Fear of Childbirth and Elective Cesarean SectionFear of Childbirth and Elective Cesarean Section
Does fear of childbirth exert a strong impact on the preference for elective cesarean section? BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

NIDCR Science News - October 2015
NIDCR Science News for October 2015 NIH Common Fund Launches Four Programs Designed to Take Aim at Gaps in Biomedical ResearchOctober 5, 2015 • National Institutes of Health   Regrow a Tooth? Fish – Yes; Humans – Maybe Some DayOctober 19, 2015 • Georgia Institute of Technology​   Fulbright Scholarship to Bring Penn Dental Medicine Professor Full Circle​October 21, 2015 • University of Pennsylvania​   C-section delivery does not decrease at-birth fracture rates in infants with rare bone diseaseOctober 22, 2015 • Baylor College of Medicine​​ &nb...
Source: NIDCR Science News - November 3, 2015 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Lifelike Robot Prepares Doctors For Childbirth
BOSTON (CBS) – Delivering a baby can be routine, or tremendously complex, jeopardizing the lives of both mother and baby. And that means health care providers need a lot of training, but we don’t want them to practice during real births. On Monday, we got a closer look at the latest generation of birth “simulator,” a robot really, that goes by the name, Victoria. “This is Victoria,” says Jim Archetto from Gaumard Scientific, showing us what looks like a manikin. “You can see she’s a realistic, lifelike birthing simulator,” adds Archetto. We got a look at the robot at ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Robot Source Type: news

Mom Gives Birth To 'Incredibly Rare' Set Of Identical Triplets
ImageContent(562a6251e4b0ec0a38944025,562a60481900002e00b94be2,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562a60481900002e00b94be2.jpeg,Some(),Some(jpeg)),ASSOCIATED PRESS,) TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- A Baltimore couple has welcomed three identical members to their family, in what doctors call a rare occurence. Kristen Hewitt gave birth to identical triplets Oct. 6 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, the hospital announced this week. Thomas Hewitt is the father. The couple's doctor, Dr. Victor A. Khouzami, said he's never witnessed identical triplets in more than three decades at the hospital. Thomas III, Finnegan and Oliver were born via C-section a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

C-section delivery does not decrease at-birth fracture rates in infants with rare bone disease
Cesarean delivery was not associated with decrease in the at-birth fracture rates in infants with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare bone disorder, reports a consortium of researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

C-section rates still too high at five Sacramento hospitals
Just 6 of 11 Sacramento-area hospitals meet a national target for the percentage of Cesarean births among healthy, low-risk mothers, new data show. Five failed to meet a national target of no more than 23.9 percent C-section births, according to the first national snapshot by The Leapfrog Group. Founded by large employers and other health-care purchasers, the nonprofit collects and reports data on hospital performance and the value of care they provide. C-section rates have steadily climbed in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 16, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kathy Robertson Source Type: news

Cesarean Delivery and Childhood Health
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Childbirth, Children's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cesarean Delivery Won't Harm Kids' Health - Study
[Daily Trust] In a study of more than 5,000 children, Australian researchers said they found that cesarean section delivery was not linked with a higher risk of health problems in childhood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study: Cesarean delivery won't harm children's health
New study refutes previous research that claimed C-section births are linked to long-term child health problems (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cesarean Delivery Won't Harm Kids' Health
Still, too many babies are born that way, expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Children's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections
Rates for problems linked to certain types of anesthesia down 25 percent over decade, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anesthesia, Cesarean Section, Childbirth (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VBAC clinically safe choice for most women
‘Green-top’ guideline says vaginal birth succeeds in 75% of cases – same as for first birthsRelated items from OnMedicaWide European variations in C-section ratesPlanned caesarean safest for breech deliveryAdvise a year between pregnancies after preterm birthNICE might underestimate gestational diabetesBlood test identifies high-risk lupus pregnancies (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 6, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Kim Kardashian Still Loathes Being Pregnant, Calls It The ‘Worst Experience’ Of Her Life
Last week, "Entertainment Tonight" claimed to have confirmed Kim Kardashian would be welcoming her baby boy into the world via scheduled C-section on Christmas Day, and that due date can't come soon enough for the reality star.  The 34-year-old has been very open about fertility struggles and her quest to get pregnant a second time, but she's not having any more fun than she did the first time around. (Kardashian suffered from preeclampsia and placenta accreta during her first pregnancy, which contributed to her fertility issues.)  As such, Kardashian didn't hold back when she wrote about just...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New challenges beyond nutrition: C-section, air pollution and domestic violence - Ferraro AA, Fernandes MT, Vieira SE.
The DOHaD research field has successfully associated adult non-communicable diseases with inadequate nutrition in early periods of life. More recently, different types of exposure have been linked with impaired developmental outcomes and later health conse... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

