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Stories behind the numbers

March 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — From 2009 to 2011, Nobles County had the state’s second highest pregnancy rate for girls between ages 15 to 19, according to Teenwise Minnesota Executive Director Judith Kahn.
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LETTER: Pro-life arguments seem inconsistent

March 2, 2013 in The Daily Republic

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C-section rates increase across Minnesota

February 21, 2013 in DL-Online

More than one-quarter of births to first-time moms in Minnesota are by cesarean section, according to a report released on Tuesday. Continue Reading

C-section rates increase across Minnesota

February 20, 2013 in EOT Focus

More than one-quarter of births to first-time moms in Minnesota are by cesarean section, according to a report released on Tuesday. Continue Reading

Report: Nearly half of SD pregnancies unintended

December 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) A new report indicates that nearly half of South Dakota’s pregnancies are unintended, and 13 percent of those result in abortions. The highest rates are among low-income women.
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Self-hypnosis fails to reduce epidural use during labor

December 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Researchers found that a group of women who had three one-hour self-hypnosis classes used epidurals during labor just as often as women who practiced relaxation techniques or just got standard care.
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Snoring while pregnant could be cause for concern

October 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

If you’re pregnant and you (or your other half) notice you’ve started to snore, you might want to talk to your doctor. You could be at greater risk of getting high blood pressure and preeclampsia, according to a new study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Continue Reading

Have you done anything during pregnancy to influence the gender of your baby?

September 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

New options are available for couples who want to determine the gender of their baby. When you were contemplating pregnancy, did you do anything special to increase or ensure your chances of having a baby of a preferred gender? Continue Reading

Betsy Hemler, Grand Forks, letter: Obstetrician, certified nurse-midwife best for pregnancy, birth care

September 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

I have long believed that pregnant women get excellent care from an obstetrician/nurse-midwife team. The obstetrician provides specialized care if needed, the nurse-midwife provides care and focuses on education about pregnancy, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, etc. Continue Reading

MERCER: Are pregnant girls in SD really mistreated?

August 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

A report arrived giving South Dakota a big, empty zero for failing to require the equal treatment in our schools of students who are pregnant. Continue Reading