Social workers invaded my body and stole baby, says mother forced to have caesarean
Mother who had forced caesarean section before being told baby would be taken into care accuses social workers of stealing her baby     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Caesarean case mother forced caesarean Alessandra Pacchieri forced c-section Source Type: news

Social workers invaded my body and stole baby, says mother forced to have caesarean
A mother who had a forced caesarean section before being told her baby would be taken into care accused British social workers of stealing her baby, as she prepares to fight to get her 15 month old daughter back     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Caesarean case mother forced caesarean Alessandra Pacchieri forced c-section Source Type: news

Forced caesarean was 'manifestly' in Alessandra Pacchieri's interest, says judge
Doctors' suggestion that baby forcibly removed from mother's womb by court order should stay in hospital with her was rejected by court     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Caesarean case mother forced caesarean Alessandra Pacchieri forced c-section Source Type: news

Morning Break: Asleep at the Wheel, Forced C-Section
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 4, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AUDIO: C-section decision 'unreasonable'
The decision to force a woman with bipolar disorder to undergo a Caesarean section and then give her baby up for adoption was "totally unreasonable," her lawyer says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caesarean case mother 'was six weeks off due date when baby was forcibly removed'
Doctors' suggestion that baby forcibly removed from mother's womb by court order should stay in hospital with her was rejected by court     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: animal Caesarean case mother forced c section forced caesarean Source Type: news

New mother left with 10-inch hole in her stomach after getting MRSA from C-section wound - and says she only survived because of COPPER-infused pyjamas
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Gemma Wilby, from Surrey, was left with a gaping 10 inch hole across her stomach after giving birth to her son Alfie. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caesarean case mother: 'I'm suffering like an animal'
Doctors' suggestion that baby forcibly removed from mother's womb by court order should stay in hospital with her was rejected by court     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: animal Caesarean case mother forced c section forced caesarean Source Type: news

Caesarean case mother denied chance to keep baby in hospital
Exclusive: Essex social services have obtained a court order against a woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and for her child to be taken from her womb by caesarean section     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Caesarean case mother forced c section forced caesarean Source Type: news

Well-off mothers really are 'too posh to push' study finds
According a study, 21 per cent of private patients have a scheduled C-section compared to just 8.9 per cent of publicly funded ones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are private patients 'too posh to push'?
Conclusion This study has highlighted important differences in modes of delivery for women receiving privately or publically funded care in Ireland. It found that women who were treated privately were more likely to give birth by caesarean section and more likely to have an operative vaginal delivery. The greatest difference was seen for planned caesarean sections.    It is unclear why women receiving private care had different modes of delivery to women receiving publically funded care. Interestingly, the women receiving public and private care had the same doctors and midwives, so it would be expected tha...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Medical practice Source Type: news

Natural Delivery After a C-Section Often Successful
But only about half who are eligible actually try Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Childbirth Problems (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teacher died in labour after she was 'reluctantly persuaded' to change her C-section birth plan to a natural delivery
Frances Cappuccini, 30, died a few hours after giving birth to her son Jack by emergency Caesarean on October 9 last year at Pembury Hospital, Kent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Sections Not Tied to Obesity Later on
Babies born by cesarean deliveries are no more likely to be obese later in life than babies born vaginally, says a new study.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Body Weight, Cesarean Section, Obesity (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby After Essure Reversal
A patient, who had her Essure reversal performed by Dr. Charles Monteith notifies the office of her baby boy’s birth. “He was born on 10/20/13 via c-section at 37 wks. He is 6.24 lbs. and 19 inches. He is very healthy. The physicians and nurses in the operating room were very impressed on how you did the surgery and how successful it is! They even asked me your name.” Many women may be told that Essure sterilization is permanent, but at Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center Essure reversal is possible! (Source: Tubal Ligation Reversal News)
Source: Tubal Ligation Reversal News - November 4, 2013 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: news

