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

Beyonce Says She Had Toxemia During Her Pregnancy With Her Twins. Here ’s What That Means
Beyonce revealed that she experienced toxemia, also known as preeclampsia, while she was pregnant with her twins, Sir and Rumi. The condition left her swollen and put her on bed rest for more than a month. In an interview in the September issue of Vogue, the entertainer said that the condition led to an emergency Cesarean section, which required the twins to spend weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Here’s what you should know about toxemia, aka preeclampsia. What is preeclampsia, and why is it also called toxemia? About 5% of pregnant women will get preeclampsia while expecting — usually toward t...
Source: TIME: Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Some Physicians Perform C-Sections Over Fear of Lawsuit
BOSTON (CBS) – More and more women worldwide are delivering babies by Cesarean section and a new review finds physicians’ fear of being sued may be a big driver. It is general consensus that vaginal births are safer and carry fewer risks that C-sections yet the rate of C-sections continues to grow.  To find out why researchers in Ireland reviewed 34 studies involving almost 9,000 obstetricians and midwives from 20 countries. They found that the fear of being sued over a complicated vaginal delivery was a major and significant factor when deciding whether to perform a C-section. Other big inf...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local C-section Cesarean section childbirth Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Morning Break: Facebook Addiction Tx; Reused Condom Warning; C-Section Sans Anesthesia
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

'I was just screaming': Mother claims doctors gave her an emergency c-section WITHOUT anesthesia  
When Delfina Mota's blood pressure dropped and doctors couldn't find her baby's heart beat while she was in labor, the team at the California hospital cut her open without anesthesia, her suit claims. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Desperate Women, Desperate Doctors and the Surprising History Behind the Breastfeeding Debate
For something that’s supposed to be a natural process, breastfeeding can be surprisingly complicated — and not only for new mothers literally struggling with the process. Breastfeeding debates can leave families feeling embattled from both sides, but controversy over who should breastfeed and for how long and where shows no signs of letting up. For example, in July, news broke that the United States had fought a seemingly uncontroversial resolution in support of breastfeeding at the World Health Assembly earlier this spring. But, though such controversies can seem like a distinctly modern problem, breastfeeding...
Source: TIME: Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized health onetime Source Type: news

DEX and Dose Requirement in Spinal Anesthesia for C-Section DEX and Dose Requirement in Spinal Anesthesia for C-Section
Can intrathecal dexmedetomidine potentiate hyperbaric bupivacaine in spinal anesthesia for patients undergoing caesarean, without additional side effects?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mothers in some areas of England are more likely to have a C-section
Official figures revealed nearly a third of all births at Cambridge University Hospitals FT are elective Caesareans. In contrast, the rate is just 3.6 per cent at the Dorset County Hospital FT. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors are wildly over-prescribing opioids painkillers after C-section
(Natural News) Three recent studies published in Obstetrics & Gynecology revealed an excessive number of opioid painkillers are being prescribed to women following a Cesarian-section delivery. This fuels the risk of drug misuse, the researchers said. According to recent statistics, C-sections are the most common inpatient surgery in the U.S., with as many as 1.3 million operations being performs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors are wildly over-prescribing opioids painkillers after C-section procedures
(Natural News) Three recent studies published in Obstetrics & Gynecology revealed an excessive number of opioid painkillers are being prescribed to women following a Cesarian-section delivery. This fuels the risk of drug misuse, the researchers said. According to recent statistics, C-sections are the most common inpatient surgery in the U.S., with as many as 1.3 million operations being performs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protocols for Vaginal Preparation Do Not Reduce C-Section Wound Infections Protocols for Vaginal Preparation Do Not Reduce C-Section Wound Infections
Having an institutional protocol in place for vaginal preparation with antiseptic solution does not reduce surgical site infection rates in women undergoing cesarean delivery during labor, according to a secondary analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Tracking C-Section Pain Patterns May Benefit Surgical Patients Tracking C-Section Pain Patterns May Benefit Surgical Patients
Knowing more about how and when pain starts diminishing after surgery can help doctors and patients understand what's normal and when to expect a full recovery, suggests a small study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Tracking C-section pain patterns may benefit surgical patients
(Reuters Health) - Knowing more about how and when pain starts diminishing after surgery can help doctors and patients understand what's normal and when to expect a full recovery, suggests a small study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pre-delivery risk factors associated with C-section infections
(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) Having a prior cesarean section (C-section), smoking, illicit drug use, and obesity increase the likelihood of developing an infection during a C-section delivery, according to new research presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inducing labor after 41-week pregnancy can save babies' lives
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who have not delivered by around 41 weeks are less likely to require cesarean section births or to have babies die if their labor is induced instead of letting nature take its course, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Research team to study opioid prescription use post c-section and hysterectomy
(Care New England) Researchers at Women& Infants Hospital and Brown University have received a 2018 Seed Award from the Brown Office of the Vice President for Research for their project, " 'Right-sizing' opioid prescription post-cesarean delivery and hysterectomy: Balancing excess medication and patient pain control.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC: U.S. Birth Rate Hits 30-Year Low, Fertility Rate Falling
NEW YORK (CBS Local) – U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday. Experts said several factors may be combining to drive the declines, including shifting attitudes about motherhood and changing immigration patterns. The provisional report, based on a review of more than 99 percent of the birth certificates filed nationwide, counted 3.853 million births last year. That’s the lowest tally since 1987. Births have been declining since 2014, but 2017 sa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health birth rate Fertility Local TV Pregnancy talkers Source Type: news

