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Increase in gestational diabetes rates linked largely to screening

Gestational diabetes has been reported to be on the rise, but a new study from British Columbia found that changes in screening practices explain much of the increase. The study is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). In Canada, the rate of gestational diabetes...

Obstetric trauma rates for forceps deliveries have increased in Canada

Trauma to both mother and baby during vaginal deliveries, especially forceps deliveries, has increased in Canada in recent years, according to a large study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)  Operative vaginal deliveries – using forceps or vacuum – have declined over the past...

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First in-utero surgery in Canada for the treatment of spina bifida a success

In a Canadian first, a team from Mount Sinai Hospital and The Hospital for...

A safe solution for skin-to-skin

By Hayley Mullins In 2012, I was practicing skin-to-skin (STS) with my two week old...

Doctors without borders: Global health

By Dr. Karthika Devarajan I have always been interested in Global Health, but medical training...

Leading the advancement of perinatal bereavement care in Canada

When a pregnancy ends in loss or a baby dies early in life, parents...

Hospitals successfully integrate midwives

The Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) recently recognized two health care organizations for successfully...

Families rock out in support of high-risk births

Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be...

Multidisciplinary collaboration leads to maternity service expansion

Good interprofessional relationships and collaboration have been present since midwifery care was introduced in...

Labour and birth information from BC hospitals made available to public

Labour and birth information for each hospital in British Columbia is now available to...

Canada’s first Obstetrical Triage Acuity Scale

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has developed a new tool to improve patient care...

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