A recent study published in Health Affairs suggests that giving birth in U.S. hospitals may be a more dangerous proposition than was previously thought. According to the study, some 13 percent of women, or about 550,000, suffer serious bleeding, infections, blood clots and other serious complications each year. That puts complication rates during childbirth at…Read More
Serious Complication Rates of Giving Birth on Par With Heart Surgery in the U.S.
A new scientific review is claiming that women who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s) while pregnant may have a greater risk of pregnancy complications. Those complications can include birth defects, miscarriage, and pre-term birth, as well as more long-term problems such as autism. While some in the mental health field have panned the study,…Read More
Prenatal Infection Prevention Month Advocates Awareness of Life-Threatening Infections for Unborn Children
1 in 4 women is infected with potentially dangerous Group B Strep (GBS) while they are pregnant, yet many aren’t aware they are infected or never even hear of this common infection until it is too late for their unborn baby. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is…Read More