Study Explores Oxytocin Use in Active Phase of Induced Labor
THURSDAY, April 15, 2021 -- For women stimulated with intravenous oxytocin during the latent phase of induced labor, discontinuation of oxytocin in the active phase of labor may lead to a small increase in the rate of cesarean section but a decrease... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Parents of newborn diagnosed with COVID-19 on days before and after the birth
First-time expectant mother, Jordan Johnson, was scheduled for a Cesarean section at The Birth Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The day before her scheduled delivery, her husband, Jon Eric Johnson, who had been experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive for the virus. The Winston-Salem couple’s birth plan completely changed and Jordan’s mom, Amy Hammett, would now be present with Jordan, 29, during the delivery. The day of delivery, Amy and Jordan… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: By Wake Forest Baptist Health Source Type: news

Parents of newborn diagnosed with COVID-19 on days before and after the birth
First-time expectant mother, Jordan Johnson, was scheduled for a Cesarean section at The Birth Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The day before her scheduled delivery, her husband, Jon Eric Johnson, who had been experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive for the virus. The Winston-Salem couple’s birth plan completely changed and Jordan’s mom, Amy Hammett, would now be present with Jordan, 29, during the delivery. The day of delivery, Amy and Jordan… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: By Wake Forest Baptist Health Source Type: news

Fetal heartbeat monitoring reduces use of C-section, study finds
Basic fetal heartbeat monitoring still is the best method for determining whether a baby is in distress and Caesarean delivery is needed, according to an analysis published Monday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Section Babies Have Microbiome Deficit, But Catch Up Over Time
MONDAY, April 5, 2021 -- Infants born by cesarean section initially have less diverse gut bacteria than those delivered vaginally, but they catch up within a few years, new research reveals. The researchers also found that it takes a long time for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

C-Section Babies Have Microbiome Deficit, But Catch Up Over Time
Title: C-Section Babies Have Microbiome Deficit, But Catch Up Over TimeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/5/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - April 5, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Gut microbiota in cesarean-born babies catches up
(University of Gothenburg) Infants born by cesarean section have a relatively meager array of bacteria in the gut. But by the age of three to five years they are broadly in line with their peers. This is shown by a study that also shows that it takes a remarkably long time for the mature intestinal microbiota to get established. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Docs Debate Blood Thinners to Prevent Clots After C-Section Docs Debate Blood Thinners to Prevent Clots After C-Section
There's sharp debate among physicians about whether wide use of heparin is effective, worth the cost and safe, since it carries the risk of bleeding.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Modern medicine is WEAKENING the immune system with chemicals, antibiotics and C-section births
(Natural News) One of the most, if not the most, important facets of the human immune system is a healthy gut microbiome. Thanks to modern life and chemical medicine, however, many people’s guts are all but dead, leaving them defenseless against illness. The probiotic flora that lives inside the human digestive tract is critical both... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical therapy after c-section improves outcomes
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Women who received physical therapy after undergoing a cesarean section had significantly improved outcomes compared to those who did not according to a new study from University of Missouri Health Care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cesarean section due to social factors affects children's psychology and behavior: a retrospective cohort study - Shi XY, Wang J, Zhang WN, Zhao M, Ju J, Li XY, Lu Q, Wang B, Zou LP.
BACKGROUND: Cesarean section (CS) use has reached a frequency well-above what is expected on the basis of obstetric indications. The large increase in CS use, often for non-medical indications, is of concern given the risks for both women and children. Res... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Elective C-Sections, Induced Delivery Up for Moms With MS
THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2021 -- Women with multiple sclerosis (MS) have no significant differences in severe adverse perinatal outcomes compared with the general population, but they do have an increased prevalence of elective cesarean section, induced... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Megan Fox gets carried by Machine Gun Kelly and more star snaps
Megan Fox gets carried into "SNL" by Machine Gun Kelly, Amy Schumer shows her C-section scar and more... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Awareness ’ Under C - Section Anesthesia May Be Less Rare Than Thought
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nursing, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

' Awareness' Under C-Section Anesthesia May Be Less Rare Than Thought
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- It's a woman's worst nightmare: You're having a C-section under anesthesia, but you suddenly become aware of what is happening during your surgery. Now, a new study shows that phenomenon, known as " accidental awareness, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Timing of Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Examined for C-Section
TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2020 -- For women undergoing cesarean section, the risk for surgical site infection (SSI) is not increased when surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis (SAP) is administered after umbilical cord clamping rather than before incision,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antibiotics for C-sections effective after umbilical cord clamped
(Rutgers University) Antibiotics for cesarean section births are just as effective when they're given after the umbilical cord is clamped as before clamping - the current practice - and could benefit newborns' developing microbiomes, according to Rutgers co-authored research. The study, by far the largest of its kind and published in the journalAntimicrobial Resistance& Infection Control, challenges current recommendations for antibiotic use. Administering antibiotics after clamping does not increase the risk of infection at the site of C-section incisions, the study concludes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