You CAN have a natural birth after a C-section, mothers are told
New guidance, by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, suggests for the majority of women a natural birth is safe - and for most has a lower chance of complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How more women with earlier cesarean sections can give birth vaginally next time
(University of Gothenburg) In many countries, cesarean section is routinely used if the woman previously gave birth by cesarean section. Doctors and midwives in countries with a high rate of vaginal births after cesarean sections have for the first time been asked in a study to give their views on how to increase the percentage of vaginal births. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Preterm Rabbit Model of Glycerol-Induced Intraventricular Hemorrhage
Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) remains a major complication of prematurity. We have developed a model of IVH in preterm rabbit pups. We deliver rabbit pups prematurely by C-section at 29-day gestational age (term = 32 days) and inject intraperitoneal glycerol at 3 h age to induce IVH. About 80 % of glycerol-treated pups develop IVH within 8 h age, which can be detected accurately with head ultrasound. These pups are reared in an infant incubator and gavage fed. At postnatal day 14, they exhibit hypomyelination, gliosis, and impaired neurological function. Hence, this is a novel animal model of IVH that can...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Neuroscience - September 21, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a cesarean section (C-section)?
A cesarean section is a procedure in which an incision is made into a woman's abdomen and uterus to deliver a baby. Find out why it is used, its risks and the recovery period. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Where Ohio ranks among best, worst states to have a baby
When it comes to having a baby, some states are better than others. That’s the finding from WalletHub, which sought to determine the best states for having babies. First off, Americans pay the highest birthing costs in the world, with the average price tag of conventional delivery at a U.S. hospital about $10,000, according to the International Federation of Health Plans. Add another $5,200 to that for a C-section. For comparison sake, in the Netherlands, the cost of a normal birth costs $2,800… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 14, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

'Microbial birthday suit' for C-section babies
How a swab could help C-section babies (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conjoined twins to be separated; only one may survive
C-section and surgery are scheduled in an effort to save one of the girls (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three Generations Of This Family Are Linked To One Womb
GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) -- For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his mother, uniting three generations. The new mother, who lost her own uterus to cancer in her 20s, said it was "unimaginable" that she now had her own child, thanks to her mother's donated womb. "It can't be described how happy we are," she told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview. "It's everything that I hoped for and a little bit more," said the woman, who asked that she and her mother not be identified in order to protect the privacy of her 9...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Blood Donors Are My Heroes
Post written by Joey Hoffman, mother of a blood recipient. On February 8, 2003, my daughter, Daisy, received her first blood transfusion immediately after birth. It helped save her life – as did countless other transfusions over the years. At eight weeks in utero, Daisy was diagnosed with gastroschisis, a congenital condition in which her intestines developed outside of her body in the amniotic fluid. My OB-GYN stated that she would be OK. They would place her intestines back inside her abdomen, and she’d recover in the neonatal intensive care unit for two weeks. Daisy lived in the NICU for seven months. Daisy ...
Source: Red Cross Chat - August 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sarah Layton Tags: Blood biomed transfusion Source Type: news

