Mothers facing C-sections look to vaginal 'seeding' to boost their babies' health

Early studies show that swabbing a mother’s vagina and transferring it to her baby’s mouth, eyes and skin may stimulate microbiome development similarly to babies born naturally – and protect it from health issues later in lifeCarolyn Weiss has a very peculiar birth plan. An hour before Weiss, who is 37 and lives in Brooklyn, gives birth this January via C-section, she will insert a piece of saline-soaked gauze into her vagina. Right before the surgery, she’ll remove the gauze and place it in a sealed container. Seconds after the birth, Carolyn’s husband will take the gauze and swab it inside the baby’s mouth, around her eyes, and on her skin. The practice, called “seeding”, is beginning to attract some attention. Continue reading...
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Condition:   Umbilical Cord Clamping Intervention:   Other: Documentation of Maternal blood loss and neonatal outcome Sponsor:   Cairo University Not yet recruiting
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A large new study found no link between the method of birth and obesity.
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ConclusionsIn this study, we observed pooled infection estimates of almost 4% in labour and between 1% –2% of each infection outcome postpartum. This indicates maternal peripartum infection is an important complication of childbirth and that preventive efforts should be increased in light of antimicrobial resistance. Incidence risk appears lower than modelled global estimates, although differences in definitions limit comparability. Better-quality research, using standard definitions, is required to improve comparability between study settings and to demonstrate the influence of risk factors and protective interventions.
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Publication date: Available online 6 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Da-zhe Tian, Ying-zhe Bai, Nai-qi LiABSTRACTThe patient was in conception 27 weeks + 6 days, and got right waist pain, complicated with nausea, vomiting (vomit as gastric content), which was diagnosed as non-specific pain on waist after consultations of many departments. The patient received acupuncture with the following acupoints: Shuĭgōu (水沟GV26), Yìntáng (印堂EX-HN3), left Hégŭ (合谷LI4), and right Tàichōng (太冲LR3) . On the first date of acupuncture, the patient ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundTo investigate the effect of fetal sex on fibroids ’ growth during pregnancy according to the hCG serum levelsMethodsObservational study conducted from January 2007 to December 2016 on women with ultrasound identification of uterine fibroids who had a pregnancy within 1 year from diagnosis. The fibroids diameter was determined during the pre-pregnancy ultrasound, early first trimester (5 –7 weeks), late first trimester (11–13 weeks), second trimester (19–21 weeks), and third trimester (31–33 weeks). The diameter growth was calculated in each interval between two ultrasounds. ...
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This study aimed to compare the long-term reproductive and obstetric outcomes in women treated for FOC during their first pregnancy with women who did not experience FOC with their first pregnancy.
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This study aimed to compare ACTG with IA in terms of cesarean section, obstetric intervention, and neonatal morbidity in a low-risk population of healthy pregnant women presenting for possible labor onset, before confirmation of labor.
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AbstractIntroductionIt is hypothesized that increased intraabdominal pressure (IAP) may be a cause of preeclampsia. There is, however, a paucity of clinical data regarding IAP in preeclamptics. We evaluated and compared the IAP and its effects on organ functions, in normotensive and preeclamptic patients.Material and methodsPreviously healthy non ‐laboring patients with a singleton pregnancy scheduled for elective cesarean section under subarachnoid block were enrolled (preeclamptic and normotensive; n = 29 each). IAP was measured using an indwelling Foley catheter, and compared in both cohorts at four predefin...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
A 26-YEAR-OLD gravida 2 at 38 weeks gestation was scheduled to undergo emergency lower segment cesarean section (LSCS). She had a known case of double outlet right ventricle (DORV). She had undergone a bidirectional Glenn (BDG) shunt at the age of 3 years. Her first pregnancy resulted in a preterm vaginal delivery, with the child dying on the 5th postpartum day. She was taking oral metoprolol, 50 mg, and torsemide, 5 mg, daily. In the operating room, her hemodynamics were as follows: initial heart rate 106 beats per minute, blood pressure 130/80 mmHg, sinus rhythm on electrocardiogram, and oxygen saturation 88% in room air.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
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