Reversible EMT and MET mediate amnion remodeling during pregnancy and labor
The amnion is remodeled during pregnancy to protect the growing fetus it contains, and it is particularly dynamic just before and during labor. By combining ultrastructural, immunohistochemical, and Western blotting analyses, we found that human and mouse amnion membranes during labor were subject to epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), mediated, in part, by the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway responding to oxidative stress. Primary human amnion epithelial cell cultures established from amnion membranes from nonlaboring, cesarean section deliveries exhibited EMT after exposure to oxidative stress...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - February 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Richardson, L. S., Taylor, R. N., Menon, R. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

General Anesthesia Boosts Postpartum Depression Risk After C - Section: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, News, Source Type: news

General Anesthesia Boosts Postpartum Depression Risk After C-Section: Study
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- Women who receive general anesthesia during a cesarean section delivery are at higher risk of severe postpartum depression that requires hospitalization, as well as self-inflicted harm and suicidal thoughts, a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The Future of Health Care in Mali Starts with Women
By Katherine Seaton, Editorial Officer ; Cheick Oumar Tour é, Country director, Mali and associate regional director, West Africa Gao Nursing School in Mali. Photo taken by Trevor Snapp for IntraHealth International.February 06, 2020More than half of Mali’s residents live in rural areas. Add to that the country’s shortage of health workers and high-quality training programs, plus political instability, and high-quality health care becomes much harder to access.But over the past two decades, IntraHealth International’s Mali country director Cheick Touré and his team have worked to chang...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Digital Health Education Performance Leadership and Governance IntraHealth ' s 40th Anniversary Gender Equality Health Workforce Systems Nursing Midwifer Source Type: news

Cesarean Rates No Higher for Diabetes Patients Induced in 38th Week
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- In women with prepregnancy type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus (PDM), induction of labor (IOL) is not associated with increased cesarean section rates compared with expectant management beyond 39 weeks, but it is associated... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Second U.S. Baby Born From Transplanted Uterus From Deceased Donor
THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 -- The second U.S. baby born from a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor was delivered by cesarean section in November, it was announced Thursday. Benjamin Thomas Gobrecht was born to 33-year-old Jennifer Gobrecht, who... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Cost Of Having A Baby Is Going Up
BOSTON (CBS) – Having a baby isn’t cheap. And according to a new study it’s getting even more expensive. According to researchers at the University of Michigan, the average out of pocket cost of having a baby jumped from just over $3,000 in 2008 to more than $4,500 in 2015. That’s including pregnancy, delivery, and the three months postpartum. The costs for having a C-section were even higher. While the Affordable Care Act requires full coverage for preventive services, families are still on the hook for many copays. Rising costs may cause some mothers to skip routine care which could lead to poorer...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Child Birth Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

New Mom With Brain Tumor Turns To Boston Hospital For Keyhole Brain Surgery
BOSTON (CBS) — Imagine giving birth to a premature baby and then being told you have a brain tumor. That’s what happened to a woman from Holden. But thanks to a new approach at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, this new mom was able to have brain surgery and quickly return to her newborn son. At 27 weeks pregnant, Bethany Shea was diagnosed with preeclampsia and had an emergency C-section. Then she went blind. “It was a pregnancy complication due to my high blood pressure,” Bethany explained. Bethany regained her vision, but worried she had had a stroke, doctors ordered an MRI. But instead of a st...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Brigham and Women's Hospital Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Cesarean Section Not Linked to Obesity in Offspring
MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 -- There is no association between elective or nonelective cesarean section with obesity in young adulthood, according to a study published online Dec. 6 in PLOS Medicine. Viktor H. Ahlqvist, from the Karolinska Institutet in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

C-Section Is Not Tied to Obesity in Children
A large new study found no link between the method of birth and obesity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Caesarean Section Obesity Source Type: news

White House to Require Hospitals, Insurers to Disclose Actual Healthcare Prices
(WASHINGTON) — New rules from the Trump administration on Friday would require insurers and hospitals to disclose upfront the actual prices for common tests and procedures to promote competition and push down costs. The sweeping changes face stiff pushback from the health care industry and could be challenged in court. Even in an ideal world where information flows freely, patients and their families would have to deal with a learning curve to become comfortable with the intricacies of health care billing. “This shadowy system has to change,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said. “The ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR / AP Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare onetime Source Type: news

