Older mums three times as likely to need an emergency C-section
Older mothers are far more likely to need emergency caesarean sections than younger women, even if they have healthy lifestyles, mass study finds (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: younger older caesarean 40 maternity Source Type: news

Fibroid Blocked My Bladder – Rachel’s Story
Thanks very much for all the emails which were very useful enhanced by the 101 hints in the book and the website.  I didn’t have long to get my head round having a hysterectomy – the first time it was mentioned was 15 days before it happened so your emails, website and book provided much reassuring advice and information. I went into urinary retention for the second time in the space of 7 weeks at the end of June.  The GP I saw wanted to know why and very quickly found what she thought was a large fibroid which was confirmed by the emergency clinic at the hospital the next day.  I had had my son ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 25, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids oophorectomy subtotal hysterectomy Source Type: news

Natural childbirth is key to beginning life with a strong immune system
(NaturalNews) Children delivered by cesarean section (C-section) may end up with hampered immune systems, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Copenhagen and published in the Journal of Immunology on July 10."The study shows that [mice] delivered... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pilates will smooth a caesarean section-scar tummy bulge
RUBY WARRINGTON helps a 58-year-old woman woman looking to get rid of her fat deposit on top of her c-section scar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fit In The City: Pilates will smooth a caesarean section-scar tummy bulge
RUBY WARRINGTON helps a 58-year-old woman woman looking to get rid of her fat deposit on top of her c-section scar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Staples or Sutures: Which Is Better After C-Section? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The decision to use sutures or staples to close incisions after a cesarean delivery has been debated in the obstetrics community, but results from a new study seem to give sutures the edge. (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - July 9, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Family: Staples vs. Sutures After C-Section
Women who had sutures to close cesarean section incisions fared better than those who had staples, a study found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Caesarean section Pregnancy and Childbirth medicine and health Featured Source Type: news

Family: Staples vs. Sutures After C-Section
Women who had sutures to close cesarean section incisions fared better than those who had staples, a study found. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 9, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Caesarean section Pregnancy and Childbirth medicine and health Featured Source Type: news

Sutures Bested Staples After C-Section in Study
Complications were reduced by 57 percent when stitches were used, researchers report Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Cesarean Section (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sutures or staples? The best choice for closing a C-section
(Thomas Jefferson University) Nearly half of doctors use staples over sutures to close C-sections. However new research has shown that sewing up a C-section skin incision with sutures leads to fewer complications than using surgical staples. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 7, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

C-section 'linked to stillbirth'
Women who have c-sections have a slightly higher risk of stillbirth in a future pregnancy, according to a study of more than 800,000 women. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later: Study
Slightly higher rate of stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies seen after cesarean delivery, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Section May Raise Odds of Failed Pregnancy Later
Slightly higher rate of stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies seen after cesarean delivery, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Ectopic Pregnancy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cesarean section linked to slight increase in future stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy
(PLOS) Cesarean section is associated with a slightly increased rate of subsequent stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy, according to a large study of women living in Demark, published in this week in PLOS Medicine. Given the global increase in cesarean rates, the results of the study, which was conducted by Louise Kenny and colleagues from University College Cork, Ireland and Aarhus University, Denmark, are of interest to pregnant women, their partners, and health-care providers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Number of Induced Labors Falling in U.S., CDC Says
Early, elective C-section rate down, too (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother sues hospital claiming forced C-section
Rinat Dray was determined to have her 3rd child naturally, but says doctors pressured her to have a C-section instead (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Many Babies by C-Section?
Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Texas Medicine magazine, the association’s official publication now completely accessible to reporters, covers several important topics this month. (Source: News_Room)
Source: News_Room - June 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urgent cesarean section in a pregnant woman with carbon monoxide poisoning - Gara E, Gesztes E, Doroszlai R, Zacher G.
Recognition of carbon monoxide is difficult due to its plain physical-chemical properties. Carbon and gas operating heating systems may cause severe poisoning. Carbon-monoxide intoxication may generate severe hypoxic damage and it may cause death. The auth... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 5, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Mother almost died after losing 12 pints of blood when her son was born two MONTHS early
Sharon Villette, 36, from Colchester, haemorrhaged during an emergency C-section due her placenta attaching itself to scar tissue from previous surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother Accuses Doctors of Forcing a C-Section and Files Suit
In a case that raises questions about pregnant women’s rights, a woman is suing her doctors and a hospital after they overrode her decision to give birth naturally. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS Tags: New York City Malpractice Caesarean Section Rinat Dray Staten Island University Hospital Pregnancy and Childbirth Staten Island (NYC) Source Type: news

Birth by C-Section, Early Antibiotic Use Put Kids at Risk for Allergic Esophagitis - 5/12/14
Children delivered by cesarean section and those given antibiotics during early infancy appear more prone to developing allergic inflammation of the esophagus — the muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach — according to results of a study by investigators from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and Harvard Medical School. (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News - May 12, 2014 Category: Research Source Type: news

