time to distend naturally; The...
- Tales from the delivery room.
Viorst, J. // Redbook; Apr90, Vol. 174 Issue 6, p58
Recounts numerous wild, wacky and wonderful stories about giving birth, including delivering twins in a car and a husband pushing his wife off the delivery table.
- Safe in the arms of love.
Japenga, Ann // Redbook; Jul92, Vol. 179 Issue 3, p164
Tells how public health administrator Kathryn Hall, 44, founded The Birthing Project in 1988. It pairs volunteers with pregnant women in need. There are currently over 200 volunteers and the program is expanding into 40 cities in coming months. Goals; Success rates; Program background and growth.
- Special deliveries.
Martin, Gale // Redbook; Dec92, Vol. 180 Issue 2, p172
Looks at three families celebrating births this holiday season. Annette Stevenson, 32, and her husband Mark, 28, have had three sets of twins in three years; Michele Formico-Lewis, 32, and her husband Ron, 31, have triplets delivered by Michele's sister and in vitro fertilization; Sisters Karen,...
- C-section caution.
Heller, Linda // Redbook; Jun93, Vol. 181 Issue 2, p40
Reports that older first-time moms are twice as likely to end up with a cesarean. Recent study of women at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut; Speculation that both doctors and patients may be more anxious in these circumstances and more likely to assume that surgery will be necessary.
- Awaiting this year's revelation.
Baumann, P. // Commonweal; 12/20/91, Vol. 118 Issue 22, p744
Shares the author's reflections as he and his wife await the birth of their third child. Society's discomfort with a perceived large family; Impact of the moral climate created by readily-available abortion; Expectations of others that he and hiswife would not consider giving birth to a...
- The microhostage.
Cameron, Duncan // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 12/23/95, Vol. 311 Issue 7021, p1716
Dramatizes the birth canal trauma of premature fetal birth and compares it to kidnapping. An infant's experience of the world outside its mother's womb.
- Home versus hospital deliveries: Follow up study of matched pairs for procedures and outcome.
Ackermann-Liebrich, Ursula; Voegeli, Thomas // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 11/23/96, Vol. 313 Issue 7068, p1313
Evaluates procedures and outcomes between deliveries planned at home and those planned in hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. Less medication and fewer interventions for the home birth group; Incidence of perinatal death; Lack of difference with respect to gestation age or clinical condition;...
- Birth at home: An immanent power.
Hale, Christine // Mothering; Spring91, Issue 59, p70
Details the author's experience giving birth to her second child in her home. Description of the room where the author gave birth; Reason for choosing to give birth in her home; Description of her feelings.
- Behind recent delivery rumors (and roomers).
Kleiner, E. // Mothering; Winter92, Issue 62, p24
Discusses new delivery room innovations that may lead to new hospital practices. Disposing of clocks in birthing rooms at Burnaby General Hospital in British Columbia, Canada, cut the cesarean rate from 18 to 13 percent; Placing babies on mothers' abdomens after birth aids in the babys'...
- Midwifery: A resource for low-income communities.
Kleiner, E. // Mothering; Winter92, Issue 62, p24
Reports that midwifery is emerging as a practical and effective solution to the soaring infant mortality rate reported in depressed neighborhoods. Midwife-staffed birthing centers for low-income women; The needs for these birthing centers; Midwife as a companion and guide.
- Baby steps.
Kleiner, E. // New York Amsterdam News; 04/12/97, Vol. 88 Issue 15, p33
Presents a photograph showing Ashli Mitchell place her footprint on a map of the United States designating the location of Birthing Project, a national nonprofit organization committed to lowering the infant mortality.
- Born at home, naturally.
Bloyd-Peshkin, Sharon // Vegetarian Times; Dec92, Issue 184, p4
Editorial. Advocates for midwifery. Author's personal experience giving birth assisted by midwives; Direct-entry midwives; Number for Informed Homebirth/Informed Birth and Parenting.
- Midwifery: Off to a good start.
Bloyd-Peshkin, Sharon // Vegetarian Times; Dec92, Issue 184, p69
Discusses the benefits of midwife-assisted birth. Midwives take time to educate parents and consult with them in all decisions; Initial screening; Prenatal care; Labor; Delivery; Postpartum care. INSET: The return of the midwife, by S.B.P..
- A cost-saving alternative to traditional hospital maternity care.
Ford, J.L. // Human Ecology; Winter92, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p7
Offers a look at birth centers and states that they are becoming more accepted as a low-cost, low-tech choice for normal child births. Cost of birth centers; Newborn outcomes; Patient/member acceptance of CNMs (nurse midwives); Survey of participants practicing nurse-midwifery.
- Notes of an expectant father.
Cramer, S. // Yankee; Oct89, Vol. 53 Issue 10, p88
First-person account of a husband's experience at childbirth classes with his pregnant wife. What he heard, saw and learned to prepare him for childbirth.
- The island baby.
Dodson, J. // Yankee; Dec89, Vol. 53 Issue 12, p144
Opinion. Discusses a couple's wait for their baby's birth during an unsnowy winter on an island full of people awaiting a blizzard.