Heavier Pregnant Women May Face Higher C-Section Risk

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This study was aimed to assess the effectiveness and safety of surgical induction of labour in term and postdated pregnancy.This prospective clinical study was conducted in the in-patient Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Dhaka from July, 2005 to June 2006. A total of 100 pregnant women with term and postdated pregnancy were selected for the study by simple random sampling. The particulars of the patient, detailed menstrual and obstetric history, induction delivery interval, mode of delivery and foetal outcome and maternal complications were recorded. The results were analysed by St...
Source: Bangladesh Medical Research Council Bulletin - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Conclusion: An appropriate preoperative diagnostic evaluation, the identification of cases at higher risk, and those eligible for a conservative treatment are fundamental to reduce complications. PMID: 29693012 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Conclusions: The administration of oxytocin during labor and birth was identified as a protective factor for PPH in VBAC while birth mode was identified as a risk factor. Finally, the duration of total labor and the gestational week of delivery were identified as risk factors for fetal distress in cases of VBAC. This information might help obstetricians provide appropriate interventions during labor and birth for VBAC. PMID: 29664053 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
Stalled second stage of labor is met with two clinical courses of action, operative vaginal delivery via forceps and vacuum or cesarean section. Each carries its own risks of neonatal and maternal morbidity and death. Our study examined the cost-effectiveness of operative vaginal delivery compared to cesarean section in the context of two pregnancies.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Poster Session III Source Type: research
Conclusions Pre-pregnancy PFD was mainly associated with modifiable risk factors such as smoking and exercising. The main risk factor for postpartum PFD was the presence of similar symptoms prior to pregnancy, followed by anthropometric and intrapartum factors. Hip circumference seems to be a better predictor of PFD compared to BMI. When pre-pregnancy PFD was included in the analysis, Cesarean section was protective only for stress urinary incontinence, while delivery by forceps increased the risk of prolapse.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusions:This study presents pregnancy outcomes of women with and without MS based on claims from a large US administrative database.Study Supported by:EMD Serono, Inc.,* Rockland, MA, USA.Disclosure: Dr. Houtchens has received personal compensation for activities with EMD Serono, Inc., a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany; Received support for service on scientific advisory boards from Biogen, Genzyme Sanofi, Teva Neuroscience and Novartis. Dr. Houtchens has received research support from Genzyme Sanofi. Dr. Edwards has received personal compensation for activities with Health Services Research as a consultant ...
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: MS and CNS Inflammatory Disease Poster Discussion Session Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe use of forceps, a prolonged second stage, and obstetric anal sphincter tears were associated with levator avulsion. There were no associated intrapartum predictors for hiatal overdistension.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
Conclusions Our result based on a large cohort comprehensive analysis indicates that continuous epidural analgesia can benefit both maternal hypertensive disorder patients and neonates without any side effect.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
  An increasing amount of research is coming to the forefront showing the relationship between exercise and the health of expecting mothers and their baby. The benefits of increasing physical activity before and during pregnancy begin instantly and can play a significant role in your health for the rest of the mother’s life. Shorter labor and easier delivery: There have been some small studies that have shown that women who exercise regularly are 58% less likely to request pain medication. Regular exercisers are 75% less likely to need a forceps delivery and 4 times less likely to have a C-section. Also, wome...
Source: Cord Blood News - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Cord Blood pregnancy Source Type: blogs
  An increasing amount of research is coming to the forefront showing the relationship between exercise and the health of expecting mothers and their baby. The benefits of increasing physical activity before and during pregnancy begin instantly and can play a significant role in your health for the rest of the mother’s life. Shorter labor and easier delivery: There have been some small studies that have shown that women who exercise regularly are 58% less likely to request pain medication. Regular exercisers are 75% less likely to need a forceps delivery and 4 times less likely to have a C-section. Also, wome...
Source: Cord Blood News - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Cord Blood pregnancy Source Type: blogs
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