'Skin-on-skin' cuddle straight after a C-section puts both mother and baby at risk
If babies grab or suckle on electrical equipment called electrodes, it could set off heart monitor alarms that medics may mistake for a life-threatening problem in the mother, a doctor in Spain has warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical device used during labour falls out of patient 10 weeks later
A B.C. woman suffered severe pain after a medical device was left inside her after an emergency C-section. Research shows she's not alone — Canada leaves more surgical instruments like sponges, needles and clamps inside patients than any other developed country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Woman diagnosed with breast cancer rushed into emergency C-section to deliver a baby the SAME day
Brooke Taylor, 32, of Gore, Oklahoma, was diagnosed with stage III invasive ductal breast cancer six hours before she delivered her first child, Elsie James, who was born without complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaginal preparation with chlorhexidine at cesarean section to reduce endometritis and prevent sepsis: a randomized pilot trial (PREPS)
Cesarean sections are the most common major operation worldwide. One in 10 women develops a surgical-site infection after cesarean section. The PREPS pilot trial was developed to assess the feasibility of a randomized controlled trial of vaginal cleansing with chlorhexidine before cesarean section, to reduce infectious morbidity. It is possible to perform a randomized controlled trial in women undergoing an elective or emergency cesarean section, using a verbal-followed-by-written consent process, while maintaining high adherence and retaining women in the trial. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASA: Unnecessary Opioids Often Prescribed After C-Section
MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Opioids are commonly not needed but are overprescribed at discharge among women who undergo cesarean deliveries (CDs), and provider education and new order sets can reduce use of oxycodone for post-CD pain management,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Uganda: C-Section Births - Government Accuses Hospitals of Greed
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health has decried the rise in the number of caesarean section births, saying they are driven by the hospitals' desire to make more money compared to normal deliveries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Adverse Outcomes Up for Vaginal Birth After Previous C-Section
MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 -- Women undergoing vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) are more likely to have adverse maternal birth-related complications and perinatal outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in PLOS Medicine. Kathryn E.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Safe is Vaginal Delivery After a Cesarean Birth?
FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 -- Once a woman gives birth by cesarean section, attempting a vaginal delivery is far riskier for mother and baby alike, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Oxford collected data on more than 70,000 births in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mothers who push a child out naturally after a C-section face higher risk of complications
A study by Oxford University suggests mothers are safer choosing another C-section to lower the risk of uterine rupture, blood transfusion, sepsis and harm to the baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers should not push a child out naturally after a C-section due to complications
A study by Oxford University suggests mothers are safer choosing another C-section to lower the risk of uterine rupture, blood transfusion, sepsis and harm to the baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploring a Possible Link Between C-Sections and Autism
Children born by cesarean section may have important differences that affect their neurodevelopment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Autism Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Babies and Infants Caesarean Section JAMA Network Open Source Type: news

Baby Gut Study Finds Bacteria Different After C-Section Births Baby Gut Study Finds Bacteria Different After C-Section Births
A huge study of babies'stool samples has found key differences between infants born vaginally and via cesarean section, offering clues about the development of the human immune system, researchers said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 20, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

C-section babies have less of their mom's gut bacteria. Here's why that matters
There are significant differences between babies born by cesarean and babies born vaginally when it comes to a newborn's microbiome, the bacteria that colonize our gut and play a key role in keeping us healthy, new research has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caesarean babies have different gut bacteria, microbiome study finds
C-section babies pick up more hospital bacteria than those born vaginally, research showsBabies born by caesarean section have different gut bacteria to those delivered vaginally, the most comprehensive study to date on the baby microbiome has found.The study showed that babies born vaginally pick up most of their initial dose of bacteria from their mother, while C-section babies have more bugs linked to hospital environments, including strains that demonstrate antimicrobial resistance. The findings could explain the higher prevalence of asthma, allergies and other immune conditions in babies born by caesarean.Continue rea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Health Childbirth Science Immunology Asthma & wellbeing Medical research Society Children Source Type: news

