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Cesarean section rates vary widely in United States

A study in Health Affairs found that cesarean rates vary tenfold across hospitals, from 7.1% to 69.9%. “Cesarean delivery rates vary tenfold among US...

Study: Delaying childbirth may reduce risk of aggressive form of breast cancer

Younger women who wait at least 15 years after their first menstrual period to give birth to their first child may reduce their risk...

From our readers…Negative effects of shackling pregnant incarcerated women

The author advocates for more respectful treatment of pregnant women who are incarcerated.

Stroke in pregnancy on the rise

A study published by Stroke found that the number of strokes in pregnant women has risen, especially for those in the postpartum period. Read...

FDA clears test for recent infection with toxoplasmosis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first test to help determine whether a pregnant woman or a person with swollen...

Baby deliveries scheduled too soon, says new Leapfrog report

The Leapfrog Group has released a new report stating that thousands of babies are electively scheduled for delivery too early, resulting in a higher...

Pregnant women and drug trials

Read a thoughtful essay from Melinda Wenner Moyer on clinical trials in women who are pregnant: http://blogs.plos.org/bodypolitic/2011/01/06/why-pregnant-women-deserve-drug-trials/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+plos%2Fblogs%2Fmain+%28Blogs+-+Main%29.

Q&A with the Executive Director of AWHONN

In May, we celebrate Nurses’ Week, Women’s Health Week, and Mother’s Day. In the spirit of these celebrations, we asked Joseph C. Isaacs, CAE,...

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