Baby delivered from brain-damaged mother is OK, goes home
Doctors in Poland say that a girl delivered prematurely by cesarean section from a brain-damaged mother and then treated in hospital for months, has been discharged home in good condition. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Adverse Outcomes Up for Vaginal Birth After Previous C-Section
MONDAY, May 7, 2018 -- The rates of severe maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality are elevated with attempted vaginal delivery after single prior cesarean delivery, according to a study published in the May 7 issue of CMAJ, the journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Higher Risk From Vaginal Birth After C-Section
The new findings about attempted vaginal birth after cesarean are from an analysis of data from nearly 200,000 Canadian women who had a prior cesarean delivery and then gave birth between 2003 and 2014. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Risk of Complications If Vaginal Birth Follows Prior C-Section: Study
MONDAY, May 7, 2018 -- The risk of complications during vaginal birth is higher for mothers and infants if the mother previously had a cesarean delivery, a new study reports. However, the researchers stressed that the overall risk of a complication... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kidney cells from amniotic fluid obtained from cesarean section at delivery
(Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf) Amniotic fluid is a valuable source of fetal stem cells with regenerative potential and useful for therapeutic applications. The origin of amniotic fluid stem cells has been enigmatic. A recently publishes study shows for the first time, that amniotic fluid contains mesenchymal stem cells of kidney origin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Selena Rollaso captures newborn touching her mother's face
A birth photographer captured the instant bond between Stephanie Angelico and daughter Olivia after she was delivered by c-section in a private hospital in Brisbane on January 11. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impedance Cardiography for Monitoring During C-Section Impedance Cardiography for Monitoring During C-Section
This study assessed the utility of impedence cardiograpy as a noninvasive tool to continuously monitor hemodynamics during cesarean section.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

C-section recovery: What to expect
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inducing labor at 39 weeks reduces risks of C-section and other complications
(University of South Florida (USF Health)) Little has been known about what happens to a fetus between 39 and 41 weeks. Through extensive study, researchers found the chances of C-section greatly increase if mothers deliver at 41 weeks, rather than inducing labor at 39 weeks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Alarm as C-Section Births Hit 50%
[Nation] There is a dramatic rise of unintended caesarean-section (C-section), a surgical operation to help mothers deliver a baby, the ministry of Health has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 23, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

B.C. leads the country in C-section deliveries, data reveals
More than one in three deliveries in B.C. hospitals were by C-section last year, the highest rate of surgical birth in Canada, new national data reveals. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Powell County (Ky.) EMS Crew Delivers Baby in Back of Ambulance
POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - It's not a place you expect to give birth, but one woman in Powell County ended up giving birth to a baby girl in the back of an ambulance Sunday. Two Powell County paramedics and one emergency medical technician successfully delivered the baby girl while they were rushing the parents to the hospital. "She already had her clothes partially pulled off," said EMT Terri Patrick, "I told her, 'ma'am I'm going to have to take a look.' She said 'this baby is coming.'" The baby was coming out feet first, which sometimes requires a c-section. "One little purple foot stickin...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Chelsea Jones Tags: News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Stunning photos reveal the 'amazing, beautiful' moment mother sees her baby delivered by c-section  
Allison, of Alabama, had to have her second child by c-section due to a placenta condition. But thanks to a plastic curtain and 'family-centered' approach, she got to see the delivery of her son, Bennett. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Is It Called A'Cesarean Section' Anyway?
The legend about Julius Caesar seems suspect. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-six finds epidural needle in her spine 14 YEARS after giving birth
Amy Bright, 41, gave birth to her sixth and youngest son Jacob by c-section in 2003 at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. 14 years later a piece of the needle from the epidural was found in her spine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watch a midwife deliver her own baby by C-section
On a recent Sunday, Emily Dial prepared to deliver a baby, just as she had done so many other times in her years as a nurse midwife. She scrubbed in, donned surgical gloves and surveyed the delivery room at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Kentucky. There were about half a dozen members of a medical team […]Related:Testing for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rateBrain abnormalities found in 4- and 5-year-olds with ADHD, researchers sayA woman says her chiropractor molested her during a ‘prenatal massage.’ Now she’s suing. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Skip the Finger Exam? Self C-Section; Toxic Toenail Fungus
(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 - March 16, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Midwife delivers her own baby in 'perfect' c-section birth
Emily Dial, a 34-year-old nurse and midwife from Kentucky pulled her baby from her own womb in a c-section delivery, learning it was a girl when she set eyes on Emma in her own hands for the first time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York mother details how she was refused a C-section
Liza Walter-Larregui, 35, from Staten Island, New York has revealed her traumatic birthing ordeal that saw doctors refuse her an emergency C-section, pictured with her son and husband. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother details traumatic how she was refused her a C-section
Liza Walter-Larregui, 35, from Staten Island, New York has revealed her traumatic birthing ordeal that saw doctors refuse her an emergency C-section, pictured with her son and husband. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leeds mother gave birth to both her daughters unconscious
Due for a c-section on while pregnant with her daughter Jamie-Leigh, now three, 42-year-old Sharon Deacon's, from Keighley, heart suddenly stopped, causing her to slip into unconsciousness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sponges were left inside a woman after her c-section
The unnamed woman, 42, believed to be from Chiba in Japan, went to her doctor complaining of bloating that had lasted three years. An abdominal scan revealed two gauze sponges. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news