Baby gut study finds bacteria different after C-section births
A huge study of babies' stool samples has found key differences between infants born vaginally and via Caesarean section, offering clues about the development of the human immune system, researchers said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Babies born via C-section don't benefit from vaginal seeding, study shows
Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, UCLand University of Birmingham, discovered very little vaginal bacteria in the guts of newborns delivered via natural birth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Section Delivery Might Alter Newborn's'Microbiome '
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 -- New research reveals that the bacterial composition of a newborn's gut may be dependent on how the baby is delivered. Gut bacteria found in children delivered by cesarean section largely reflected the bacterial... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cesarean Section Quality Initiative Cuts Opioid Use
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 -- The enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program, a quality improvement initiative that made changes to preoperative and postoperative processes, leads to reductions in opioid use without increased pain and with faster... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Possible link between C-section and autism, ADHD
(Reuters Health) - The combined results of 61 studies conducted in 19 countries suggest that when a woman gives birth by cesarean section, autism in the child is 33% more likely and the odds of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increase by 17%. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Babies born by C-section are '33 per cent more likely to develop autism'
Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, compared data from more than 20million births in 19 countries around the world and found higher risks than for vaginal births. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More pregnant women are undergoing imaging
The use of medical imaging during pregnancy has grown in the U.S. and Canada...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: In utero MRI on par with ultrasound for fetal brain evaluation How does chemo during pregnancy affect child development? Ultrasound in late pregnancy could reduce C-section rate Clinical rules reduce need for CTPA during pregnancy Can prenatal ultrasound predict Zika infection outcomes? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tissue Adhesive, Sterile Strips Similar After Cesarean Section
WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 -- With cesarean deliveries, wound complications are similar for tissue adhesive and sterile strips when used after closure of a Pfannenstiel skin incision, according to a study published online July 9 in Obstetrics&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study shows relationship between type of delivery and twins' psychological development
(University of Malaga) A research team of the University of Malaga (UMA) in the area of Medicine and Psychology has analyzed for the first time the effect of the type of delivery on twins' psychological development and intelligence, demonstrating that cesarean section carries an independent risk in these multiple births. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trust sets up C-section team to provide continuity of care
A trust in Northamptonshire has developed a dedicated midwifery team to ensure mothers-to-be who need to have a planned caesarean section receive  “continuous and personal” care.  (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New trend for 'C-section selfies' is putting new mothers at risk of SEPSIS
Midwives at an NHS trust in Hull, East Yorkshire, said they are becoming 'increasingly concerned' by the number of women they see taking off their dressings for photos to post on social media. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First U.S. Baby Delivered Via Transplanted Womb
The healthy baby girl was delivered by C-section in June. This is only the second time such a delivery has happened worldwide, the first having occurred in Brazil in December. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In a U.S. First, Baby Is Delivered From Womb Transplanted From Deceased Donor
TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 -- Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic announced that they've achieved a first in North America: delivering a baby from a uterus that had been transplanted from a deceased donor. The healthy baby girl was delivered by C-section in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Baby has defined the odds to survive after he was born four months early
Murphy Russell was given a 50 per cent chance of survival after he arrived by emergency C-section on January 24. The four-month-old is now home in Oakenshaw, near Bradford. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New mother contracted a flesh-eating infection after undergoing a C-section
Essence Blackhurst, 21, delivered her son, Eli, in May via C-section, but she contracted a flesh-eating bacterial infection after the operation and had to undergo five surgeries over three weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant mother, 36, died after collapsing in a hospital car park DAYS before she was due
Rachel Molloy was rushed to hospital with stomach pains on April 24. Her daughter, Isabelle, was born via C-section at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, before Mrs Molloy died the next day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 24, is confined to a wheelchair after suffering a stroke at 29 weeks pregnant
Claire Winnett, 24, of Doncaster, was enjoying a normal pregnancy until her arm started shaking uncontrollably on September 6. She was forced to give birth to Sienna via C-section. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby girl thriving after first in-utero surgery to treat spina bifida performed at Cleveland Clinic
The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio performed its first in-utero spina bifida surgery on a 23-week-old fetus in February. The baby girl was born at 37 weeks on June 3 via C-section and is doing well (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First-time mother from Manchester develops sepsis from a C-section
Charlotte Parkins, 31, from Manchester, was 38 weeks pregnant when she had the operation to deliver son Freddie in January. She thought she was on the brink of death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New tool can pinpoint origins of the gut ’s bacteria
A UCLA-led research team has developed a faster and more accurate way to determine  where the many bacteria that live in, and on, humans come from. Broadly, the tool can deduce the origins of any microbiome, a localized and diverse community of microscopic organisms.The new computational tool, called “FEAST,” can analyze large amounts of genetic information in just a few hours, compared to tools that take days or weeks. The software program could be used in health care, public health, environmental studies and agriculture.The study was published online in Nature Methods.A microbiome typically contains hund...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 10, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Behaviour of channelized section spillover: a numerical simulation study - Qi H, Zhang L.
A typical arterial consists of two sections: an upstream section (U-section) and a channelized section (C-section). When vehicles queue beyond the interface of the two sections, channelized section spillovers (CSSs) occur. This research investigates the dy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Mother, 37, claims her life has been ruined after a 'botched' C-section triggered a stroke
Samantha Wilkinson, 37, went to the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan after going into labour with her third child in 2010. She claims the surgery caused her to have a haemorrhagic stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why it ’s so expensive to deliver a baby in San Francisco
In 2016, the price of a C-section ranged from about $15,000 to over $39,000 in the Bay Area. For comparison, the same procedure in Knoxville, Tenn. cost as little as $3,000. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Why it ’s so expensive to deliver a baby in San Francisco
In 2016, the price of a C-section ranged from about $15,000 to over $39,000 in the Bay Area. For comparison, the same procedure in Knoxville, Tenn. cost as little as $3,000. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Late Pregnancy Ultrasounds Could Prevent Emergency C-Sections
BOSTON (CBS) — A new study from the University of Cambridge finds late pregnancy ultrasounds could prevent many emergency C-sections and even prevent some infant deaths. In 3-4% of pregnancies, babies fail to flip head down, leading to what’s called a breech presentation. Trying to deliver a baby feet or buttocks first can lead to serious complications for the baby, including death. But sometimes it’s not known that a baby is breech until delivery. At 36 weeks, it is still possible for a doctor to try to coax the baby head down by applying pressure to the abdomen, and if that doesn’t work, a routine...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Ultrasound Source Type: news