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September 6, 2011
St. Joseph Medical Center held a news conference - not coincidentally on Labor Day - to announce the hospital's support for vaginal births whenever possible, even if a previous delivery was a Cesarean birth. Doctors said that, sometimes, a Cesarean delivery has to be planned or becomes unavoidable. But a vaginal birth not only helps mothers avoid major surgery, it also offers them an easier recovery, helps bond with babies and avoids or decreases the possible side effects associated with Cesarean sections, such as infection and blood loss.
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By Ellie Dominguez and Madison Farley | October 11, 2012
Thursday marks the International Day of the Girl. As part of Garrison Forest School's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) partnership with the Johns Hopkins University, we spent this past spring and summer as the first interns at Jhpiego, the JHU-affiliated nonprofit addressing health issues of girls, women and their families worldwide. We talked via email and Skype with girls around the globe and discovered just how similar our perspectives are. The GirlSpot posts we wrote for the Jhpiego Facebook page detail these common bonds — and highlight the differences in our lives, differences that often have tragic consequences for our global peers.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder/Tribune | January 23, 2000
SO MY WIFE and I are preparing for childbirth. When I say "my wife and I," I of course mean "my wife." She will be the most directly involved. On behalf of all men, I just want to take a moment here to get down on my knees and thank whoever invented our current biological system, under which the woman's job is to have the baby somehow go from the inside of her body to the outside of her body, in clear violation of every known law of physics, and the...
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | May 15, 2012
Mothers who deliver their babies at Mercy Medical Center will soon do so with an expansive view of the Baltimore skyline. That is one of the features of the hospital's new Family Childbirth and Children's Center that will open in June. The $41.5 million project is the second phase of a new hospital building the medical center began moving into December 2010. The childbirth and children's center will occupy three floors of the The Mary Catherine Bunting Center. The new 70,000-square-foot center will focus on family-centered care with a goal of keeping mothers and babies together as much as possible.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Staff Writer | January 5, 1993
Instead of storks and cabbage patches, Tricia and Larry Stokes opted to show their children the truth about where babies come from.So they arranged for the youngsters to witness the birth of their baby brother, Gregory, in August at Howard County General Hospital.The Columbia family became the first to enroll in the hospital's sibling preparation for childbirth class. Individual families take the course, which is free and available by request.Children and their parents are shown videotapes of childbirth, a model of a vaginal canal and a doll with umbilical cord and placenta.
NEWS
October 8, 1993
Columbia resident Joy Bell ended a three-day run on the nationally televised quiz show "Jeopardy!" last night with $15,700 in winnings and a one-week trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.Ms. Bell, a childbirth educator and lactation consultant at the Washington Hospital Center, won two games before coming in second in last night's broadcast. The shows were taped in Hollywood Aug. 2, and were broadcast on WMAR (Channel 2) the past three nights.The Owen Brown village resident led in last night's broadcast going into the final round, in which contestants choose how much to wager on one question.
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By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | August 5, 2004
A Johns Hopkins-affiliated public health organization has received a $75 million federal grant to help reduce the number of childbirth-related deaths in developing countries. JHPIEGO, a Fells Point-based nonprofit that focuses on the health of women and families, is to announce today a five-year award from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The money will be used primarily to train local nurses, doctors and midwives in developing nations in low-cost lifesaving techniques ranging from infection control to preventing postpartum hemorrhage.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Staff Writer | May 29, 1992
Many premature births and other costly complications of childbirth might be avoided if all pregnant women were treated with antibiotics for chlamydia, the nation's most common sexually transmitted disease, according to a computerized cost analysis by a team of University of Maryland scientists.Treating all women as if they were infected could reduce the average cost of childbirth and its complications by $2,700, a savings 10 times greater than if doctors treated only those women who tested positive, the study found.
NEWS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff Writer | January 11, 1993
At the point in the baby's birth when the head appeared, male spectators at Harbor Hospital Center could no longer contain themselves."Oh, my God!" yelled one, amazed."
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By Maryalice Yakutchik and Maryalice Yakutchik,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 18, 1996
Alice Alpert used to teach childbirth classes the conventional way: in a hospital over the course of six weeks. She'd lug her teaching materials back and forth each week and watch exhausted couples struggle to pay attention after a long day at work.Then Ms. Alpert, a registered nurse and certified childbirth educator, decided to try something different, something that is now becoming a hot trend in childbirth education: a getaway weekend for prospective parents.One weekend a month, Ms. Alpert transforms Frederick County's historic Catoctin Inn into Childbirth Central.