Birth by C-section, early antibiotic use put kids at risk for allergic esophagitis
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Children delivered by Cesarean section and those given antibiotics during early infancy appear more prone to developing allergic inflammation of the esophagus -- the muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach -- according to results of a study by investigators from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Harvard Medical School. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

U.S. doctors may be performing too many Cesarean sections
Alex CukanYONKERS, N.Y., May 8 (UPI) -- The number of C-sections performed in the United States is 500 percent higher than in 1970 -- today 1 in 3 pregnancies ends up with a C-section birth. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Cesarean Wound Complications With Sutures vs Staples Fewer Cesarean Wound Complications With Sutures vs Staples
In a randomized controlled trial, there were 57% fewer wound complications after cesarean section with suture closure of the incision compared with staple closure. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - May 7, 2014 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Tubal Ligation – Pomeroy Technique
Pomeroy Tubal Ligation and Resection Pomeroy Tubal Ligation Tubal ligation and resection (removal) of a portion of the fallopian tube is the most frequent method of blocking the tubes. This involves tying a segment of tube and removing it. There are many variations of this technique. The tubal ligation procedure described by Dr. Ralph Pomeroy a century ago is most commonly used today. With the Pomeroy method of tubal ligation, part of the tube is elevated to create a loop or knuckle (top picture). An absorbable ligature is tied around the base of the elevated segment, and the tubal segment is cut out (middle picture). Tie...
Source: Tubal Ligation Reversal News - April 29, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: tube Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Tubal Ligation – Pomeroy Technique
Pomeroy Tubal Ligation and Resection Pomeroy Tubal Ligation Tubal ligation and resection (removal) of a portion of the fallopian tube is the most frequent method of blocking the tubes. This involves tying a segment of tube and removing it. There are many variations of this technique. The tubal ligation procedure described by Dr. Ralph Pomeroy a century ago is most commonly used today. With the Pomeroy method of tubal ligation, part of the tube is elevated to create a loop or knuckle (top picture). An absorbable ligature is tied around the base of the elevated segment, and the tubal segment is cut out (middle picture). Tie...
Source: Tubal Ligation Reversal News - April 29, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Dr. Monteith Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Induced Labor May Lower Risk for C-Section, Study Finds
Findings run counter to commonly held belief that induction actually raises a woman's odds for cesarean Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Childbirth (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother discovers she has deadly condition when heart stops moments after delivery
Samantha Roberts, 29, from Bracknell, lost consciousness after Marley was delivered by C-section. Tests showed she had a damaged heart valve. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Giving birth saved my life': Mother discovers she has deadly condition when her heart stops moments after delivery
Samantha Roberts, 29, from Bracknell, lost consciousness after Marley was delivered by C-section. Tests showed she had a damaged heart valve. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother discovers she has deadly condition when heart stops moments after delivery
Samantha Roberts, 29, from Bracknell, lost consciousness after Marley was delivered by C-section. Tests showed she had a damaged heart valve. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Biggest Pregnancy Myths Debunked by Expert Linda Geddes
Photo Credit: Simon & Schuster There are all kinds of crazy things people claim to know about pregnancy. Do some foods help you induce labour? Is it really possible to know the sex of your child based on the shape of your belly? Linda Geddes, award-winning journalist and science reporter, explores the most common baby myths and questions from parents-to-be in the new book Bumpology: The Myth-Busting Pregnancy Book for Curious Parents-To-Be, out this month from sister company Simon & Schuster. Here are the top five pregnancy myths debunked to help calm any parent-to-be. Related: Jessica Seinfeld’s Roasted Eg...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: adrienneksmith Tags: Boston's Best Family Family & Pets Health Baby Best Of BestOf Books Bumpology Literature Myths Pregnancy Pregnancy Myths Pregnant Simon & Schuster Source Type: news

Well: Birth by C-Section May Raise Obesity Risk
A large review of studies has found that birth by cesarean section is associated with being overweight and obese in adulthood.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Obesity Caesarean section Pregnancy and Childbirth Weight medicine and health Featured Source Type: news

Well: Birth by C-Section May Raise Obesity Risk
A large review of studies has found that birth by cesarean section is associated with being overweight and obese in adulthood.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 3, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Family Obesity Caesarean section Pregnancy and Childbirth Weight medicine and health Featured Source Type: news

C-section babies more likely to struggle with weight, study finds
A new study finds that babies born by Caesarean are more likely to struggle with their weight later on in life. The study of 150,000 births found C-section babies are 25 percent more likely to be heavier as adults. The study's author says the findings suggest that not having a natural birth may affect a baby's metabolism. CBS News' Lucy McDonald reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-section babies may face higher obesity risk
Researchers speculate gut bacteria or DNA changes may play a role in weight gain in people born by caesarian section (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-section babies have higher odds of being overweight adults
Researchers from Imperial College London in the UK have found that babies born by Caesarean section are more likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood than those born by vaginal delivery. Publishing their results in the journal PLOS ONE, the team says mothers should be aware of these potential long-term consequences for their children.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the total US Caesarean (C-section) delivery rate in 2011 was at 32.8%, which means a total of nearly 1.3 million babies were delivered this way. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Caesareans linked to obesity in offspring
ConclusionGiven the increase in both weight problems and caesarean sections, any association between the two is an important topic for further research. As the researchers point out, there are plausible mechanisms by which caesarean section delivery might influence adult body weight in offspring. The types of healthy bacteria in the gut differ in babies born by caesarean section and vaginal delivery, which may affect later health. Also, the way the baby is compressed during vaginal birth appears to influence which genes are “switched on”, and this could have a long-term effect on m...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

