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Hospital Midwives, Lower C-Section Rates?
Expectant mothers seeking to lower their risk of a cesarean  delivery might want to consider getting a midwife involved, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aylesbury mum looks pregnant after botched NHS c-section  
Cheryl Castle, 35, a receptionist, from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, said she has had a large ‘baby belly’ since the birth of her son, which she cannot get rid of with diet and exercise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital Midwives, Lower C-Section Rates?
THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 -- Expectant mothers seeking to lower their risk of a cesarean delivery might want to consider getting a midwife involved, a new study suggests. In addition, midwives were tied to less need for a surgical incision called an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rose hips found to reduce UTIs in women after a cesarean section
(Natural News) One of the most common postpartum infections is urinary tract infection (UTI), particularly among women who have had epidurals or catheters in their bladder. Fortunately, researchers from the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in Iran may have found a solution to this exacerbating problem: rose hip supplements. Following previous in vitro studies that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How does a C-section birth affect the child? New research suggests children born this way gain more weight than those born naturally
(Natural News) A study that was published online on Wednesday, October 11 in the journal Science Advances has shown that infants that were born via the Cesarean section are more prone to the risks of obesity as they grow older as compared with infants that were born vaginally. The study focuses on the microbiome, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ob/Gyns Warn Against'Vaginal Seeding' Trend for Newborns
Transferring microbes from the mom to her infant born via C-section comes with infection risk Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Childbirth (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ob/Gyns Warn Against'Vaginal Seeding' Trend for Newborns
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 -- The U.S.'s leading group of obstetricians and gynecologists is warning against a new trend where babies born by C-section are " seeded " via cotton swabs with vaginal microbes from the mother. " Vaginal seeding " is growing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenyan Woman Dies in Italy After Being Denied C-Section
[Nairobi News] A Kenyan family is mourning the death of a woman amid concerns of negligence by medics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mothers with JIA at Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Large study confirms higher rates of preterm birth, preeclampsia, C-section (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - October 22, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Doctors find 26-year-old woman's IUD in her bladder
A woman in China got pregnant despite having had an IUD inserted. When she gave birth via c-section, doctors saw no sign of the device, which had made its way to her bladder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women born by c-section are more likely to have one
Researchers from the University of Vienna found females born via c-section due to their mothers having a condition known as fetopelvic disproportion are 2.8 times more likely to have the disorder as well. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should Labor and Delivery Nurses Perform Moderate Sedation? Should Labor and Delivery Nurses Perform Moderate Sedation?
A hospital wants its L&D nurses to learn moderate sedation in the rare event that an emergency C-section is performed under local anesthesia.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Ask the Expert Source Type: news

HealthWatch: C-Section Obesity Risk, Baby Talk Same Around World
BOSTON (CBS) – Having a C-section puts a woman’s offspring at higher risk of obesity and now researchers at the New York University School of Medicine may have a better understanding why. They studied mice and found that the microbiomes of those born by C-section were different from those of mice born vaginally.  In fact the “naturally” born mice had bacteria in their gut associated with a leaner body type. In addition, mice born by C-section gained more weight than the mice who passed through the birth canal. Mothers’ Baby Talk, Identical Regardless Of Language Coochy coo.  Turns o...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Babies Health Dr. Mallika Marshall New York University School of Medicine Princeton Source Type: news

Children born via c-section gain more weight, study says
A New York University study has found that mice born via c-section gain about 30 percent more weight than those born vaginally. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cesarean Section Results in Heavier Mouse Pups
Vaginal birth leads to changes in the development of offsprings' microbiomes not seen among mice born via C-section, which researchers suspect might contribute to the weight gain. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

Cesarean Section Results in Heavier Mouse Pups
Vaginal birth leads to changes in the development of offsprings' microbiomes not seen among mice born via C-section, which researchers suspect might contribute to the weight differences. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