NEWS
By Rick Santos | December 22, 2011
"Women are not dying because of disease we cannot treat; they are dying because societies have yet to make the decision that their lives are worth saving. " — Dr. Mahmoud Fathalla, author of the "World Report on Women's Health" A young woman, large with child, took a long journey with her husband; during the trip she went into labor and delivered her baby in a barn. There was no room at the inn, nowhere else for her to go. After delivery, she made a bed for the baby out of a feeding trough.
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September 6, 2011
St. Joseph Medical Center held a news conference - not coincidentally on Labor Day - to announce the hospital's support for vaginal births whenever possible, even if a previous delivery was a Cesarean birth. Doctors said that, sometimes, a Cesarean delivery has to be planned or becomes unavoidable. But a vaginal birth not only helps mothers avoid major surgery, it also offers them an easier recovery, helps bond with babies and avoids or decreases the possible side effects associated with Cesarean sections, such as infection and blood loss.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | January 18, 2009
Amid the largest crop of American newborns since the baby boom, a new federal report reveals some worrisome changes in recent childbirth patterns across the nation. Rates of births to teens and to unwed women have ended years of declines and headed higher, setting new records, according to the report on birth trends in 2006 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the same time, the percentage of women receiving prenatal medical care in their first trimester, a trend that had been improving, turned lower.
BUSINESS
By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2008
Salary $40 an hour Age 44 Time on the job Two months How she got started: After getting her degree 22 years ago in nursing from the University of Delaware, Kegley went to work at Johns Hopkins Hospital in its bone marrow transplant unit. She was there for six years before joining Franklin Square Hospital's postpartum unit. It was there that she discovered she has a knack helping new mothers master breast feeding. Ten years ago, she earned certification as a lactation consultant from Georgetown University.
NEWS
February 17, 2008
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NEWS
By Jennifer Block | October 24, 2007
Preterm births are on the rise. Nearly one-third of women have major abdominal surgery to give birth. Compared with other industrialized countries, the United States ranks second-to-last in infant survival. For years, these numbers have suggested something is terribly amiss in delivery wards. Now there is even more compelling evidence that the U.S. maternity care system is failing: For the first time in decades, the number of women dying in childbirth has increased. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released 2004 data showing a rate of 13.1 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births.
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By Margo Stack and Margo Stack,Special to Baltimoresun.com | March 1, 2004
Anxious husbands and a small army of attending medical professionals aren't the only ones joining laboring women in hospital delivery rooms in the Baltimore region. A growing number of expectant mothers are hiring female birth companions -- doulas -- to provide round-the-clock physical, emotional and informational support during labor and delivery. This has led to a ten-fold increase in their ranks statewide in the past decade. A doula, which means "woman's servant" in Greek, is different from a midwife, who is a trained medical professional who performs clinical tasks or diagnoses medical conditions.
NEWS
By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2002
It's not the bombs falling from U.S. warplanes or the years of drought or the shortage of doctors and medicine to treat disease that is killing the women in Afghanistan. They are courting death by giving life. Childbirth is the leading cause of death for Afghan women, many of whom have not seen the inside of a school or a hospital for years and who have a life expectancy of just 46 years. About 90 percent of women have their babies at home on their own. It can take days to reach a hospital, which is often not worth the trip.
NEWS
June 29, 2007
Medical apparel sale set for July 9-10 The Howard County General Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary will sponsor a medical apparel sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 9 and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 10. A variety of uniforms and shoes will be for sale in the hospital cafeteria, 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia. Proceeds will benefit the hospital?s expansion program. Information: 410-730-2495. Qi gong workshop for women Sunday The Baltimore Centre for Wellness -- Ellicott City, 3691 Park Ave., Ellicott City, will sponsor aworkshop, Creating Health: A Qi Gong Workshop for Women, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
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By MICHAEL SRAGOW and MICHAEL SRAGOW,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | May 5, 2006
Entertainment reporters are becoming more like sports insiders or political pundits with each passing season. Polling has overtaken show biz; opinion has overwhelmed genuine emotion or analysis. The trend has reached a new peak of absurdity with the pre-release dissection of Mission: Impossible III. Journalists have gone wild with speculation over whether Tom Cruise's defense of Scientology, his attacks on psychiatry and his jokes about eating placenta have shrunk the Mission Impossible series' female fan base.
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