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Fetal Screening, Testing, Risk Scoring

WHO recommendation for charting fetus during labor (low-tech).
Obstetric Risk Scoring
Screening Ultrasonography in Pregnancy: Routine third-trimester ultrasound examination of the fetus is not recommended. There is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine ultrasound examination in the second trimester in low-risk pregnant women.

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Physical Violence and Sexual Abuse

Physical Violence During the 12 Months Preceding Childbirth
Abuse of pregnant woman and adverse birth outcome (Journal abstract)
A Personal Account of the Effect Of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Birth
• The Female Genital Mutilation Research Home Page by Marianne Sarkis is dedicated to research pertaining to and related to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). She attempts to present this practice from a variety of perspectives: psychological, cultural, sexual, human rights, and so on.
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HIV and AIDS

AZT Approved For Preventing Maternal-Fetal HIV Transmission
Birth Outcomes Following Zidovudine Use in Pregnant Women
Hiv, Aids, and Childbearing : Public Policy, Private Lives by Ruth R. Faden (Editor), Nancy E. Kass (Editor) Hardcover - 492 pages (June 1996) Oxford Univ Press
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Group B Strep

The GBStrep Association
GBS support group mailing list
UK Group B Strep Support
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Preeclampsia (Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension (PIH)/Toxemia

Preterm Delivery, Preeclampsia and Abnormal Uterine Bleeding by Charles J. Lockwood, M.D.
Hypertension in pregnancy/Preeclampsia/Eclampsia.
• An article on Pre-eclampsia
from the University of Glasgow Newsletter
18 January 1995 - Issue No. 166
Calcium and preeclampsia Contrary to prevailing medical opinion, taking high doses of calcium during pregnancy does not prevent preeclampsia in women who do not have any risk factors for the disease, according to the largest, most comprehensive clinical trial of its kind to date.
• This Preeclampsia page has more technical information.
Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension (PIH)
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Drugs, Alcohol, and Pregnancy

Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit is a research unit dedicated to the prevention,intervention and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE). It includes a section of publications.
Basic information on FAS from the Health Connection.
FAS: Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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Cesarean Section and VBAC

Robin's Cesarean Section Homepage
• Information about ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network)
Silent Knife : Cesarean Prevention and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
Nancy and Estner, Lois J. Cohen
Paperback


The VBAC Companion :
The Expectant Mother's Guide
to Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Diana Korte
Paperback, 208 pages

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Pregnancy and Older Women

Over 35 Pregnancy Guide
Older Mothers:
Conception, Pregnancy and Birth After 35
by Julia C. Berryman, Karen Thorpe, Kate Windridge
Paperback - 276 pages (Dec. 1998)
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Rewinding Your Biological Clock: Motherhood Late in Life : Options, Issues, and Emotions
by Richard J. Paulson, Judith Sachs
Hardcover - 288 pages (Oct. 1998)
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Later-age pregnancy -- Preparing for the happy, healthy event after 40, from Mayo Clinic
Pregnancy After Age 30, from the March of Dimes
Pregnancy over 35 from UCLA Healthcare
• A short article on Pregnancy Over 35
Reproductive Health and Pregnancy after 35
Articles Listed in PubMed on Pregnancy over 35
Mothers 35 Plus - A Website for Older Mothers

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Other Complications of Pregnancy, Labor and Birth

High Risk Pregnancy - links to articles on a great variety of topics, from MEDLINEplus. Excellent resource.

Buy audio tapes on complications, from Midwifery Today
6 Keys to Preventing Complications and Giving Birth to a Healthy Baby
Pregnancy and lupus
• A New (Old) Maneuver for the Management of Shoulder Dystocia
by Anna L. Meenan, MD, Ina May Gaskin, MA, Pamela Hunt, and Charles A. Ball, MD
• Comprehensive online booklet regarding Parvovirus B19 (Fifth Disease) B19 infection in pregnancy is often overlooked simply because most infected pregnant women are asymptomatic or they have mild manifestations that are not specific to B19, such as slight itching. Otherwise rash and joint complaints are the most commonly recognised symptoms in pregnant women with primary B19 infection.
"Gestational diabetes:The reality" by Marion Toepke McLean, CNM
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Other Social, Psycological and Personal Complications

ANOREXIA
Cath's links to Eating Disorder resources
Anorexia Nervosa
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Newborn, Infant and Childhood Problems

SIDS

Help Protect Your Baby from SIDS!
Information about some possible causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and what you can do to reduce your baby's risk.
• A SIDS information page that discusses the experience of Dr. Kalakerinos and links to a couple other sites that point to severe vitamin C deficiency as a cause for SIDS. Dr. Kalakerinos has not lost a baby to SIDS since treating the high-incidence Aboriginal group.
Support site for SIDS Grief info and risk reduction education with online newsletter for families. Soon available in Spanish.

Other Problems

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Prevention Information Center
RSV is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infections in infants and young children. Approximately two-thirds of infants are infected with RSV during the first year of life and almost 100% have been infected by age two. Most of these RSV infections cause minor upper respiratory illness. However, in certain high-risk pediatric patients, RSV infection may cause serious lower respiratory tract disease.
• Information for parents and others concered about children with special needs from the PEDINFO pediatrics web site at the Lister Hill Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. You'll find both general resources and information on specific topics, such as Spina bifida, SIDS, Sinusitis and more.
Birth Defects Web Page
•This website onRare Birth Defects has information on rare genetic, developmental, or birth defects/conditions.
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Family Planning, Infertility, Grief and Loss

Family Planning, Infertility

NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING and GETTING PREGNANT
Crisis Pregnancy Centers Online A listing for the US and Canada of crisis pregnancy centers. These centers usually provide free pregnancy tests, helpful counseling tangible maternity and baby assistance and medical referrals.

Grief and Loss

Preventing Miscarriage, the Good News How to Prevent Miscarriage

The story of one woman's miscarriage:
Remembering to Love the Living
Miscarriage Update and Message

Hygeia(tm) An Online Journal of Healing and Hope
Miscarriage
GriefNet Transformations: Live Support and Recovery groups including medical, mental health and 12 Step topics, information and more!
• An angelic site for grieving parents after the death of an infant to stillbirth, neonatal death, congenital anomolies or SIDS. Unlimited resources and information for families and professionals.
SANDS Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support - Western Australia

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