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Laugh-Out-Loud Video on Breastfeeding in Public

On a lighter note, here’s a video that should tickle your funnybone.

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ASA Moves Toward Supporting Eating in Labor

A Giving Birth with Confidence post discusses a press release put out by the American Society of Anesthesiologists entitled “Most Healthy Women Would Benefit from Light Meal During [...]

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Updated ACOG Practice Bulletin Recommends Vaginal Instrumental Delivery to Avoid Cesarean

As is usual, the American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists hasn’t made its guidelines publically available. A Medscape article, however, states that the Bulletin affirms the [...]

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Part 2: Suspected Big Baby? Ignorance Is Bliss

Close on the heels of the previous study comes a Medscape report on a study of the effects of a  large-for-gestational-age (LGA) diagnosis, meaning the baby’s estimated weight is in the [...]

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Part 1: Suspected Big Baby? Ignorance Is Bliss

“Perceptions of fetal size influence interventions in pregnancy, BU study finds,” reads the EurekAlert article title. This is hardly breaking news, as every other study of suspected [...]

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U.S. Army Issues Breastfeeding Policy

CNN reports on the Army’s new breastfeeding policy. The article also provides links to the Air Force and Navy policies.

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Administering Antibiotics During Labor Has Long-Term Effects on Baby’s Gut Microbiome

Two-Minute Medicine summarizes a study finding that administering antibiotics during labor alters bacterial colonization in the infant’s gut  compared with babies of mothers not receiving [...]

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RCOG Releases New VBAC Guidelines

The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists has published updated VBAC guidelines based on studies published between 2003 and February 2015. The guidelines are more extensive and [...]

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Leapfrog Group Publishes Hospital-Specific 2014 Cesarean Rates in U.S. Low-risk 1st-Time Mothers

The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit organization promoting hospital safety standards, has published 2014 cesarean rates by hospital in low-risk 1st-time mothers (> 37 wk, one, head-down baby)—and [...]

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