Mother's three-week-old baby 'died' in her arms
Ramaya Wilkinson, from Doncaster, was born at just 28 weeks via an emergency C-section after she stopped moving in her 30-year-old mother Emma Burns' womb. She had several holes in her heart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda:Government Questions High Rate of C-Section Births
[Monitor] Kampala -The Health ministry has raised questions on whether the marked increase in delivery of babies by caesarean at private-for-profit and private-not-for-profit hospitals is commercially-motivated or out of medical necessity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Uganda: Government Questions High Rate of C-Section Births
[Monitor] Kampala -The Health ministry has raised questions on whether the marked increase in delivery of babies by caesarean at private-for-profit and private-not-for-profit hospitals is commercially-motivated or out of medical necessity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

A few interventions may work to reduce C-sections
(Reuters Health) - Unnecessary cesarean-section deliveries (C-sections) might decline if a variety of interventions targeting patients, healthcare professionals and hospitals were implemented, suggests an updated review of existing research. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mother-of-four, 27, dies of a heart attack after emergency C-section
Charlene Flores of Fresno, California, planned to give birth to her fifth daughter with husband Elesandro naturally, due to her history of heart issues which could be aggravated by a Caesarean. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Doctors Leave Cotton in Woman's Belly After C-Section
[Nairobi News] Traces of cotton, which had been left in her abdomen, have made her life miserable, and in devastated state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Home births found to produce very positive health outcomes even for some "high risk" pregnancies, study finds
(Natural News) American women considering a home birth would do well to read this: commonly-thought pregnancy risk factors (such as being over 35 years old, being overweight, and having a vaginal birth after a cesarean section) tend to have good outcomes when they give birth at home or in a birth center. This landmark study,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novant Health, like Atrium, plans new hospital south of Charlotte
Winston-Salem-based Novant Health is prepping to open a 161,000-square-foot hospital in Ballantyne in 2023. Novant expects to invest $154 million in the project, dubbed Ballantyne Medical Center. The proposed hospital would be on a 19-acre site at the intersection of Johnston Road/U.S. Highway 521 and Marvin Road. It would house 36 beds, two general operating rooms, another operating room for C-section s, an emergency department and a helipad. Novant filed a certificate-of-need application earlier… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Novant Health, like Atrium, makes plans for new hospital south of Charlotte
Winston-Salem-based Novant Health is prepping to open a 161,000-square-foot hospital in Ballantyne in 2023. Novant expects to invest $154 million in the project, dubbed Ballantyne Medical Center. The proposed hospital would be on a 19-acre site at the intersection of Johnston Road/U.S. Highway 521 and Marvin Road. It would house 36 beds, two general operating rooms, another operating room for C-section s, an emergency department and a helipad. Novant filed a certificate-of-need application earlier… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Nerve Plane Block May Improve Mastectomy Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Also: obese children and post-surgery pain; patient-controlled epidurals after C-section (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - October 16, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

U.S. costliest place to give birth – and one of the most deadly
Having a baby in the U.S. costs more than in any other country, and many patients are unaware of the complete cost of delivery and care until weeks afterward, Axios reports. The average price of a vaginal delivery in the U.S. is $32,093 before insurance; that amount is about $10,808 after insurance negotiations. For a Cesarean section, it’s an average cost of $51,125, prior to insurance contribution.  And, according to a USA Today investigation, childbirth carries an even greater cost: The U.S.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caitlin Mullen Source Type: news

Push-Button Pain Meds Curb Need for Opioids After C-Section: Study
MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 -- Letting women who've had a cesarean section dispense and control pain medication through a catheter reduces their use of addictive oral opioid painkillers, researchers report. Their study included 576 women who had planned... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Which Countries Conduct The Most Caesarean Sections? [Infographic]
A recent study found that in at least five countries, over half of all births are delivered by C-section. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Niall McCarthy, Contributor Source Type: news

