Sexual Pain Common After Childbirth, Study Finds
C-section and certain assisted vaginal births linked to more long-term problemsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childbirth, Sexual Health, Sexual Problems in Women (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tia Mowry Dishes On Her Sensational Style And How Melted Ice Cubes Are Key For Flawless Skin
If you aren't following Tia Mowry on Instagram, we suggest you do so immediately. Yes, that Tia Mowry. The former star -- who was one half of the dynamic duo from our favorite 90's sitcom "Sister, Sister" -- is all grown up and serving some seriously sensational style. While we'll never stop loving the matchy-matchy looks Tia and her twin sister Tamera served up each week, we're thrilled that Tia has fabulously forged a personal style that deserves its own spotlight. We're particularly impressed with how Tia, who is married to fellow actor Cory Hardrict and the mother to her 3-year-old son Cree, has managed t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers who had a C-section are TWICE as likely to suffer pain during sex
Researchers from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Australia, found 78 per cent of mothers resume having sex three months after giving birth but 45 per cent experience pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 1 In 5 Women Who Have A Hysterectomy May Not Need It
Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery performed on reproductive-age women in the United States, after the cesarean section. An estimated 1 in 3 women in this country will have had their uterus removed by age 60. Though the number of hysterectomies has declined in recent years, a new Michigan-based study of nearly 3,400 women suggests there is still plenty of reason to question whether they're being used appropriately for women who have no clear high-risk indications like cancer. Nearly 1 in 5 women who underwent a hysterectomy for benign conditions -- such as uterine fibroids, abnormal bleeding, endometriosis o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Year in Review: Teaching the Next Generation of Doctors in Tanzania
On my first day working as an OB/GYN at a rural hospital in Tanzania, I was called urgently to the operating room for help. A pregnant patient had been admitted with such a severe dental abscess that her face was disfigured from the infection. Two hours ago, the medical staff had performed a procedure to drain the abscess, but the patient was still in the operating room. Swelling from the abscess had obstructed her airway and the patient was unable to breathe without assistance. I asked for a fetal Doppler to assess the baby, but unfortunately, not long after I arrived, the patient's oxygen saturation decreased, and we cou...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brigham and Women’s uses Google glasses to bring moms, preemies together
Stephanie Shine, a neonatal intensive care unit nurse at Brigham and Women's Hospital, waited 18 hours before she was able to see her newborn baby. It wasn't the birth story Shine had expected. Twenty-six weeks into her pregnancy, Shine was diagnosed with severe preeclampsia – a sometimes fatal blood pressure condition - and rushed into an emergency C-section. Her son, weighing 1 pound, 2 ounces, entered the world. Drugged, tired and traumatized, it would be nearly a day before Shine would lay… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 23, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

