Childbirth

Commonly used drug may be key to stopping thousands of mothers dying

Friday, November 10, 2017

Roughly every six minutes, a woman somewhere in the world bleeds to death in child birth. But a new medical trial shows that there is a way of combating the problem.
 
The trial has found that a simple drug called tranexamic acid, a blood clot stabiliser first discovered in Japan in the 1950s, could cut deaths from bleeding by a third if given to women within three hours.
 

Between natural birth and CS: Women speak

Sunday, May 14, 2017

One proponent of natural birth said babies born vaginally receive a coating of immune-boosting microbes, and their intestines are more likely to have early colonisation with beneficial bacteria-protections than babies delivered surgically.
 
WHO says medical practitioners should not undertake C-sections purely to meet a given target or rate, but rather focus on the needs of patients.
 

58,000 women dying every year is "social injustice", says Ladipo

Friday, March 3, 2017

President of the Association for Reproductive and Family Health, Professor Oladapo Ladipo says the number of women dying from pregnancy and childbirth complications every year in Nigeria is "one of the greatest injustices of our time."
 
"It is shameful that Nigeria still contributes significantly to global maternal death figure. We estimate that we are losing about 58,000 mothers annually, through pregnancy, childbirth and post-partum complications," Ladipo said.