A Good Birth

A Good Birth

Drawing on a landmark study involving more than one hundred pregnant women and mothers, a renowned OB/GYN synthesizes the secrets to a good birth—medically and emotionally. Most doctors are trained to think of a “good” birth only in terms of its medical success. But Dr. Anne Lyerly knows firsthand that there are many other important […]

Incidence and Associated Risk Factors of Birth Fractures in the Newborns (Clinical Report)

Incidence and Associated Risk Factors of Birth Fractures in the Newborns (Clinical Report)

Byline: Seyed Abdolhossein Mehdi Nasab – Email: [email protected], Sadri Vaziri, Hamid Reza Arti and Rouhollah Najafi Objective: The term of birth fracture (BF) is used to describe the skeletal fracture that newborns suffer during delivery and birth process. The aim of this study was to determine the types and incidence of BF in two teaching […]

Risks for Preterm Delivery and Low Birth Weight are Independently Increased by Severity of Maternal Anaemia (Original Articles) (Report)

Risks for Preterm Delivery and Low Birth Weight are Independently Increased by Severity of Maternal Anaemia (Original Articles) (Report)

Anaemia is the most widespread nutritional disorder in the world, affecting 30% of the global population, and is even more prevalent among pregnant women. Massawe et al. showed that 65% of pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Dar es Salaam were anaemic; (1) this constitutes a public health problem that requires attention. Anaemia has a […]

Vaginal Birth After Caesarian Section - A Revisit (Report)

Vaginal Birth After Caesarian Section – A Revisit (Report)

ABSTRACT Background: vaginal delivery after caesarian section needs to be encouraged in patients who are willing to do it but with proper care and under expert care. Success rates of labour after caesarian section are also varied with differently reported mild risk of uterine rupture. This study was done to evaluate the patients undergoing vaginal […]

The Birth of the Clinic

The Birth of the Clinic

In the eighteenth century, medicine underwent a mutation. For the first time, medical knowledge took on a precision that had formerly belonged only to mathematics. The body became something that could be mapped. Disease became subject to new rules of classification. And doctors begin to describe phenomena that for centuries had remained below the threshold […]

Issues in Nutrient Supplementation of Breast-Milk Fed Low Birth Weight Infants (Commentary) (Clinical Report)

Issues in Nutrient Supplementation of Breast-Milk Fed Low Birth Weight Infants (Commentary) (Clinical Report)

Of the 20.6 million low birth weight (LBW) infants born every year, about 8 million are born in India (1). Low birth weight is the most important risk factor for neonatal mortality, contributing to about three quarters of neonatal deaths in India (2). In order to survive through infancy, LBW infants need additional care particularly […]