C-section babies more likely to become overweight in later life
Analysis found body mass index, was higher in adults born by Caesarean     (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - February 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-section babies are more likely to be obese as adults
Researchers from Imperial College London looked at data from 15 studies and said that mothers-to-be should be made aware of the link. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-section 'link to later obesity'
People born by Caesarean section are more likely to be obese later in life than those born naturally, a large analysis suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Section Birth May Raise Risk of Adult Obesity
But the research doesn't prove cause-and-effect Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Obesity (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ob/Gyn Groups Issue Guidelines to Lower C-Section Rates
The two organizations say first-time mothers should be allowed more time in labor Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Cesarean Section (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deliver Unto Caesar: A Surgical Epidemic
Caesarian births are escalating everwhere, in industrialized and developing countries alike. WHO recommended that rates should not exceed 10-15%, but in the USA one in three births involve C-section and rates are even higher in some other countries. Yet the procedure has substantial risks for mothers and infants. Are we moving toward a world of mandatory C-sections?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - February 16, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robert D. Martin, Ph.D. Tags: Evolutionary Psychology Health Integrative Medicine Parenting birth birth rates boston terriers british bulldogs c sections caesarean births caesarean section Cesarean section delivery european baby extreme cases french bulld Source Type: news

Our patients’ stories: Treating Owen’s encephalocele
When Jennifer and Kevin Sheridan went for a routine 14-week ultrasound of their unborn son Owen, the only surprise the young couple expected was hearing if they were having a boy or a girl. But seconds after the first images of Owen registered on the grainy, black and white ultrasound screen, the Sheridans’ lives changed. The pictures showed that the top of Owen’s head hadn’t normally closed during early development, creating a sizable opening. Without the skull to encase them, spinal fluid and brain matter seeped through the hole, ballooning and expanding under his skin. The resulting growth, called an e...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 7, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tripp Underwood Tags: All posts Diseases & conditions Our patients’ stories Craniofacial Anomalies Program encephalocele our patients' stories Source Type: news

Essure Reversal SurgeryStatistics Update
Can You Reverse Essure Sterilization? Essure sterilization is intended to be permanent, but with our expertise Essure does not have to be permanent and pregnancy is possible. We were the first doctors in the world to publish successful reports of full term pregnancies after surgical reversal of both Essure and Adiana sterilization procedures.1-2 Since our initial reports we have performed over one hundred and twenty-nine (129) outpatient surgeries to correct these newer types of tubal ligation procedures. What Is Essure? A brief overview Essure coils in place During an Essure procedure a small metal coil is placed inside t...
Source: Tubal Ligation Reversal News - February 7, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Dr. Monteith Tags: Uncategorized can you reverse essure sterilization cost of essure reversal essure reversal surgery ivf or essure reversal removing essure coils risks of essure reversal statistics Source Type: news

Young mom who nearly died after giving birth to meet blood donors who saved her life
WHAT: Due to confidentiality laws, most blood donors never know who receives their blood. Similarly, patients never learn the identities of those who donated their time and blood to save their lives. But a rare reunion organized by the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center will change that. A young mother who nearly died from massive bleeding after giving birth to her premature son will meet seven blood and platelet donors who sustained her life with their generous donations.   WHEN: Noon–2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31   WHERE: UCLA Faculty Center (California Room), 480 Charles E. Young Dr. East (map)   WH...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 29, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

More Women Weigh Risks and Rewards of At-Home Birthing
Midwives assume the role of the doctor and replaces the more clinical hospital setting with holistic and homeopathic methods. Credit: BigstockBy Lorraine FarquharsonNEW YORK, Jan 27 2014 (IPS) It was a long and hard 10 hours of labour. “Don’t give up,” Carolina Pinheiro recalls her doula urging, as she provided both physical and emotional support.“If you feel safer in a hospital then do that, but there should not be an assumption that hospitals are safer than home. " -- Carolina Pinheiro Pinheiro says she chose at-home birthing with midwife assistance because she wanted a safe environment, plus...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 27, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lorraine Farquharson Tags: Featured Headlines Health North America TerraViva Europe TerraViva United Nations Women's Health midwives Pregnancy United States Source Type: news

States' Primary Cesarean Rates Range from 13% to 27% (FREE)
By the Editors The primary rate of cesarean section in the U.S. for 2012 was … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 24, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news