B.C. mother who gave birth while in a coma due to COVID-19 is awake, meets baby for first time
Gillian McIntosh, who gave birth via C-section, had been in an induced coma and on a ventilator because of COVID-19 since November. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

UK's aim to half maternal mortality by 2030 is challenged by social inequalities, and increasing maternal age, obesity and c-section rates
(The European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC)) The complex issues around maternal deaths in the UK will be presented at Euroanaesthesia in a new review by an anaesthesiologist who works on the UK Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths (CEMD), which began in 1952 and investigates the death of every mother during pregnancy and after childbirth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Video: Cesarean section
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk for Infection Up for Children Born by C-Section
FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 -- Birth by cesarean section (CS) is associated with an increased risk for infection-related hospitalization in early childhood, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in PLOS Medicine. Jessica E. Miller, M.P.H., Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cesarean section-born children may face higher risk of infection-related hospitalization
(PLOS) Children born via cesarean section may be more likely to be hospitalized for infection during early childhood. A study published in PLOS Medicine by Jessica Miller at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia and colleagues suggests that compared to vaginally-born children, cesarean-born children may have a higher risk of infection-related hospitalization for up to five years of age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

B.C. woman gives birth while in coma due to COVID-19
Gill McIntosh went to hospital in Abbotsford with what she thought were pregnancy-related symptoms. Instead, she was diagnosed with COVID-19, put on a ventilator and given an emergency C-section to deliver her son. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

COVID-19-positive B.C. woman on ventilator gives birth via emergency C-section
Gillian McIntosh's newborn son will hopefully be able to go home from the hospital next week, but the Abbotsford mother doesn't know... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do cesarean delivery's effects on birth hormones impact a newborn's neurodevelopment?
(Wiley) Cesarean section delivery and vaginal delivery lead to different hormonal exposures that may affect a newborn's development, according to an article published in the Journal of Neuroendocrinology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Risks for Prematurity, SGA, Cesarean Up With IBD in Pregnancy
FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 -- The risks for prematurity, small for gestational age, and cesarean section are increased in pregnancies among women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study published in the November issue of Alimentary... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Benefits of ultrasound fetal size estimates questioned
The benefits of using third-trimester ultrasound scans to predict large infant...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 4D MRI could be big leap forward for fetal heart imaging Can ultrasound, 3D printing deepen maternal-fetal bonds? Third-trimester ultrasound finds undetected fetal abnormalities More pregnant women are undergoing imaging Ultrasound in late pregnancy could reduce C-section rate (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Role of C-Section in Mother-to-child Transmission of HBV The Role of C-Section in Mother-to-child Transmission of HBV
Does cesarean section and nonbreastfeeding prevent mother-to-child transmission in HBV-positive mothers who did not receive antiviral therapy during pregnancy?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Feeding C-section babies their mothers' POOP helps them develop healthy gut bacteria
A new study from the University of Helsinki found that C-section babies who had a small amount of their mothers' feces fed to them at birth had gut bacteria similar to infants born vaginally. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fecal Transfer from Moms to Babies After C-Section: Trial Results
Tiny doses of maternal poo mixed with breast milk and given to Cesarean-born infants makes their gut microbiota resemble those of babies born vaginally. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

