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Families and Physicians Debate the True Meaning of Brain Death - Daily Beast

ICAN in the News - Tue, 01/14/2014 - 4:49am

Families and Physicians Debate the True Meaning of Brain Death
Daily Beast
Somewhere in the middle of the spectrum resides coma, which is characterized by lack of both awareness and wakefulness even though some cortical and brainstem activity persists. Comatose .... In the speeches, Thomas Bach, President of the International ...

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Pregnancy with twins can be challenging - Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

VBAC in the News - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 6:10pm

Pregnancy with twins can be challenging
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
In the United States, twins occur in one out of every 35 births. ... In contrast, identical twins develop from a single egg that cleaves, or splits, after it is fertilized. ... It can help determine whether it will be safest for you to deliver ...

VBAC vs. C-Section - Oye! Times

VBAC in the News - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 4:40pm

VBAC vs. C-Section
Oye! Times
When it comes to VBAC, mostly people find it confusing to take their decision about the delivery for next pregnancy, as they are not aware about the term. VBAC actually stands for vaginal birth after cesarean, which means to try the normal delivery ...

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Beyond Blame: Yes, Too Many C-Sections, But No, Not Bad Moms - WBUR

VBAC in the News - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:05am

Beyond Blame: Yes, Too Many C-Sections, But No, Not Bad Moms
WBUR
That's my water cooler summary on C-sections after several months of looking at childbirth quality measures and C-sections in particular. I hated hearing from moms who felt like we ... baby boy. I decided not to dwell on how he came out. It did not ...

Three Heartbreaking Examples of Alleged Medical Malpractice - LawyersandSettlements.com

VBAC in the News - Sat, 01/11/2014 - 11:25am

LawyersandSettlements.com

Three Heartbreaking Examples of Alleged Medical Malpractice
LawyersandSettlements.com
After three days, the hospital declared the girl brain dead and initiated plans to remove Jahi from a ventilator. The girl's family, however, fought against the ... However, the parents of a newborn baby who did not survive an attempted vaginal ...

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Potential $50M Med-Mal Retrial Starts - Daily Report (registration)

VBAC in the News - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 8:23pm

Potential $50M Med-Mal Retrial Starts
Daily Report (registration)
He was revived after 19 minutes without a heartbeat or a breath. He suffers from severe brain ... Malone spent much of his hourlong opening discussing fetal monitoring strips that he said showed the baby's distress through an elevated heart rate, and ...

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Court: Banks Can Require Flood Insurance Covering Full Replacement Value - PropertyCasualty360

VBAC in the News - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:11pm

Court: Banks Can Require Flood Insurance Covering Full Replacement Value
PropertyCasualty360
A federal appeals court has ruled that banks can require a homeowner to buy flood insurance covering the full replacement value of a home rather than the amount of the mortgage loan. The First Circuit Court of Appeals made that decision in Kolbe v. BAC ...

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Comparing Quality In Childbirth: Key Questions For Doctors And Hospitals - WBUR

VBAC in the News - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 1:05pm

Comparing Quality In Childbirth: Key Questions For Doctors And Hospitals
WBUR
Some hospitals wait until two weeks after a mom's due date to induce because waiting for labor to begin naturally can help women avoid a C-section. But inductions are needed in cases where the mom or baby are in distress. Question: Once you find a ...

Danielle Jonas: Medication Is Helping Me With Anxiety During My Pregnancy - Huffington Post

VBAC in the News - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 6:13am

Danielle Jonas: Medication Is Helping Me With Anxiety During My Pregnancy
Huffington Post
Pregnant women who struggle with anxiety and depression face a tough decision: Taking medication could potentially affect the baby, but going without it might not be good for mom. Danielle Jonas, Kevin Jonas's wife, faced that dilemma and ultimately ...

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Clinician to Clinician: Bringing operative vaginal delivery into the 21st century - ModernMedicine

VBAC in the News - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 4:31pm

Clinician to Clinician: Bringing operative vaginal delivery into the 21st century
ModernMedicine
Currently, avoidance of excessive traction and, more importantly, when to abandon an OVD attempt and promptly resort to a cesarean delivery is left to the obstetrician's judgment, acquired after years of experience. Yet, we know from clinical and ...

