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Study: Extreme preemies have better chance of survival today

Study: Extreme preemies have better chance of survival today

September 22, 2015

Extremely premature babies considered to be on the cusp of viability are much more likely to survive and evade illness today than they were 20 years ago, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Second Opinion Live looks at micro-preemies

Second Opinion Live looks at micro-preemies

August 21, 2015

Second Opinion Live looks at a category of birth sometimes known as “micro-preemies” featuring Dr. Carl D’Angio and Dr. Patricia Chess of Golisano Children’s Hospital.

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How misconceptions over miscarriages cause needless guilt

How misconceptions over miscarriages cause needless guilt

August 17, 2015

Emma Robertson Blackmore of the University of Rochester Medical Center followed more than 13,000 women for three years after the birth of a healthy baby, and found that those who had previously miscarried were more likely to show symptoms of postpartum depression.

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Is freezing your eggs worth the cost?

Is freezing your eggs worth the cost?

April 17, 2015

The study shows that “if a woman invested in having a genetically related child at age 40, egg banking at least once at age 35 is a cost-effective approach,” said Dr. Wendy Vitek, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Women can request epidural anytime during labor, researchers say

Women can request epidural anytime during labor, researchers say

October 9, 2014

“I think there are still providers that were trained in the earlier era, when they preferred their patients to receive an epidural in the later stages of labor,” said Dr. Neil Seligman.

Seligman, who was not involved in the new analysis, is a maternal and fetal medicine expert at University of Rochester Medical Center in New York.

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Childbirth complications vary widely at U.S. hospitals

Childbirth complications vary widely at U.S. hospitals

August 6, 2014

Expectant mothers anticipate a smooth delivery, yet 13 percent of all women in the U.S. experience obstetrical complications. A University of Rochester-led study, published in the August issue of Health Affairs, shows complication rates can vary as much as five-fold among hospitals, prompting researchers to call for the development of a national quality reporting system to improve maternal outcomes for more than 4 million women who give birth each year.

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Study shows childbirth complications vary widely at U.S. hospitals

Study shows childbirth complications vary widely at U.S. hospitals

August 4, 2014

Complication rates can vary as much as five-fold among hospitals, prompting researchers to call for the development of a national quality reporting system to improve maternal outcomes.

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In Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes Less Risky than Type 1

In Pregnancy, Type 2 Diabetes Less Risky than Type 1

November 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Type 1 diabetics show more complications and poor outcomes than Type 2 and non-diabetic women. Historically, research on diabetes in pregnancy hasn’t differentiated between the two types.

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