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New standards announced to protect full-term babies born in hospitals

Over 90% of babies born in the United States are born at 38+ weeks gestation

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Four birth-related injuries that may be preventable

Do hospitals, doctors, and nurses learn from their mistakes?

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Why are childbirth-related deaths of mothers on the rise in the U.S.?

Every two minutes, a woman dies from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth

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What really matters when you call your doctor's office

Physician office gatekeepers can endanger patients by giving bad medical advice

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Diagnosing and treating pulmonary embolism during pregnancy

Deep vein thrombosis is the most common cause of pulmonary embolism

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Study shows that injuries to mothers during labor & delivery are on the rise

Delayed recognition of problems during labor can lead to avoidable injuries

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U.S. death rate for mothers during labor, delivery, and birthing is on the rise

Houston OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine physician describes it as a failure at all levels

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Study: Birthing center labor and delivery is twice as risky for a baby's life than delivery in a hospital

Birthing centers are typically less equipped to handle emergencies than hospitals, and are staffed with less-trained midwives rather than physicians

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New guideline will improve newborn safety at hospitals

There have been cases where the wrong baby was taken to the operating room for surgery, or sent home with another baby's mother

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Decreased fetal/baby movement is not something to ignore

When an unborn baby is moving less than the normal pattern, it could be a sign that the placenta is failing

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