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Cord blood clue to respiratory diseases

New research has found children born in the last three months of the year in Melbourne may have a greater […]

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Costs of maternal health

New research from The Australian National University (ANU) has for the first time identified and quantified the factors pushing up […]

Extreme heat puts mums and bubs at risk

The projected rise in Central Australia’s future temperature may pose an increased health risk to women in the late stages […]

Higher rate of women giving birth than a decade ago

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that the rate of women aged between […]
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Molecular mechanisms within foetal lungs that initiate labour

Researchers at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have identified two proteins in a foetus’ lungs responsible for initiating the […]

Popular media influences choice of childbirth

Women’s magazines influence whether women decide to have a more natural childbirth or not, with most of the messages biased […]

Baby’s genes, not mom’s, may trigger some preterm births

Some babies may be genetically predisposed to being born too soon, and variants in the DNA of the fetus — […]

Induction of labour: Natural methods

Use of herbal supplements Inducing labour with sexual intercourse Inducing labour with breast stimulation Induction of labour with acupuncture Natural […]
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Induction of labour – Medical and Surgical Methods

When is labour induced? Your cervix How to induce labour Transcervical foley catheter How to bring on labour with prostaglandins […]