World Humanitarian Day Honors Ebola, Syria And Nepal Health Workers
It’s never been a more dangerous time to be an aid worker.  Yet, when it comes to tending to the immediate needs of victims of natural disasters, disease outbreaks and conflict, medical volunteers remain ready to serve on the frontlines, which is why advocates are honoring their work on this year’s World Humanitarian Day.  Over the past decade, attacks on humanitarian workers have steadily increased to the point of breaking a record in 2013. That year, 474 aid workers were affected by such incidents, according to the U.N.  “When aid workers are attacked, they are unable to he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viral C-Section Photo Shows The Beauty Of New Moms' Scars
Photographer Helen Aller's striking image of a newborn baby resting by his mother's C-section scar has prompted more conversation than she ever imagined. "My images usually get seen by 100 people at most, so I never thought it would reach anywhere near what it has done," Aller wrote in an update to her caption for the photo, which she uploaded to Facebook on August 11. To date, the photo has received over 200,000 likes and almost 30,000 responses in the comment section. The story behind the photo is one of fear and triumph, the photographer explains in the caption. "I photographed this mama's ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Do Rural and Urban Women Experience Differing Rates of Maternal Rehospitalizations?
Compares rural and urban differences in maternal hospital readmission rates for women who delivered with minor assistance and for women who delivered by cesarean section using data from the 2011 California Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - August 18, 2015 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Mothers facing C-sections look to vaginal 'seeding' to boost their babies' health
Early studies show that swabbing a mother’s vagina and transferring it to her baby’s mouth, eyes and skin may stimulate microbiome development similarly to babies born naturally – and protect it from health issues later in lifeCarolyn Weiss has a very peculiar birth plan. An hour before Weiss, who is 37 and lives in Brooklyn, gives birth this January via C-section, she will insert a piece of saline-soaked gauze into her vagina. Right before the surgery, she’ll remove the gauze and place it in a sealed container. Seconds after the birth, Carolyn’s husband will take the gauze and swab it inside ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Aimee Molloy Tags: Pregnancy Women Health Family & wellbeing Parents and parenting Life and style Science Microbiology Children Source Type: news

C-section scar photo of Helen Aller's newborn baby goes viral
Helen Aller, 29, from Guernsey, who is eight months pregnant, took the black and white image of the unnamed woman - who was scared of having a C-section - and her newborn. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elective c-section rates increase based on desire of mothers
Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Elective cesarean sections are on the rise around the world but researchers warn the benefits don't outweigh the risks. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a C-section affects your baby's BRAIN development
Being delivered via C-section influences at least one aspect of a baby's concentration, limiting their ability to focus, researchers at York University in Canada, discovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 abortion or miscarriage 'increases the risk of future pregnancy complications'
Scientists at Tel Aviv University found women who've had a single, past incidence of abortion or miscarriage are 30 per cent more likely to have induced labour, C-section and retained placenta. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-section could impact baby's ability to focus: York U study
(York University) There can be a difference in how well babies focus attention on an object of interest, depending on whether they were delivered by natural birth or Caesarean section, a recent York University study indicates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mother's agony as anaesthetic wore off during C-section at Wrexham hospital
As Danielle Parry, 23, from Flintshire gave birth to her son Gruffydd via C-section the anaesthetic began to wear off, but she couldn't speak to tell doctors she could feel them 'tugging at her insides'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom Of Twins Uses Hilarious Signs To Shut Down Strangers Who Ask Intrusive Questions
Australian mom of three Annie Nolan is causing quite a stir with her viral photo of her twin daughters.   Nolan, who has a blog called Uncanny Annie, shared a picture of her 2-year-old twins Delphia and Cheska with two very... informative signs.   The signs read: Yes, they are mine. Yes, they are twins Yes, both girls No, not identical Yes, I know they look alike though Yes, I’m sure they aren’t identical Conceived by f**ing Born via C-section You have twins in your family? “Great” They don’t run in my family … until now Yes, my hands are full (sometimes with ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving Blood Flow in Preterm Infants
A technique called umbilical cord milking increased blood pressure and red blood cell levels in preterm infants delivered by cesarean section. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - July 13, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Caesarian Section Is Now a Trend for Women
[Daily Trust] There is an apparent rise in the number of women having Caesarean Sections popularly called CS or c-section. Daily Trust Saturday looks into the reasons this seems to be a growing trend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 13, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