A Bit of Mom's Poop Might Boost Health of C-Section Babies: Study
THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 -- Delivering by cesarean section deprives babies from receiving mom's beneficial bacteria during the journey through the birth canal. Now researchers are studying an innovative way to counter that: Feeding newborns breast... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fecal transplantation can restore the gut microbiota of C-section babies
(University of Helsinki) Birth by Cesarean section is detrimental to normal gut microbiota development. Researchers demonstrated that the intestinal microbiota development can be restored by postnatal, orally-delivered transplantation of maternal fecal microbiota. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 1, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Negative Pressure Does Not Cut C-Section Infection Risk in Obese
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- Compared with standard wound care, prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy does not lower the risk for surgical-site infection in obese women following cesarean delivery, according to a study published in the Sept.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Wound therapy device might not lower infection risk in women with obesity after C-section
(Indiana University School of Medicine) Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are learning more about ways to prevent infections in women with obesity who have cesarean delivery. The multi-site study revealed using prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) does not appear to lower the risk of infection for this high-risk group. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diagnosis, management, and treatment of female genital mutilation or cutting in girls - Young J, Nour NM, Macauley RC, Narang SK, Johnson-Agbakwu C, Section on global health, Committee on medical liability and risk management, Committee on bioethics.
Female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) involves medically unnecessary cutting of parts or all of the external female genitalia. It is outlawed in the United States and much of the world but is still known to occur in more than 30 countries. FGM/C mos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What Causes Early Pregnancy Vaginal Bleeding?
Discussion Pregnancy complications in early pregnancy range from mild to severe. They can include nausea and emesis which often is treated symptomatically, but can cause hyperemesis gravidarum and need hospitalization for intravenous fluids. Mild cramping and slight spotting are not uncommon. Some type of pregnancy bleeding is common with 20-40% of women experiencing it. Women who have early vaginal bleeding have a higher risk of later pregnancy complications. Pregnancy in adolescents is about 10% of all pregnancies. Adolescent pregnancy can be associated with various problems including higher rates of threatened aborti...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Women who deliver by C-section are less likely to conceive subsequent children
(Penn State) Women who deliver their first child by cesarean section (C-section) are less likely to conceive a second child than those who deliver vaginally, despite being just as likely to plan a subsequent pregnancy, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The team followed more than 2,000 women for three years after they delivered their first child. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 in Pregnancy, Worse C-Section Outcomes
Pregnant women with COVID-19 who deliver by cesarean section may be at greater risk for complications that affect them and their babies, new research suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When COVID-19 Strikes in Pregnancy, C-Section Tied to Worse Outcomes
THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 -- Pregnant women with COVID-19 who deliver by cesarean section may be at greater risk for complications that affect them and their babies, new research suggests. The study focused on 82 women with COVID-19 -- four of them... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Temperature, humidity affects virus life on surfaces, C-section may raise risk for infected mothers
The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Opioid prescriptions after childbirth linked to increased risk of overdose, persistent use
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Women who are prescribed opioids after childbirth have an increased risk of persistent opioid use or other serious opioid-related events, including overdose, in their first year postpartum, according to a new study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers. This is true regardless of whether the woman had a vaginal delivery or a cesarean section. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Education tool fails to influence expecting mothers' delivery decisions, study finds
Efforts to encourage women with a history of cesarean section, or C-section, to opt for vaginal birth at the time of delivery are going high-tech, but based on the findings of a new study improvements are needed. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mom Successfully Delivers in Country's First Cesarean COVID-19 Birth
[New Zimbabwe] A pregnant woman who is a Covid-19 positive case Thursday successfully gave birth through a cesarean section at Gweru Provincial Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: Don't Opt for Cesarean Section As Means of Delivery--Whog Specialist
[Ghanaian Times] Tema -A Specialist with the Women's Health Obstetrician and Gynaecology (WHOG), Dr Dixie Constantini has cautioned women against deliberately opting for Cesarean-section (C-section) as a means of delivering their babies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 19, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

She was fighting coronavirus and gave birth while in a coma. She met her baby five weeks later
Alicia Kappers doesn't remember her contractions or her baby's first cries. Other than her newborn son, her only reminder of that day is the scar from her cesarean section. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women Are Less Likely to Conceive After C-Section Delivery
Among women who delivered by C-section, 68.9 percent conceived within the next three years, compared with 76.7 percent of women who delivered vaginally. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Caesarean Section Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Kenya: First C-Section at Sub-County Hospital as Nyamira Upgrades Pay Off
[Nation] Medics at Kijauri Sub-county Hospital have successfully performed the first caesarean section after operationalisation of the facility's new theatre, signalling continued improvement of rural health units in Nyamira County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - April 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

IBD Symptoms in Pregnancy Tied to Higher C-Section Rate, IUGR
WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 -- Women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have lower pregnancy rates, and those with uncontrolled disease are at increased risk for adverse outcomes, according to a study published online April 7 in Alimentary... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

C-Section Births May Increase Risk for Diabetes
Women born by cesarean section had a higher risk for developing Type 2 diabetes decades later. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Diabetes Caesarean Section Obesity Source Type: news

Do C-Section Babies Become Heavier Adults?
TUESDAY, April 14, 2020 -- Girls born by cesarean delivery may be more prone to obesity and type 2 diabetes as adults, a new study suggests. Of more than 33,000 women born between 1946 and 1964, nearly 1,100 were delivered by C-section. Of those... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news