'One-in-a-million' conjoined Atlanta twins who shared arms, legs and a heart die just one day after their birth as parents make heartbreaking video announcement 
Asa and Eli Hamby - who were delivered by c-section in Atlanta Thursday morning, only survived until 5pm the following day. Parents Robin and Michael announced the sad news. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impromptu C-Section On Dead, Pregnant Shark Saves Her 3 Live Shark Pups
It's not every day you get to witness the cycle of life and death simultaneously while out for a casual stroll on the beach. In the video below, which was originally uploaded to YouTube in May, a man on a beach appears to perform an impromptu C-section on a dead, pregnant blacktip shark, giving her three unborn shark pups a second chance at life. According to the original video's description, which does not mention when or where filming took place, the shark was dead when it washed up on the beach, but there appeared to be something moving inside it. The footage shows a man knifing open the dead shark, revealing three l...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 5, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Taking antibiotics during pregnancy increases risk for child becoming obese
A study just released by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that children who were exposed to antibiotics in the second or third trimester of pregnancy had a higher risk of childhood obesity at age 7. The research also showed that for mothers who delivered their babies by a cesarean section, whether elective or non-elective, there was a higher risk for obesity in their offspring. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pregnant women with congenital heart disease may have low complication risks during delivery
Pregnant women with congenital heart disease had very low risks of irregular heart beat or other heart-related complications during labor and delivery, a study has shown. However, pregnant women with congenital heart disease were more likely to undergo cesarean section and remain in the hospital longer. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Taking antibiotics during pregnancy increases risk for child becoming obese
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A study just released by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that children who were exposed to antibiotics in the second or third trimester of pregnancy had a higher risk of childhood obesity at age 7. The research also showed that for mothers who delivered their babies by a cesarean section, whether elective or non-elective, there was a higher risk for obesity in their offspring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 18, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What 'Miracle' Mom Saw When Her Heart Stopped for 45 Minutes
A rare c-section complication stopped this mother's heart, but she survived. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Miracle' Woman Survives After 45 Minutes Without Pulse
New mom revived after rare C-section complication stopped her heart. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Florida woman recovers after 45 minutes without pulse
Kate StantonBOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro's heart stopped for 45 minutes after complications during her cesarean section. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida Woman Recovers After Surviving 45 Minutes With No Pulse
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mother is home and tending to her new infant less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes following complications from a routine cesarean section. A spokesman for Boca Raton Regional Hospital told The Associated Press on Sunday that a team of medical workers spent three hours attempting to revive the woman after a rare amniotic fluid embolism. Spokesman Thomas Chakurda says the doctors were preparing to pronounce her death when a blip on a monitor indicated a heartbeat. Despite going 45 minutes without a pulse, she suffered no brain damage during the Sept. 23 ord...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida mom survives 45 minutes with no pulse
The heart of Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro, 40, stopped working after a normal cesarean section, leading to what one official called "divine providence" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Photographer aims to prove that C-sections are as magical as natural birth 
Jessica Bender, a photographer from Victoria, British Columbia was invited to document her friend's C-section in the hopes that it would prove to women everywhere that the procedure is 'magical'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies born via C-section more likely to develop autism
Babies born through Caesarean section are more likely to develop autism, a new study claims. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - October 27, 2014 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Autism '23% more likely in babies born by C-section'
In Britain, up to 1 in 4 deliveries now take place by C-section as they are often recommended to women having children later in life, say researchers from University College Cork. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds
But cesarean rates vary widely across the country (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds
But cesarean rates vary widely across the country Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Childbirth, Health Statistics (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Large variation in cesarean rates across US hospitals
(PLOS) Katy Kozhimannil and colleagues S.V. Subramanian and Mariana Arcaya used the 2009 and 2010 US Nationwide Inpatient Sample from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, a 20 percent sample of US hospitals, to study hospital variation in cesarean section rates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Kenya: Governor Roba Witnesses First Ever Cesarean Section Birth in Mandera
[The Star]THE first ever cesarean section in Northern Kenya was performed in Mandera county on Monday. A cesarean section is a surgical operation in which a fetus is delivered through an incision in the mother's abdomen and uterus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 15, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Kenya: Roba Witnesses First C-Section in Mandera
[The Star]THE first ever cesarean section in Northern Kenya was performed in Mandera county on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 15, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

British mum Xynthia Hawke killed by 'drunk' doctor in C-section blunde
Xynthia Hawke, 28, died during childbirth after Belgian anaesthetist Helga Wauters inserted a tube into the patient’s oesophagus instead of windpipe. Her son survived the birth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Drunk' doctor Helga Wauters in C-section death of British mum
Belgian Helga Wauters, 45, admitted having a 'pathological problem' with alcohol. Yesterday she was in custody charged with aggravated manslaughter and faces up to five years in prison. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pressure from Providers Leads Some Women to Have C-Sections, Inductions
09/23/2014, Health Services Research - Pregnant women who felt pressured to have a labor induction or cesarean section by their obstetrical care providers were significantly more likely to have these procedures, even if there was no medical need for them, suggests a new study in Health Services Research. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - September 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Geographical Divide in Maternal Health for Syrian Refugees
A young mother approaches a healthcare facility inside the Domiz refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan, mid-September 2014. Credit: Shelly Kittleson/IPSBy Shelly KittlesonDOHUK, Iraq, Sep 19 2014 (IPS)At the largest refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan, young Syrian mothers and pregnant women are considered relatively lucky.The number of registered Syrian refugees surpassed 3 million in late August, with the highest concentrations in Lebanon (over 1.1 million), Turkey (over 800,000), and Jordan (over 600,000). In all of the above, serious concerns have been expressed about the availability of healthcare services for expectant mothers...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Shelly Kittleson Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & MDGs Women's Health Chi Source Type: news