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Clinician to Clinician: Bringing operative vaginal delivery into the 21st century - ModernMedicine

VBAC in the News - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 4:09pm

Clinician to Clinician: Bringing operative vaginal delivery into the 21st century
ModernMedicine
Currently, avoidance of excessive traction and, more importantly, when to abandon an OVD attempt and promptly resort to a cesarean delivery is left to the obstetrician's judgment, acquired after years of experience. Yet, we know from clinical and ...

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Clinician to Clinician: Bringing operative vaginal delivery into the 21st century - ModernMedicine

VBAC in the News - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 4:09pm

Clinician to Clinician: Bringing operative vaginal delivery into the 21st century
ModernMedicine
Currently, avoidance of excessive traction and, more importantly, when to abandon an OVD attempt and promptly resort to a cesarean delivery is left to the obstetrician's judgment, acquired after years of experience. Yet, we know from clinical and ...

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USAID Announces Award to Prevent, Repair Obstetric Fistula - AllAfrica.com

ICAN in the News - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 4:35am

USAID Announces Award to Prevent, Repair Obstetric Fistula
AllAfrica.com
Washington — More health care workers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia will be able to prevent, detect and treat the disabling condition obstetric fistula thanks to a new project sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID ...

USAID Announces Award to Prevent, Repair Obstetric Fistula - AllAfrica.com

ICAN in the News - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 4:24am

USAID Announces Award to Prevent, Repair Obstetric Fistula
AllAfrica.com
Washington — More health care workers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia will be able to prevent, detect and treat the disabling condition obstetric fistula thanks to a new project sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID ...

Brazilian mother accuses doctors of stealing baby from her womb - Daily Mail

VBAC in the News - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 3:46am

Daily Mail

Brazilian mother accuses doctors of stealing baby from her womb
Daily Mail
A father has accused a doctor of stealing the baby from his wife's womb after she awoke from a C-section to be told her pregnancy had been 'imaginary', it was reported today. Brazilian Claudia Aparecida Lopes, 30, claimed she attended all her pre-natal ...

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Almost two-thirds of women who attempt natural delivery after a C-section are ... - YottaFire

VBAC in the News - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 10:13pm

Almost two-thirds of women who attempt natural delivery after a C-section are ...
YottaFire
Almost two-thirds of women who attempt a natural delivery after having a caesarean section for their first birth are successful, according to a new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The study, conducted by ...

2014 New Year's baby rings in late - Pekin Daily Times

VBAC in the News - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 9:11pm

2014 New Year's baby rings in late
Pekin Daily Times
James was present for the vaginal birth of his son, but this was his first encounter with a cesarean. ... James said the cesarean was necessary because Candice was completely exhausted after pushing for two hours and the baby was not in the right position.

Tort Reform Will Free Another from Financial Responsibility - Legal Examiner

VBAC in the News - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:36am

Tort Reform Will Free Another from Financial Responsibility
Legal Examiner
Olivia died after a forceps delivery crushed her skull and spine. According to the couple, Dr. Backardjiev refused to perform a Cesarean section on Rachel, and instead opted to deliver Olivia vaginally using forceps. Rachel, a small woman of 4'11” and ...

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Moms Speak Out: On Improving Childbirth In Boston-Area Hospitals - WBUR

VBAC in the News - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 8:30am

Moms Speak Out: On Improving Childbirth In Boston-Area Hospitals
WBUR
... during a woman's labor to recommend a Cesarean section? Do most doctors have their own formula or threshold for deciding when the woman is not making progress that will lead to a vaginal delivery? ... All that said there may be certain resources ...

Healing Your Body After Birth - The Epoch Times (blog)

VBAC in the News - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 5:07am

Healing Your Body After Birth
The Epoch Times (blog)
If a cesarean section has occurred, the TVA will be in special need of rehabilitation. The pelvic floor muscles are usually traumatized from vaginal birth. A new mom must learn to naturally inhale deeply with her diaphragm, seemingly filling her belly ...

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