Impact of Delivery Type on Female Sexual Function ExploredThe route of delivery of a child does not have a long-term effect on female sexual dysfunction in primipara mothers, according to a study.
Delivery mode, diet influence infants’ intestinal microbiomeBoth mode of delivery and feeding method are significantly associated with intestinal microbial community composition, according to a study in 102 full-term infants, whose gut microbiota investigators analyzed using stool samples taken at the age of 6 weeks.
Claims data show episiotomy on the declineAnalysis of data from more than 2.2 million vaginal deliveries shows that episiotomy declined between 2006 and 2012 and nonmedical factors may have been at play. The findings were published in a Research Letter in JAMA.
Infants of overweight mothers at risk of asphyxia at birthAccording to a recent study in PLoS Medicine, infants born to mothers who are overweight or obese may be at increased risk of experiencing birth asphyxia.
Medicaid pays for nearly half of all US birthsIn 2010, Medicaid financed 48% of all births in the United States, an increase of 19% in the proportion of all births covered by Medicaid in 2008. This finding, from a study published in the Sept. 2013 issue of the journal Women's Health Issues, adds to previous research showing that the numbers of women dependent on Medicaid for health care are growing.