Women with asthma are more likely to have pre-eclampsia
Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden also found the chronic lung condition raises the risk of women having a cesarean section, an underweight baby and a short pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case Study: Oklahoma's Cesarean Section Quality Initiative Promotes Improved Birth Outcomes (September 2017)
The following case study highlights Oklahoma Medicaid's innovative and effective Cesarean Section Quality Initiative, an initiative to reduce elective C-sections without medical indication. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Influence of C-section, formula feeding and antibiotics on infant gut microbiome
(Frontiers) Researchers characterize the combined influence of cesarean delivery, antibiotic treatment, and formula feeding on the development of gut microbiota in infants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include physician-assisted suicide, preventing infection post-C-section in obese women, 12 year outcomes of bariatric surgery, and death among triathletes (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics After C-Section Cut Infections in Obese Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Randomized clinical trial reported SSI risk fell by 59% (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - September 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Antibiotics cut infection risk in obese women after caesarean
Surgical infection less likely if obese women take prophylactic antibiotics for 48h after C-section Related items fromOnMedica Infection risk after caesarean 2.4 times higher in obese women Caesareans associated with increased risk of complications from hysterectomy Antibiotics during pregnancy increases risk of childhood obesity Wide European variations in C-section rates Antibiotics for women in early labour to combat Group B Strep (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Experts Warn of Health Risk After C-Section
[Nation] Unnecessary Caesarean sections could increase the risk of women developing maternal sepsis during childbirth, the World Health Organisation has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 18, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Trooper Says He Didn ’t Mean to Shoot His Pregnant Wife in the Head
A former Pennsylvania state trooper who caused the deaths of his pregnant wife and the child she was carrying in what he characterized as a gun-cleaning accident at their home has pleaded guilty to criminal charges. Joseph Paul Miller pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of involuntary manslaughter for causing the March 2014 deaths of JoAnna Miller and the baby girl, who was delivered but died soon after. Miller, of Horsham, initially said the gun was about 10 feet away from his wife when it accidentally went off, but he later revised that distance to about 2 feet away. Prosecutors in suburban Philadelphia, however, said ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Scolforo / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Endometriosis increases risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery
(Thomas Jefferson University) A new meta-analysis shows that pregnant women with endometriosis are at greater risk for a host of complications during pregnancy and at delivery, including preterm birth and cesarean section. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hull pregnant woman with twins died from heart condition
Kelly Forrest, 36, from Hull, was rushed to hospital  after fighting for her breath and vomiting and died as her twin boys were delivered by C-section. She leaves behind 3 other children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl with omphalocele goes home after 650-days in hospital
Naomi Hawks, pictured, was born 21 months ago in Omaha, Nebraska, with a rare abdominal birth defect omphalocelel. Her twin was able to go home, but she was kept in care for 650 days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-section mums warned about dangers of 'vaginal seeding'
What is the issue? A technique called vaginal seeding, sometimes used for babies born by caesarean section, "can give newborns deadly infections and sepsis," warns the Mail Online. Vaginal seeding involves rubbing vaginal fluid onto the skin of a newborn baby born by caesarean section. It's intended to mimic the natural transfer of microbes from their mother that babies have during a vaginal birth. This has been reported by some to help boost a baby's response against allergies and asthma. As many as 90% of Danish obstetricians and gynaecologists said they have been asked about it by prospective parents. Despite...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Yelp makes maternity care more 'shoppable'
A new partnership with the nonprofit California Health Care Foundation means that clinical maternity data like C-section rates will be displayed on Yelp hospital listings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

C-Section Now, Hysterectomy Complications Later?
(MedPage Today) -- Higher risk of reoperation vs women with vaginal delivery (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 9, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

C-section History Tied to Increased Hysterectomy Complications C-section History Tied to Increased Hysterectomy Complications
A history of cesarean delivery is associated with an increased risk of complications with hysterectomy, and only a small part of the extra risk is adhesion-related, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

How Yelp is providing maternity care rating data to make hospitals more 'shoppable'
A new partnership with the nonprofit California Health Care Foundation means that clinical maternity data like C-section rates will be displayed on Yelp hospital listings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

How Yelp is providing maternity care rating data to make hospitals more 'shoppable'
A new partnership with the nonprofit California Health Care Foundation means that clinical maternity data like C-section rates will be displayed on Yelp hospital listings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Wheezing Interactive Medical Case / Excessive Opioids After C-Section / New Mexico Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Interactive Medical Case: A 20-year-old with a history of allergic rhinitis presented to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

