Tag Archives: Babies/Infants/Newborns

Extending Medicaid After Childbirth Could Reduce Maternal Deaths

Evidence shows women should receive follow-up care for a year after giving birth. Samantha Powell, 29, says she wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for the mental health services she received after her last child was born. “I had postpartum depression with my other two children, so I knew what was happening to me. […]
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Bringing births up to code

Kaythrn Williams wasn’t supposed to have any trouble giving birth. Instead, she lost almost three liters of blood. “It was pretty surreal to be thinking, wow, maybe things might not be going so well,” Williams said. Source: Bringing births up to code – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR

EMTs Not Always Familiar with On-Site Newborn Resuscitation

Study finds use of bag valve masks, warming, drying techniques often delayed or absent. Emergency medical service (EMS) providers may be inadequately prepared for 911 dispatches involving neonates, a researcher said here. In a survey of 230 Oregon emergency medical technicians (EMTs), 66% said they had either never had training in neonatal resuscitation, or completed […]
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Could thieves steal newborn’s identify?

Advocates worry about issues with Social Security number assignments. Imagine discovering that your newborn’s brand new Social Security number has already been used to construct what Eva Velasquez, president and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, calls a “Frankenstein monster of identity.” Parents may discover their newborn’s tarnished Social Security number when they try […]
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County health departments hosting baby shower events throughout Central Oregon

Expecting and new parents will be connected with resources and information. The Central Oregon Perinatal Care Team — operated by Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties’ health departments — is hosting a series of community baby shower events throughout Central Oregon on Oct. 18-19 with the goal of connecting new and expecting parents to resources and […]
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Congenital syphilis spikes, leading to birth defects and baby deaths

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Spiking congenital syphilis rates put babies in grave danger. Rates of congenital syphilis — which can cause […]
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Premature Babies Lag in Vaccinations

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Babies born after opioid exposure deserve legal recognition, lawyers argue

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. With a nationwide prescription opioid lawsuit scheduled for trial in two months, attorneys for newborns […]
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Oregon Parents Push Bill To Screen Newborns For More Diseases

Parents who’ve lost children to devastating genetic disease, call for a new system of adding diseases to  Oregon’s newborn bloodspot screening test. Source: Oregon Parents Push Bill To Screen Newborns For More Diseases . News | OPB