Serena Williams Saved Her Own Life
(MedPage Today) -- One of the most amazing accomplishments performed by tennis superstar Serena Williams took place off the court, when she saved her own life. It was in 2017, when Williams had an emergency cesarean section because her baby's... (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - August 12, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The U.S. rate of C-section births continues to climb
There has been a small but steady increase in the number of Caesarean-section births for much of the past 25 years. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Doctors in Anti-Abortion States Now Have No Idea When They ’re Allowed to Save a Pregnant Person’s Life
One of the first patients emergency medicine physician Dr. Taylor Nichols ever treated on his own was a woman who had an ectopic pregnancy—a dangerous condition in which a fertilized egg grows outside the uterus, potentially causing life-threatening bleeding if it ruptures the organ in which it’s growing. She came into the hospital stable. By the time Nichols examined her, she was hemorrhaging. Nichols got her into emergency surgery, where an ob-gyn operated to save the patient’s life. By that point, it was clear there was no other option. But had he been practicing in a state where ending a pregnancy is ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme and Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized abortion healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

What are Potential Problems with Placental Abnormalities?
Discussion “The placenta is a unique organ that sits at the interface of, and facilitates nearly all interactions between, maternal and fetal physiology. It is the sole source of oxygen and nutrition for the fetus, and provides a protective barrier against external insults. The placenta is also a highly adaptable organ that is capable of showing a wide range of pathological changes in response to various maternal and fetal factors and stressors.” The placenta has 3 layers: the amnion (fetal side), the chorion, and decidua (maternal side). In addition to making observations about the maternal and fetal sides, co...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 27, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Early Intervention Among Women Getting Cesareans in Rwanda is Saving Lives
By MOMENTUM, USAID suite of awardsJune 10, 2022This blog post was originally published on the USAID MOMENTUM website on June 7, 2022.Read it here.Cesarean deliveries have become increasingly safe in Rwanda thanks to the efforts of the government and its partners to train and prepare health providers to perform these surgeries. However, pregnant women with previous cesareans are at higher risk of pregnancy complications, including uterine rupture, if not closely monitored in health facilities.Preliminary results of the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths (CEMD) in 2019 ranked cesareans as the highest maternal mortal...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Health Workers Community Health Workers Midwives Source Type: news

Pregnant Women With Monkeypox Advised to Have C-Section Pregnant Women With Monkeypox Advised to Have C-Section
To minimize the risk of a baby contracting monkeypox, pregnant women with the virus are being advised to give birth by C-section.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - June 9, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Biomarker panel could help predict gestational diabetes in early pregnancy
UCLA researchers have taken a step toward identifying a possible way to detect gestational diabetes mellitus earlier in pregnancy, which could improve  diagnosis and treatment for the most common disorder of pregnancy.The  study  is published in the journal PLOS ONE.Gestational diabetes causes blood sugar levels to rise, creating risks for baby and mother alike. It can lead to high blood pressure, risk of future diabetes and a higher chance of cesarean section in the mother as well as excessive birth weight, premature delivery and other issues in her baby. Diagnosing the condition currently relies on conventional scre...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 1, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Food Allergy Risk Not Greater in C-Section Infants Food Allergy Risk Not Greater in C-Section Infants
This study is helpful because in addition to blood and skin tests, it also used food challenge, which is the gold standard."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

C-Sections Won't Raise Baby's Odds for Food Allergies
MONDAY, May 23, 2022 -- Babies delivered by cesarean section are no more likely to have food allergies during their first year of life than other infants, according to an Australian study. The association between type of delivery and food allergy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

C-Section Antibiotics Show No Link to Asthma in Childhood
FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 -- Giving antibiotics to a woman just before a cesarean delivery does not increase her baby ' s risk of asthma or eczema, a new British study says. C-section is common, but can put new mothers at increased of infection, so... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 20, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

C-Section Antibiotics Show No Link to Asthma in Childhood
Title: C-Section Antibiotics Show No Link to Asthma in ChildhoodCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/20/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - May 20, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Socially Vulnerable Patients Discharged Sooner After C-Section
(MedPage Today) -- Patients who had a C-section birth during the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to be discharged early versus those who delivered before the pandemic, with socially vulnerable patients more commonly discharged sooner, according... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 11, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rev Kate Bottley health: Star's 'unusual' scar 'twinges' years after C-section - explained
KATE BOTTLEY is the Church of England priest who shot to fame after appearing on Gogglebox. Now the reverend has landed a regular spot on BBC Radio 2 and makes regular reality TV appearances. One of which is Tipping Point: Lucky Stars, which is airing tonight on ITV. Now in the public eye, Bottley has raked in hundreds of thousands of social media followers, which in the past she has shared health woes with, including her concern for feeling "scar and epidural twinges" a whopping 16 years after having a C section. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ruth Health scores $2.4M for pregnancy, postpartum support
The startup ' s offerings include pelvic floor therapy, C-section recovery and lactation consulting. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 28, 2022 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Afghan Moms Receive a Fresh Start in the United States
Credit: UNHCRBy Lori Silberman BraunerTEANECK, New Jersey, Apr 26 2022 (IPS) It was a long, harrowing road for Freshta and Shabaneh, two mothers (their names are pseudonyms) who fled Kabul, Afghanistan, late last summer before eventually settling in the southern New Jersey township of Hamilton. Shabaneh, 30, the mother of three boys who was then between four and five months pregnant, recalls her flight out of Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport on a U.S. army plane under less-than-optimal conditions. Whatever seats had been in place had been removed from the plane to accommodate all the passengers, and she had n...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lori Silberman Brauner Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Education Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news