Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that Merck for Mothers has launched programs aimed at decreasing the number of women across the United States who die from or suffer severe complications related to pregnancy and childbirth.
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Duchesnay USA launched a new online video series today about pregnancy health and morning sickness, which many don’t know is a medical condition called Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP). The series, entitled Navigating Morning Sickness, premiered with three videos about pregnancy nutrition, medication safety and the potential impact of NVP on a pregnant woman’s life. Additional new videos will be released throughout November and December.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/64373-duchesnay-usa-online-video-series-pregnancy-morning-sickness
Eighteen years after opening its internationally prominent Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) celebrates 1,000 fetal surgeries – highly complex surgical interventions to repair birth defects in the womb. Approximately 4,000 fetal surgeries have been done worldwide, meaning a quarter of them have been performed at CHOP, the largest number of any hospital in the world.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/62038-children-s-hospital-of-philadelphia-celebrates-1000-fetal-surgeries
Providence Place provides adoption information & services for couples waiting to adopt a child. We also offer birth mother services for young women facing an unplanned pregnancy and post adoption services for families you have already adopted.
Visit http://www.thankyoumum.org.au to send your mum a message of thanks! Thank
You Mum is all about giving thanks to the most important women in our
lives - our mums. Mothers hold a special and unique place in all of our
hearts, forming a bond unlike any other. In some parts of
the world however, this magical journey of pregnancy and childbirth is
often unplanned, life threatening and dangerous. Thank You Mum aims to
raise awareness of the importance of maternal health care for some of
the world\'s most vulnerable women.
The Preeclampsia Foundation today released the Illustrated Preeclampsia Symptoms Tear Pad, a patient education tool that was developed in collaboration with health services researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill. The tool effectively informs pregnant women, even those with potentially poor literacy, about preeclampsia. Because preeclampsia is a disorder that can have grave consequences for a mother and her unborn baby, the goal is for the tool to offer information in a way that allows women to assimilate and retain knowledge related to preeclampsia, leading them to promptly seek medical attention should they have symptoms related to preeclampsia.
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Asuragen Inc., a leading molecular diagnostics company, today announced results from a study demonstrating that a new molecular test called Xpansion Interpreter® can improve the determination of a woman’s risk of having a child with fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability and autism, compared to existing risk measures. The Xpansion Interpreter Test is based on a technology breakthrough that reveals both the number and position of “interrupting” DNA sequences in the fragile X gene of the mother and more accurately estimates the likelihood that her child will have fragile X syndrome. The study will be published in the April issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics and presented today at the 2013 American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60719-asuragen-xpansion-interpreter-xi-test-data-fragile-x-syndrome-autism
WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information, announced today the launch of the WebMD Pregnancy app, a free iPhone® app offering expectant moms WebMD’s physician-reviewed pregnancy information that is customizable to fit a woman’s unique pregnancy. The WebMD Pregnancy App is WebMD’s latest addition to its multi-screen platform approach which provides actionable health information when consumers want it most, enabling them to better manage their health. WebMD is the leader in mobile for health information, with WebMD’s mobile apps for consumers having been downloaded over 16 million times.1
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60045-webmd-launches-new-pregnancy-app-for-iphone
1appFigures data through December 26, 2012; includes WebMD App, WebMD Baby App, WebMD Pain Coach App
http://www.prenataldancewithmenina.com PRENATAL DANCE™ is the first prenatal dance workout of its kind created by professional dancer/instructor/choreographer Menina Fortunato. This comprehensive full body dance workout includes a complete warm-up with toning exercises and stretches focusing on arms, core, hips, butt and legs. The workout progresses into as a series of no impact sassy dance combinations, followed by a relaxing cool down that will help connect with the growing spirit inside the belly. PRENATAL DANCE™ will improve balance, flexibility, coordination, cardio and strength as well as increase confidence and promote relaxation that will better prepare each woman for a healthy pregnancy and birth. Menina is dedicated to show every mother-to-be how to embrace their curves, stay fit, and feel sexy through PRENATAL DANCE™.
Lovelies! I’m Nancy Li, founder of Charity4Couture; a nonprofit
organization that takes donated clothes, refurbishes them (such as
studding, cutting, sewing, etc.), and then sells them on my website.
Best of all, proceeds will be donated directly to St.Jude\\\'s Research
Hospital and the Hirshberg Foundation.