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Birth News Roundup: Feb 26, 2014

The biggest news in birth over the last week: wait!!! So hopeful that the newest guidelines from ACOG and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine will be taken to heart and that we will see a clear reduction in the primary cesarean rate within the next few years.

Here are other stories and tidbits that I thought you might find interesting:
 
FERTILITY
Acupuncture technique ‘creates the right conditions’ for conceiving babies
Kite was working in private practice in London in the early 1990s when a woman in her early 40s came for hay fever relief, not mentioning that she been trying for a baby for years. Three sessions later, she was pregnant and she referred two other friends who also went on to conceive.
Irish Times http://bit.ly/1fQtmFQ

Number of babies born with IVF assistance is up, multiple births down, report says
"There's been some real progress cutting down the amount of twins," said Dr. James Goldfarb, medical director of the Fertility Center at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center.

Even more significant is the fact that the decline in triplets and other multiples has remained steady, he said.

"It's so important; those babies often have a lot of problems," he said. "Many will show up with cognitive or physical disorders." The chance of having a child with cerebral palsy is more than 20 times higher with a triplet birth than a singleton birth, he said.
cleveland.com http://bit.ly/1fRKHOy

PREGNANCY
Potential first-ever drug for preeclampsia begins late-stage testing
A Framingham company is planning a late-stage trial of what it hopes will be the first-ever drug to treat the potentially deadly pregnancy disease, preeclampsia.

First described by Hippocrates around 400 B.C., preeclampsia has been fatal to mothers and babies for centuries, surfacing in the World War I-era PBS drama, “Downton Abbey.” While it is known to cause a rapid rise in blood pressure that may lead to seizure, stroke or organ failure, Yann Echelard, CEO of rEVO Biologics, said that as yet, nobody knows the exact cause of preeclampsia.
Boston Business Journal http://bit.ly/1fNpVn1

BIRTH
New guidelines preach patience in the delivery room
Show more patience in the delivery room: That’s the prescription being given to the nation’s obstetricians.
New guidelines say doctors should give otherwise healthy women more time to deliver their babies vaginally before assuming that labor has stalled.
Delaware Online http://delonline.us/1foGa5l

And another one on the same topic:
No need to rush for Caesarean-section, study urges
Obstetricians are being told to show more patience in the delivery room.

New guidelines say doctors should give otherwise healthy women more time to deliver their babies vaginally before assuming that labour has stalled. The recommendations are the latest in years of efforts to prevent unnecessary cesarean sections.

“Labour takes a little longer than we may have thought,” said Dr Aaron Caughey, who co-authored the guidelines for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

The recommendations are being published jointly by two groups of pregnancy specialists — ACOG and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine — amid growing concern that C-sections are overused.
Standard Digital News http://bit.ly/1fNrp0C

Sharing this next article for two reasons:
1 – demonstrates once again that a cesarean should be done judiciously when the benefits clearly outweigh the risks
2 – if you are a parent of a cesearean-delivery baby for what ever reason, being aware of the potential long-term health effects may help you make the choices that keep your child well

C-Section Birth May Raise Risk of Adult Obesity: Study
Previous studies have suggested that long-term health effects linked to cesarean births include childhood asthma and type 1 diabetes, the news release noted. In examining a possible link between this surgical procedure and obesity, the researchers analyzed information compiled from 15 studies that included more than 38,000 women from 10 different countries.

The new review, published Feb. 26 in PLoS ONE, found that the average body-mass index (BMI) of adults born by cesarean section was about one-half unit greater than the average BMI of babies born vaginally. BMI is a measurement of body fat that takes height and weight into account.

It should be noted that the study found an association between cesarean birth and increased odds of being overweight or obese in adulthood, but it didn't prove cause-and-effect.
Philly.com http://bit.ly/1krhRsw

POSTPARTUM
Postpartum weight loss in breastfeeding mothers – Part 2
The review of postpartum weight loss combined results from studies to determine if diet and/or exercise affected breastfeeding. Authors of the review concluded that, for those who only dieted, there was no effect on milk volume, compared to those who did not diet. Women who exercised did not have any difference in milk volume, nor was there any difference in their infants’ weight gain compared to women who did not exercise. For women who engaged in a program with diet and exercise, there was no difference in milk volume or the likelihood of exclusively versus partially breastfeeding compared to women who had usual care. There was also no difference in the women’s infants’ weight or length gain. These results were only based on four studies in which women were exclusively breastfeeding, and none of these studies examined breastfeeding duration, so there is a need for more research in this area.

From the evidence available, it does not seem that diet and/or exercise negatively affects milk volume in postpartum mothers.
 MSU Extension http://bit.ly/1fNtfyu
NOTE: Issue of immunity is not addressed in this article, simply volume: “some prior studies have found no effect of a mother who exercises and her milk production or composition; however other studies have found increased levels of lactic acid in the mother’s milk following exercise, which may affect taste and immune qualities of the milk.”

BABY
Extra caffeine helps premature kids with breathing problems
Caffeine has long been used to treat premature infants with breathing problems. But Karamchandani found extending treatment to 35 and 36 weeks rather than the customary 34 weeks reduced the number of hypoxia episodes by as much as 50 percent.
 Pittsburgh Business Times http://bit.ly/1fQpncq

Having a Twin Linked with Anorexia, Puzzling Researchers
"I don't have a very good explanation for why twins or triplets seem to be at high risk for anorexia," Goodman told Live Science. "It's truly a bit of a mystery to me."

The findings are even counterintuitive, because the study showed having a sibling (other than a twin) tended to protect against developing anorexia, Goodman said.
...
The risk of another eating disorder, bulimia, was higher in babies born with a high birth weight, according to the study. This is a more expected result, because high birth weight is linked to childhood obesity, and being overweight in childhood is a risk factor for bulimia, Goodman said. The researchers were not able to account for all the factors that might explain the findings, such as stress during pregnancy or early feeding habits. It's also possible that genetic factors might predispose a child to a high birth weight, as well as bulimia, Goodman said.

Future research is needed to confirm the findings, and to determine the underlying explanation for the links, Goodman said.
 LiveScience http://bit.ly/1fRLBuB

BREASTFEEDING
5 hidden benefits of comfort suckling or nursing
Breastfeeding is important for your baby. It nourishes nurtures and helps your baby bond with you. But at times some babies tend to suckle more than the usual, even if their hunger is satisfied. Many term this prolonged suckling as comfort suckling or comfort nursing.
Comfort nursing is often noticed during the initial days after the birth. Many doctors’ advice mothers against such a practice and to limit the duration of the feeds. But there are also practitioners and experts who believe that comfort suckling is as important for the baby as it is to breastfeed.

Just like breastfeeding helps your baby to get all the vital nutrients and food, comfort suckling helps your baby to receive all the emotional support needed to feel secure out of the womb.
The Health Site http://bit.ly/1fNsF3J

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It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult her or his healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation.  Krystyna and Bruss Bowman and Bowman House, LLC accept no liability for the content of this site, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.  This blog contains information about our classes available in Chandler, AZ and Payson, AZ and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.
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