Snoring mothers-to-be linked to low birth weight babies
Experts say snoring may be a sign of breathing problems that could deprive an unborn baby of oxygenMothers-to-be who snore are more likely to give birth to smaller babies, a study has found. Snoring during pregnancy was also linked to higher rates of Caesarean delivery.Experts said snoring may be a sign of breathing problems that could deprive an unborn baby of oxygen.Previous research has shown women who start to snore during pregnancy are at risk from high blood pressure and the potentially dangerous pregnancy condition pre-eclampsia.More than a third of the 1,673 pregnant women recruited for the US study reported habitu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 31, 2013 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Family News Health Medical research Pregnancy & wellbeing Parents and parenting Society UK news Life and style Source Type: news

'Solar suitcases' saving babies
On a research trip in Nigeria, Dr. Laura Stachel watched as physicians performed an emergency cesarean section. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tubal Reversal Successful After C-sections
A member of the Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal’s Facebook page posts an important question about the success of tubal reversal after c-section births. She writes, “This is my issue I have had 4 c-sections with two scars would you do the reversal or seek Ivf? I really want the reversal however that is a lot of surgery even to get the baby out”. Expert tubal ligation reversal surgeon, Dr. Charles Monteith, has performed thousands of sterilization reversals for women who have had multiple c-sections. Women who have had multiple c-sections will now have the option to insure their candidacy for tubal reversal surg...
Source: Tubal Ligation Reversal News - October 29, 2013 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: news

Where pregnancy is feared, fatal
On a research trip in Nigeria, Dr. Laura Stachel watched as physicians performed an emergency cesarean section. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Where pregnancy is feared
On a research trip in Nigeria, Dr. Laura Stachel watched as physicians performed an emergency cesarean section. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Solar suitcase' saving moms, babies in childbirth
On a research trip in Nigeria, Dr. Laura Stachel watched as physicians performed an emergency cesarean section. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaginal Breech DeliveryVaginal Breech Delivery
Most countries recommend planned cesarean section in breech deliveries, which is considered safer than vaginal delivery. As one of few countries in the western world Norway has continued to practice planned vaginal delivery in selected women. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Uganda: In Mulago, Mothers Sleep On the Floor With Their Newborns
[New Vision]In the painful aftermath of a C-section, a midwife shouts out to her to leave the bed for a freshly-operated mother, soon to be wheeled in from the theatre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 7, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Don't Rule Out Vaginal Delivery for Twins, Study Says
No significant differences seen in results for mother, babies compared to C-section (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Need to Plan C-Section to Deliver Twins (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Planned vaginal delivery for twins was just as safe as planned cesarean section, a clinical trial showed. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - October 2, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Caseload midwifery safe for women of any risk
No difference in C-section rate between caseload and standard care groupsRelated items from OnMedicaColleges urge GPs to take on maternity carePregnant women likely to see midwife rather than GPContinuing midwife care trumps doctor-led and shared care approachesChanges to health visiting service will put kids at risk Home births safe and cost-effective for low-risk women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 17, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Having a dedicated midwife is cheaper and reduces the risk of a C-section compared to being looked after by a team of medics
Researchers at the University of Sydney, in Australia, found that one-to-one midwife care costs £333 less per woman. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is local anesthesia?
Local anesthesia involves numbing a specific part of the body to prevent any feeling of pain during surgical procedures. An anesthetic drug - which has numbing effects - is applied to a certain part of the patient's body. It is typically carried out in combination with sedation - which calms the patient and reduces stress levels - so that patients can undergo surgery without experiencing unbearable pain or distress. In many cases local anesthesia is considered to be safer than general anesthesia (such as in a cesarean section)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Jordan Hospital Among Those Using ‘Centering’ For Prenatal Care
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IVF, cesarean section asthma link strengthened
Researchers from Greece have shown that pediatric asthma is associated with both conception by in vitro fertilization and birth by cesarean section. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - August 31, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

IVF, cesarean section asthma link strengthened
Researchers from Greece have shown that pediatric asthma is associated with both conception by in vitro fertilization and birth by cesarean section. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - August 29, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