This area hospital has upgraded its women's center
Baptist Health La Grange has unveiled a $2.5 million renovation of its George& Beverly Rawlings Women's Center. The newly renovated center has an expanded nursery, two new OB triage rooms for monitoring expectant mothers, all-private postpartum rooms and labor/delivery suites with updated furnishings and decor, a new operating room for cesarean-section procedures, a dedicated lactation room and expanded fam ily waiting areas. The hospital worked with LMH Architecture LLC; Biagi, Chance, Cummins,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carolyn Tribble Greer Source Type: news

Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-Section Risk
These healthy habits also lower odds for other obstetric complications, study shows Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Pregnancy and Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Section Risk Reduction Linked to Healthy Lifestyle (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lowered gestational diabetes risk also tied to diet, exercise (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-section Risk
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Eating a healthy diet and exercising during pregnancy isn't just good for the developing baby. A new analysis of 36 studies including a total of more than 12,500 women suggests these behaviors can also lower a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Baby is scarred after her C-section delivery
Emma Edwards', 21, daughter Karmen was left with a one-and-a-half-inch scar between her eye and ear after she was delivered by C-section. Her family claim they were kept in the dark about investigations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: C-Section - What You Should Know About This Birth Option
[New Times] Every expectant woman always looks forward to delivering a healthy baby. But no matter the circumstances, medics say one cannot rule out the possibility of cesarean section, which they advise should be only recommended by a gynecologist. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 17, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Woman undergoes C-section, open-heart surgery to save baby
Four teams were assembled at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute to save a mother. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Surgeons perform C-section and open-heart surgery to save mom and baby
Four teams were assembled at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute to save a mother. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Open-heart surgery and emergency C-section save mom and baby
Danielle Gaither arrived with a split aorta when surgeons made the decision to save her and the baby by performing a simultaneous open-heart surgery and an emergency C-section. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Monitoring pulse rate before C-section improves maternal health
New research shows tracking the pulse rate before a Cesarean section can help determine whether a woman needs blood pressure medication after a spinal block. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pulse rate monitoring before a C-section can improve maternal health
(Springer) Doctors often prescribe preventative drugs to women who are to receive spinal blocks while giving birth via a Caesarean section. Such preventative treatment against hypotension, however, can have side-effects. In a study in Springer's journal Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Augusto Navarro of the Miguel Servet University Hospital in Spain and collaborators investigate how clinicians can use aspects of pulse rate to decide whether blood pressure medication should be provided. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA team performs emergency surgery to save mom and newborn baby
UCLA Health When mom-to-be Malisa was just a few weeks away from delivering her first child, she felt a sudden pain in her chest while at the movies with a friend.Her doctors ruled out any problems with the pregnancy but did learn she had a rare, life-threatening heart condition called an aortic dissection, a tear in the aorta located just above the aortic valve involving the arteries that take blood to the heart and brain. The condition often leads to sudden death, but with unusual luck she was able to survive.Once diagnosed, Malisa, who lives about 80 miles from Los Angeles, was airlifted to  Ronald Reagan UCLA...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Police: Pregnant woman overdoses, charged with baby assault
A Pennsylvania woman who police say overdosed on heroin while pregnant and had to undergo a cesarean section is being charged with assault on her unborn child (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A ‘superstar’ homecoming: Julia’s journey for bladder exstrophy care
Julia Ryan was born on March 2, but her journey to Boston Children’s Hospital began months before her birth. During Tori Ryan’s pregnancy, doctors near her home in South Carolina diagnosed her unborn child, Julia, with bladder exstrophy, a rare and complex birth defect where the bladder develops inside out and is exposed outside of the body. “There were a lot of tears,” says Tori’s husband, Sean, of receiving the news about their daughter. “It was hard. We had to balance our own worry with the excitement our two older daughters felt about having a little sister.&...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 26, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Advanced Fetal Care Center bladder exstrophy bladder exstrophy program Department of Urology Joseph Borer Source Type: news