A Personal History of the C-Section
When my daughter ’s delivery went off the script I had imagined, it made me wonder about what we ask from our birth stories. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Leslie Jamison Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Caesarean Section Women and Girls Surgery and Surgeons Source Type: news

Kenya: Expectant Mother Died Awaiting C-Section for 8 Hours
[Nation] Abdirahman Abdi is a distressed man. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

C-Section Babies Miss Out on Mom's'Microbiome,' But Treatment Can Change That
Title: C-Section Babies Miss Out on Mom's'Microbiome,'But Treatment Can Change ThatCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/23/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/24/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - June 24, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Maternal Vaginal Fluids Mimic Microbe Transfer of Vaginal Birth
Swabbing infants born by Cesarean-section with a gauze harboring their mother ’s vaginal fluids made their skin and gut microbiota more closely resemble that of vaginally born babies. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 23, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

C-Section Babies Miss Out on Mom's'Microbiome,' But Treatment Can Change That
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- When a baby is born, the mother's body provides a pathway into the world, but the journey also exposes them to beneficial bacteria that live in and on their mom. But that critical exchange doesn't happen during a cesarean... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Beneficial bacteria can be restored to C-section babies at birth
(Rutgers University) Babies born by cesarean section don't have the same healthy bacteria as those born vaginally, but a Rutgers-led study for the first time finds that these natural bacteria can be restored. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 17, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Neonatal Outcomes After Uterine Transplant Reflect Gestational Age Neonatal Outcomes After Uterine Transplant Reflect Gestational Age
Infants delivered via cesarean section after uterus transplantation appear to have outcomes similar to what's expected for newborns of the same gestational age, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Cutting-edge: New and improved drug to counter spinal anesthesia blues during C-sections
(Cactus Communications) Spinal anesthesia for cesarean section deliveries can cause the mother's blood pressure to drop. To prevent this, physicians routinely administer certain drugs, of which the most common one can lead to undesirable complications in both the mother and the baby. A new study in Chinese Medical Journal shows how a more recent drug that is gaining in use could be the better alternative in terms of reduced complications and also benefit the baby's neurodevelopment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Considering a vaginal birth after a cesarean
If you've delivered a baby by cesarean section, or C-section, and you're pregnant again, you might be able to choose between scheduling a repeat C-section or a vaginal birth after cesarean. Many women are candidates for a vaginal birth after cesarean. Still, the choice to pursue a vaginal birth after cesarean or schedule a repeat C-section can [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 6, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Inside Moroccan maternity ward where Malian mother gave birth to record breaking NINE babies
Halima Cisse, 25, and all five girls and four boys are 'doing fine' after a cesarean section in Morocco. Should all nine babies survive, the birth would break the current world record. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rate of Planned C-Section on Maternal Request Stable in Canada
MONDAY, May 3, 2021 -- Rates of planned cesarean delivery on maternal request (CDMR) have remained stable in Canada, and planned CDMR may be associated with a reduced risk for short-term adverse outcomes, according to a study published in the May 3... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Women who plan to have a C section are no more likely to suffer poor outcomes
Ottawa University scientists suggested patients may opt for C-sections because of perceptions they will receive better care and to avoid pain from giving birth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why C-Section Babies May Be at Higher Risk for a Food Allergy
Title: Why C-Section Babies May Be at Higher Risk for a Food AllergyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/30/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - May 3, 2021 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Why C-Section Babies May Be at Higher Risk for a Food Allergy
FRIDAY, April 30, 2021 -- Could there be a link between having a C-section and your baby's chances of developing a peanut allergy? Yes, a team of Canadian researchers warns. Their new study found that babies born via cesarean section appear to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tranexamic Acid Cuts Postpartum Bleed Risk After C-Section Tranexamic Acid Cuts Postpartum Bleed Risk After C-Section
Pregnant women given tranexamic acid immediately after their cesarean section are 16% less likely to experience postpartum hemorrhage, according to results of the TRAAP2 clinical trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Incidence of Postpartum Hemorrhage Lower With Tranexamic Acid
THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 -- For women undergoing cesarean section, prophylactic use of tranexamic acid results in a lower incidence of postpartum hemorrhage, according to a study published in the April 29 issue of the New England Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Construction on CaroMont Health's Belmont hospital slated to begin this summer
Construction will soon start on CaroMont Health's $196 million-plus  hospital project in Belmont. CaroMont Regional Medical Center-Belmont will have 54 acute-care beds, including 48 for telemetry and six for labor and delivery. There will also be 12 observation beds; a surgical section with two operating rooms, a C-section suite and an endo/bronchoscopy suite; a 1 6-room emergency department; and imaging services, said Trish Goble, senior director of patient care services in Belmont, at a recent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Construction on CaroMont Health's Belmont hospital slated to begin this summer
Construction will soon start on CaroMont Health's $196 million-plus  hospital project in Belmont. CaroMont Regional Medical Center-Belmont will have 54 acute-care beds, including 48 for telemetry and six for labor and delivery. There will also be 12 observation beds; a surgical section with two operating rooms, a C-section suite and an endo/bronchoscopy suite; a 1 6-room emergency department; and imaging services, said Trish Goble, senior director of patient care services in Belmont, at a recent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

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
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
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