ICYMI: Walking In Nature And How To Get Picky Eaters To Try New Foods
This week, we're reading stories of humans in trying situations. A career-driven news reporter undergoes years of fertility treatments, while wishing she'd frozen her eggs decades earlier.  And in conflict-ridden South Sudan, which has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, a woman from a conservative, rural area faces an impossible choice: Should she listen to the advice of her husband or her doctor during childbirth? Read on and tell us in the comments: What did you read and love this week? 1. How South Sudan's Conflict Is Killing Women Far From The Battlefield -- The Huffington Post Ongoing con...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cord milking best for infants delivered by C-section
Researchers have found that the technique of cord milking could be more beneficial to preterm infants deliver by Cesarean section than current recommendations. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Umbilical Cord 'Milking' Improves Blood Flow in Preterm Infants
Source: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Premature Babies (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Umbilical cord ‘milking’ improves blood flow in preterm infants
For preemies delivered by C-section, technique increases blood pressure, finds NIH-funded study. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 29, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Umbilical cord 'milking' improves blood flow in preterm infants
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) A technique to increase the flow of blood from the umbilical cord into the infant's circulatory system improves blood pressure and red blood cell levels in preterm infants delivered by Cesarean section, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Cesarean Delivery Not Causally Associated with Autism (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD The increased autism risk observed in children born by cesarean section is likely due to genetic or other factors and is not caused by the method of delivery, suggests a study in JAMA … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 25, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hilaria Baldwin's Body-Positive Selfie Sparks C-Section Conversation
Hilaria Baldwin made headlines last week when she shared a photo of her post-birth "baby bump" on Instagram, along with an empowering message about body image. "I have been planning on doing post belly photos but didn't know if I was gonna have the guts to actually follow through," she wrote in the caption. "I hope you understand my intention here: I believe it is important to accept and love our form after going through a bit of a battle bringing life into this world." The yoga instructor and "Extra" correspondent, who gave birth to her second child with Alec Baldwin on June 17, rec...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study examines Cesarean section delivery, autism spectrum disorder
The initial results of a study suggested that children born by Cesarean section were 21 percent more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder but that association did not hold up in further analysis of sibling pairs, implying the initial association was not causal and was more likely due to unknown genetic or environmental factors. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

No Link Between C-Sections And Autism, Study Says
Previous research has raised the possibility of a causal link between Cesarean delivery and autism spectrum disorders, both of which are on the rise. But a new two-part study should go a long way in reassuring parents whose babies are born via C-section that their children are not at any greater risk of developing the disorder because of how they were delivered. Researchers with the Irish Center for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research analyzed data on deliveries and subsequent autism diagnoses among nearly 2.7 million children born in Sweden in the past three decades. Children born via elective C-section were roughl...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study: C-Section, Autism Link Not Causal
(MedPage Today) -- Genetic or environmental factor likely leads to increased risk, researchers suggest (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 24, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Study examines cesarean section delivery and autism spectrum disorder
(The JAMA Network Journals) The initial results of a study suggested that children born by cesarean section were 21 percent more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder but that association did not hold up in further analysis of sibling pairs, implying the initial association was not causal and was more likely due to unknown genetic or environmental factors, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation: Prenatal Chiropractic Care May Reduce Risk for C-Section
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - June 14, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Elective C-Section Could Risk Kids' Long-Term Health (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Calls for guidelines to note risks of childhood diseases after cesarean delivery (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - June 12, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news