COVID-19 transmission risks rise during labor with patients’ heavier breathing

Some medical procedures can put health care workers at higher risk for contracting COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases. With these high-risk procedures, it’s important that health care providers have access to personal protective equipment (PPE), including N95 masks. However, not all procedures that may seem high risk have that designation.

Preterm birth, prolonged labor influenced by progesterone balance

New research by the National Institutes of Health found that unbalanced progesterone signals may cause some pregnant women to experience preterm labor or prolonged labor. The study in mice — published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences — provides novel insights for developing treatments.

$7.5 million gift from Steve and Loree Potash supports University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center expansion

Announcement of a $7.5 million gift from Steve and Loree Potash of Bentleyville, Ohio, to University Hospitals to establish the Steve and Loree Potash Women & Newborn Center at UH Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood, Ohio. Part of the UH Ahuja Phase 2 expansion, the new center will bring the trusted and collaborative care of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s and UH MacDonald Women’s hospitals to the eastside, introducing maternal-fetal care and a full spectrum of labor and delivery services to the UH Ahuja campus.

Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas Earns State’s Highest Designation for Comprehensive Maternal and Neonatal Care

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is the first hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth designated as a Level IV maternal care center, the highest possible designation by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Wake Forest Baptist Health Unveils The Birth Center and The Dale and Karen Sisel Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 25, 2019 – Mothers-to-be now have a new option when it comes to their prenatal care and birth of their babies. Wake Forest Baptist Health today revealed a two-floor, state-of-the-art labor and delivery center and a leading-edge neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) on its Winston-Salem campus.…