C-section rates have skyrocketed worldwide
The number of women delivering babies via cesarean section ​ has nearly doubled since 2000, a new study shows (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Warn Of C-Section ‘ Epidemic ’ As Global Rates Double
(CBS Local) — Caesarean section birth rates have nearly doubled in two decades worldwide, even reaching “epidemic” proportions in some countries, doctors warned Friday. According to research published in The Lancet, the number of women delivering babies via C-sections rose to 29.7 million worldwide in 2015, or 21 percent. That is the most recent year for which complete data is available. That’s up from 16 million in 2000, or 12 percent of all births, and significantly higher than the 10-15% considered medically necessary. Globally, the number of babies born through #Caesarean section has...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Morning Break: 100,000 Unvaccinated Kids; C-Section'Epidemic'; American Cheese Dies
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - October 12, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

C-Section Rates Have Nearly Doubled Since 2000: Study
Worldwide, births by C-section nearly doubled between 2000 and 2015, a new study has found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: C-Section Rates Nearly Doubled Since 2000
Worldwide, births by C-section nearly doubled between 2000 and 2015, a new study has found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-section births surge to 'alarming' rates worldwide - study
A doubling in worldwide cases of the birth procedure in 15 years is "unjustified", a study says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Rates of Cesarean Section on the Rise Since 2000
FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 -- Global cesarean section (CS) rates are increasing, according to one in a series of three papers published online Oct. 11 in The Lancet. Ties Boerma, Ph.D., from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

C-Section Rates Have Nearly Doubled Since 2000: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 -- The number of women delivering babies via cesarean section has nearly doubled worldwide since 2000, to about 21 percent, new research shows. That's significantly higher than the 10 percent to 15 percent considered medically... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Quarter of births now by C-section as obesity levels and older mothers sees caesarean births surge
The number of caesarean births has risen from 19.7 per cent to 26.2 per cent between 2000 and 2015. Obesity, women having children later in life and fear of labour are thought to be behind the increase. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of caesarean section almost doubles since 2000
21% of births globally are C-section, study shows Related items fromOnMedica Unprotected sex among British teens – soars Parity lower in women with unfavourable lipid profile Fertility treatment does not appear to raise serious cancer risk Ultrasonography needed to check for ectopic pregnancy NICE to review fertility guidance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

C-section births rise rapidly to more than 20 percent worldwide
Rates of caesarean section births almost doubled between 2000 and 2015 – from 12 to 21 percent worldwide - new research has found, with the life-saving surgery unavailable to many women in poor countries while often over-used in richer ones. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

C-section deliveries nearly doubled worldwide since 2000, study finds
No matter where a family lives, welcoming a baby into the world can be a joyous occasion -- yet how a woman experiences birth varies drastically from country to country. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-section deliveries are rising at 'striking' rate, study shows
No matter where a family lives, welcoming a baby into the world can be a joyous occasion -- yet how a woman experiences birth varies drastically from country to country. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Sections Have Nearly Doubled Since 2000. That Isn ’t Necessarily A Good Thing
Nearly twice as many babies were born via caesarean sections (C-sections) in 2015 as in 2000, a new report says. Almost 30 million C-sections were performed globally in 2015, accounting for 21% of all live births, according to World Health Organization and UNICEF data published Thursday in the Lancet. In 2000, 16 million babies were delivered by C-section, accounting for 12% of live births. The uptick in C-sections — and the persistent disparities in where they’re performed — points to two connected trends, the authors write. On one hand, the growth signifies that more women are giving birth under medical...
Source: TIME: Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime maternal health Source Type: news

