Tag Archives: Birth

Female journalists shine a light on the sometimes-deadly process of giving birth

“Why giving birth in the U.S. is surprisingly deadly” is part of National Geographic’s special-edition, single-topic issue on “The Future of Medicine,” available online now and on newsstands Dec. 21. Rachel Jones was the ninth of her mother’s 10 children, but she never thought to ask about her birth. Growing up poor in Cairo, Illinois,… Read More »

Risk Of Premature Birth Is Reduced With Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Researchers have found a reduction in premature birth risk with an increased intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids intake while pregnant. With approximately 15 million babies born too early annually, premature birth is a major global health concern. Premature birth is the number 1 cause of death for under 5 year old children worldwide,… Read More »

Clinical Negligence in Its Most Fearsome Form: 5 Facts About Birth Injury

Birth injury of any kind is a heartbreaking ordeal for any family. While every mother wants to leave the delivery room without incident, each year more than 25,000 infants in the United States suffer some kind of birth injury. Birth injuries take different forms and can feature a number of complications. Whether the injury is… Read More »