Feeling Guilty For Our Son After Emergency Hysterectomy – Amanda’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I’m 27 years old, been with my husband for almost 11 years, married 2 1/2 years. My waters broke 4 weeks early with our first child,while I was walking in the hallway of our house. We rushed to the hospital, obviously found out we were in labor! We were soooo excited! Well after a slow start, then 20 hours later pushing for 3 hours, then they decided to do a c-section. After a few minutest short of 24 hours! We had our son, t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 2, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories emergency hysterectomy post partum haemorrhage Source Type: news

Reducing the C-section RateReducing the C-section Rate
Dr. Wanda Barfield from CDC discusses the need to keep the rate of cesarean section going in the right direction. CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

How Common Is Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in Infants With Breech Presentation?
Discussion Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) includes several abnormalities where the femoral head and the acetabulum are not aligned normally or grow abnormally. This includes hips that are dislocatable, dislocated, dysplastic and subluxed. The natural history and pathophysiology are poorly understood. Screening can lead to earlier identification, but there are high rates of spontaneous resolution in the newborn period that require no intervention. Resolution rates are 60-80% if identified by physical examination and 90% resolve if identified by ultrasound examination in studies. Physical examination screening incl...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 25, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Call for private healthcare data to match NHS standards
802 unexpected patient deaths in private hospitals in past four yearsRelated items from OnMedicaOne in six hospitals expands private carePatients paying too much for private care C-section rate for private patients double that of publicly funded patientsPrivate provision of NHS care soarsLabour calls for freeze on new NHS deals with private sector (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 21, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Is China's 50 percent cesarean section delivery rate too high?
Efforts must be made to decrease China's increasing cesarean section rate, suggests a new article. China has one of the highest caesarean delivery rates in the world. Of 16 million babies born in 2010, approximately half were by caesarean. Although the exact rate is not known, the current Chinese language literature on caesarean rates in China reports total caesarean rates ranging from 36% to 58%. However, before the 1980s, the caesarean rate was below 5% and it did not rise above 10% until after 1990. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 20, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Is China's 50 percent cesarean section delivery rate too high?
(Wiley) Efforts must be made to decrease China's increasing cesarean section rate, suggests a new commentary published Aug. 20 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ten-fold higher risk of death for vaginally delivered breech babies
C-section may be best for mother and baby, Dutch researchers findRelated items from OnMedicaOlder mums more likely to need emergency procedure to give birthCaesarean delivery doubles childhood obesity riskSocial and demographic factors predict operative birthsC-section rate for private patients double that of publicly funded patientsBreech Presentation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 12, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Offering a Family-Centered Cesarean Section
BOSTON (CBS) – Anyone who has had a C-section knows it’s not a pleasant experience.  It’s major surgery and often wrought with anxiety and fear.  Now one local hospital is trying to make it as pleasant for mothers-to-be as possible, something they’re calling a “Gentle C”. Leilani Pascale just delivered her third baby, but instead of having a traditional C-section as she did for her first two, she opted for a “gentle” cesarean section offered at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “It’s something that I will carry with me forever,” she says.  &...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tim Wilson Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Brigham and Women's Hospital Dr. Bill Camann Dr. Mallika Marshall family-centered cesarean section Gentle C Health Watch Kathy Trainor Leilani Pascale Source Type: news

Breech babies have higher risk of death from vaginal delivery compared to C-section
While a rise in cesarean section (C-section) delivery rates due to breech presentation has improved neonatal outcome, 40% of term breech deliveries in the Netherlands are planned vaginal deliveries. According to a new Dutch study, there is a 10-fold increase in fetal mortality in vaginal delivery for breech presentation compared to elective C-section. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

For Breech Baby, C-Section May Be Safer Option
Death rate with vaginal birth is 10 times higher, researchers find Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Childbirth Problems, Pregnancy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breech babies have higher risk of death from vaginal delivery compared to C-section
(Wiley) While a rise in cesarean section delivery rates due to breech presentation has improved neonatal outcome, 40 percent of term breech deliveries in the Netherlands are planned vaginal deliveries. According to a new Dutch study that is published today in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, there is a 10-fold increase in fetal mortality in vaginal delivery for breech presentation compared to elective C-section. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pregnant women over 40 are up to THREE times more likely to need a C-section
Mothers over 40 (such as Gwen Stefani, who had her third child at 43) are more likely to need a range of interventions during labour, say Norwegian researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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 13, 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