IVF, cesarean section asthma link strengthened
Researchers from Greece have shown that pediatric asthma is associated with both conception by in vitro fertilization and birth by cesarean section. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - August 29, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

IVF, cesarean section asthma link strengthened
Researchers from Greece have shown that pediatric asthma is associated with both conception by in vitro fertilization and birth by cesarean section. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - August 29, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

'No reason' to restrict food and drink during childbirth
Researchers have found that restricting food and drinks during labor does not benefit mothers in any way, according to a study published in The Cochcrane Library. Many hospitals worldwide have policies that restrict foods and fluids once a woman has started the labor process. These policies are in place in the event that a cesarean section and general anesthesia is needed. However, researchers from the University of Liverpool in the UK say this procedure is "unwarranted." An analysis of five UK studies was conducted involving 3,130 women... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

German baby Jasleen born 13.5 pounds without C-section
Her doctors called girl "the heaviest German child to have been delivered naturally." (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jasleen the giant baby: Mother gives birth to girl weighing 13lb4oz WITHOUT a C-section
Baby Jasleen arrived on July 26 and weighed a massive 13.47 pounds. She was born naturally at University Hospital in Leipzig and is officially the largest new-born in Germany. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Sections Take Longer for Obese Women
Cesarean sections take longer, on average, when new mothers are obese, according to a recent study.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Obesity (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regular exercise in pregnancy prevents emergency caesarian birth
A study by Granada University in Spain found that a brisk walk three times a week halved the risk of having a heavy infant, one of the main causes of C-section birth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cesarean–asthma link shunned
Researchers have found that a previously reported association between birth by cesarean section and risk for asthma may be largely due to confounding by familial factors. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - July 13, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Inducing Labor May Not Increase C-Section Likelihood As Previous Studies Suggest
For many moms-to-be, the idea of induced labor can bring on anxiety about unnecessary risks. And previous studies have suggested that inducing labor can increase the likelihood that mothers would need to undergo a Cesarean section. But a report recently published online in BJOG finds that inducing labor actually slightly decreases the risk of having a C-section. Researchers, led by Dr... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Labor induction may not raise cesarean risk for all
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - While doctors and health officials battle rising cesarean section rates, a fresh look at past research suggests that induction of labor may not be contributing to the problem. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Labor Induction May Not Raise Cesarean Risk for All
While doctors and health officials battle rising cesarean section rates, a fresh look at past research suggests that induction of labor may not be contributing to the problem.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Childbirth (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cesarean–asthma link shunned
Researchers have found that a previously reported association between birth by cesarean section and risk for asthma may be largely due to confounding by familial factors. (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - July 11, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Cesarean–asthma link shunned
Researchers have found that a previously reported association between birth by cesarean section and risk for asthma may be largely due to confounding by familial factors. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - July 10, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Cesarean–asthma link shunned
Researchers have found that a previously reported association between birth by cesarean section and risk for asthma may be largely due to confounding by familial factors. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn)
Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn - July 10, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Pelvic Organ Prolapse An Increased Risk With Vaginal Delivery
Women who give birth vaginally are at increased risk of developing pelvic organ prolapse during the year after delivery, according to a study of Chinese women by researchers at Yale School of Medicine and Wenzhou Third People's Hospital. Published online in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the results show that factors unique to labor and delivery made the pelvic floor relax and not recover its former support during the year after birth. These factors were not present in women who delivered via cesarean section (c-section)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

C-Section Rates Steady For First Time In Decades
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that the overall rate of Cesarean section (C-section) births has stopped increasing and has been steady from 2009 to 2011. C-section is a surgical procedure in which a baby is delivered through the mother's abdomen, the surgery usually takes about 30 - 45 minutes. Although C-section is relatively safe, it can pose some health risks for the mother and the baby. The rates of cesarean section procedures shot up between 1996 and 2009, from 20.7% of all births in 1996 to 32.9% in 2009. Approximately 1... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

C-Sections in U.S. Stable After 12-Year Rise: CDC
Guidelines discouraging early elective deliveries may have helped Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Childbirth, Health Statistics (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news