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Prenatal Beginnings for Better Health

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889455096 Year: Pages: 107 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-509-6 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Therapeutics --- Medicine (General) --- Pediatrics
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Pregnancy has significant short- and long-term health impacts for mother and child, which may lead to pediatric- and adult-onset diseases. Understanding these gestational origins of disease and currently existing platforms for prenatal care has resulted in significant advances to detect and prevent adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Existing and emerging prenatal interventions that are instituted at critical times in gestation take advantage of unique therapeutic windows and provide an opportunity to modify the risks. This research topic encompasses a variety of approaches and interventions, such as maternal screening for fetal disease, advanced fetal imaging, biomarker development, stem cell or gene therapies, and others.

Preterm Birth - Mother and Child

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ISBN: 9789533078281 Year: Pages: 370 DOI: 10.5772/1284 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Gynecology and Obstetrics
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While there are many studies and books regarding preterm birth, both the obstetric and in the neonatal/pediatric literature, what is missing is the integration of data from obstetrics through neonatal course and into pediatrics as the neonate transverses childhood. A continued dialogue between specialties is essential in the battle against preterm birth in an attempt to relieve the effects or after-effects of preterm birth. For all of our medical advances to date, preterm birth is still all too common, and its ramifications are significant for hospitals, families and society in general.

Obstetrics

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ISBN: 9789535137030 9789535137047 9789535139980 Year: Pages: 200 DOI: 10.5772/66054 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Gynecology and Obstetrics
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Obstetrics is the field that deals with the well-being of the pregnant women as well as the labor and delivery of a healthy baby. Obstetricians work closely as neonatologists who deal with the care of the newborn baby to reduce chances of morbidity and mortality. The objective of obstetrics is to deal with diagnosis and treatment of pregnancy, antenatal care, and prevention of complication, collaborating with midwives to monitor pregnant women in labor, facilitating delivery and performing assisted procedures if needed as episiotomy, forceps delivery, vacuum extraction, and Cesarean section if indicated.

Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes

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ISBN: 9781789232424 9781789232431 Year: Pages: 88 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69365 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Gynecology and Obstetrics
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More than 10% of the global burden of disease is due to pregnancy complications and adverse birth outcomes. Despite recent advances in obstetric medicine, pregnancy complications and adverse birth outcomes are a growing public health concern and economic burden on the healthcare system. This book will focus on the pregnancy complications and birth outcomes, from the aspects of gestational age, environmental, genetic, epigenetic risk factors, and delivery room management.

Multiple Pregnancy - New Challenges

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ISBN: 9781789850796 9781789850802 Year: Pages: 232 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73973 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Gynecology and Obstetrics
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Multiple Pregnancy - New Challenges is a comprehensive book, written in an organized and concise format. The book offers an immersion into multiple pregnancy. Each chapter presents the reader with various important issues related to the subject matter. The book covers all spectrums of multiple pregnancy such as epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, prenatal care, unique complications in monochorionic pregnancies, preterm birth and mode of delivery. Through its 10 chapters the book contemplates the most relevant aspects of multiple pregnancy. Authors from all over the world have contributed to this book, bringing the best from their research experiences. The book give the reader a state-of-the-art update of multiple pregnancy.

Selected Topics in Midwifery Care

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ISBN: 9781789855333 9781789855340 Year: Pages: 136 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.74444 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Gynecology and Obstetrics
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Midwifery across the globe faces different issues. In some countries the autonomy of the profession is a tradition, while in some societies midwives struggle to practice autonomously the basic competencies. In one part of the world the medicalisation of childbirth is the main issue, preventing the natural processes of pregnancy and childbirth to flow at their own pace, while in other parts of the world midwives struggle with lack of resources to provide safe midwifery care. The authors of this book practice midwifery in different cultures and within different social contexts. They have to deal with different obstacles and seek solutions to diverse problems. With their contributions, they offer an insight into their thinking, their dilemmas, and the problems of midwifery practices in their countries. However, despite different backgrounds, they all have in common a uniform goal - a wish to offer women optimal midwifery care and to improve midwifery services.

Prediction of Maternal and Fetal Syndrome of Preeclampsia

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ISBN: 9781789847222 9781789847239 9781839622571 Year: Pages: 154 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78845 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Gynecology and Obstetrics
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The clinical syndrome of preeclampsia is due to vasospasm, endothelial dysfunction, and altered red cell zeta potential. It is a culmination of multiple etiologies and pathophysiologies modified by epigenetics and the human immune system. Since the etiology and pathogenesis of preeclampsia are segregated and multifactorial, there is no single clinical, biophysical, or biochemical marker that can predict all types of this condition. This book provides a set of tentative specific prediction markers that can be used to identify different subtypes of preeclampsia, classify pathogenesis, categorize treatment, and identify early signs of complications.

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