In childbirth, when to begin pushing does not affect C-section rates
(Washington University in St. Louis) Obstetricians have differing opinions about when women should begin pushing during labor and whether the timing of pushing increases the likelihood of a cesarean section. Many obstetricians recommend that a woman begin pushing as soon the cervix is fully dilated, while others advise waiting until she feels the urge to push. Washington University School of Medicine led a multicenter study that found the timing of pushing has no effect on whether women deliver vaginally or by C-section. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to speed up recovery from a cesarean delivery
Women may take longer to recover from a cesarean delivery, or C-section, compared with a vaginal birth. In this article, we look at what to expect in the days, weeks, and months after cesarean delivery, and we provide tips to help people recover faster. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Ondansetron Dosing in C-Section Under Spinal Anesthesia Ondansetron Dosing in C-Section Under Spinal Anesthesia
What is the minimal weight-based dose of ondansetron required to reduce hypotension after spinal anesthesia in women undergoing cesarean section?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Children born by C-section face higher risk of having a food allergy
Researchers at Örebro University and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm led the study, which tracked more than a million children for around 13 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children born by C-section face a 21% higher risk of having a food allergy
Researchers at Örebro University and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm led the study, which tracked more than a million children for around 13 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alternative Antibiotics After C-Section Linked to More Infections Alternative Antibiotics After C-Section Linked to More Infections
Women given alternatives to first-line cephalosporins showed a higher risk of surgical site infections, abscess, cellulitis, and other adverse outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Maternal car driving capacity after birth: a pilot prospective study randomizing postnatal women to early verses late driving in a driving simulator - Harpham ME, Nassar N, Leung S, Lainchbury A, Shand AW.
BACKGROUND: Women are commonly advised to avoid driving following cesarean section (CS), however this advice is based upon little evidence. AIMS: We aimed to assess a woman's capacity to drive a car postbirth using a driving simulator to objectively examin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Skin Microbiota Differ for Obese, Non-Obese Undergoing C-Section
TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 -- After cesarean delivery (CD), the incision site harbors a higher bacterial biomass in obese women than in non-obese women, according to a study recently published in Scientific Reports. Kara M. Rood, M.D., from The Ohio... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Country singer Walker Hayes reveals his newborn daughter died after his wife's uterus ruptured
Country singer Walker Hayes's wife, Laney went into labor at age 39 on June 6, but her uterus tore, and the daughter she was carrying died during an emergency C-section, the couple has revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

74 per cent of hospitals do not respect a woman's right to choose a c-section
Research by British charity Birthrights has revealed only 26 per cent of NHS hospitals follow guidelines on offering voluntary caesarean sections to women who decide they want one. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New mum, 29, developed deadly sepsis after infected C-section wound began leaking pus
Harriet Shearsmith, 29, says she is lucky to be alive after waking to find her nightdress soaked in pus just two weeks after the birth of her first child Reuben. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inducing labor avoids C-section for some moms, study finds
The surprising findings contradicts a long-held belief that inducing labor leads to more complications, including C-sections (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Choosing to Induce Labor May Cut C-Section Risk
Women who chose to have their labor induced were less likely to need a C-section than women who let nature take its course, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. And there was no evidence labor induction carried any added risks for their babies. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower risk of emergency C-section if women are induced a week early, study finds  
Previously, doctors feared inducing early would put the baby at risk, since they are one week under-developed, and the mother, since it's major surgery. This new US study found the opposite. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inducing labor at 39 weeks may help avoid C-section, study finds
A new study finds that inducing labor at 39 weeks in healthy women may reduce the need for C-section and does not raise risks for the baby, compared with waiting for spontaneous labor. The study doesn't mean everyone should be induced, experts say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy Debate Revisited: To Induce Labor, Or Not?
Young women with simple pregnancies can safely ask a doctor to induce labor, a study finds. It doesn't increase their risk of needing a C-section after all, and can even offer potential benefits.(Image credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Induced labor at 39 weeks may reduce likelihood of C-section, NIH study suggests
Elective induction at 39 weeks also linked to lower risk of maternal high blood pressure disorders. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Inducing Labor at Term Appears to Reduce Cesarean Risk
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Inducing labor at 39 weeks may decrease the risk of cesarean section, according to a study published in the Aug. 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. William A. Grobman, M.D., from Northwestern University in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Elective Labor Induction May Cut C-Section Risk
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Contrary to what doctors have thought, women who opt to have their labor induced in the 39th week of pregnancy do not face a heightened risk of cesarean section, a new clinical trial finds. In fact, the study showed,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sex after a C-section: Everything you need to know
Every woman heals differently, so there no right time to begin having sex after a C-section. Doctors usually advise waiting at least 6 weeks, however, as the cervix and incision site require time to heal. Learn more about what to expect, including how to reduce strain on the wound and when to start using birth control. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Woman who claims she got a C-section without anesthesia 'was offered a $25 gift card as a sorry'
Delfina Mota and her fiance, Paul Iheanachor filed a lawsuit for $5 million against the hospital that they claim gave Mota a C-section without anesthesia and then offered her a $25 gift card to 'smooth it over.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beyonce's and Serena's pregnancies shed light on a real risk
In Vogue's September issue, Beyonc é opens up about childbirth complications and having an emergency C-section. Earlier this year, Serena Williams also shared a life-threatening childbirth experience. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news