Heavy Alcohol Use Ups Nosocomial Infections After C-SectionHeavy Alcohol Use Ups Nosocomial Infections After C-Section
Women with alcohol use disorders undergoing cesarean delivery are at heightened risk of nosocomial infection, new data show. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - June 14, 2013 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Newborn baby died after 'appalling catalogue of failings' by midwives meant he was starved of oxygen
Ford Ham died at Redditch's Alexandra Hospital after his mother Lesley Broughton waited more than two hours for an emergency C-section. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother's Age Tied to Risk of Delivery Complications
Teenage mothers are at increased risk of delivering their babies prematurely, while older moms are more likely to give birth via Caesarean section, according to a new study from Ireland.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Childbirth Problems (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Birth Outcomes Worse for Oldest, Youngest Moms (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Among women pregnant for the first time, teens have a higher risk for preterm delivery and women in their 40s have the highest risk for C-section and infants with birth defects, new research confirmed. (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - June 13, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Mother's Age Tied to Risk of Delivery ComplicationsMother's Age Tied to Risk of Delivery Complications
Teenage mothers are at increased risk of preterm delivery, while older moms are more at risk for cesarean section, according to data from Ireland. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women opt for Caesareans because 'they are afraid of poor care' during natural birth, says leading midwife
Pippa Nightingale, head of midwifery at Imperial NHS Trust in London, says some people opt for a planned C-section because they fear they will not receive enough support during labour and delivery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE urges more info on pros and cons of C-section
Healthcare workers have been urged to alert pregnant women to the pros and cons of elective caesarean sections, officials said. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - June 11, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Emergency C-Section Rates Are Climbing, As Is The Need For Accompanying Emergency Anaesthesia
There is an increasing need for safe emergency anaesthesia as cases of emergency Caesarean section (CS) continue to rise, say experts speaking at Euroanaesthesia, the annual congress of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA). Dr Geraldine O'Sullivan (Lead clinician for obstetric anaesthesia, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK) discusses how in the UK between 25-30% of deliveries are by CS, well above the WHO recommended rate of 15% (England 25%, Scotland/Wales 26%, Northern Ireland 30%, UK overall 25%)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Increasing Rates Of Emergency C-Section And Accompanying Emergency Anesthesia
There is an increasing need for safe emergency anaesthesia as cases of emergency Caesarean section (CS) continue to rise, said experts speaking at Euroanaesthesia, the annual congress of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA). Dr Geraldine O'Sullivan (Lead clinician for obstetric anaesthesia, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK) discusses how in the UK between 25-30% of deliveries are by CS, well above the WHO recommended rate of 15% (England 25%, Scotland/Wales 26%, Northern Ireland 30%, UK overall 25%)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Pain vs Comfort Scores After Caesarean SectionPain vs Comfort Scores After Caesarean Section
When asked about pain, do women after C-section report worse pain? British Journal of Anaesthesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Obesity risk for C-section babies: 84% more likely to be overweight than children born naturally
Researchers have found that 11-year-olds delivered by caesarean were 83 per cent more likely to be overweight compared to those born naturally. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Section Babies At High Risk Of Obesity
Babies who are born through Cesarean section (c-section) are much more likely to become obese when they grow up compared to babies who are delivered vaginally, reveals a new study carried out in the U.K which included more than 10,000 children. Around 33% of births in the U.S. are cesarean births, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the rate of c-sections is rising. The study, led Dr. Jan Blustein, Ph.D., M.D., from the New York University of Medicine, analyzed data on a total of 10,219 British born children between 1991 and 1992... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Texas baby born after her mother was technically dead
Erica Nigrelli gave birth via C-section after her heart stopped, but she was later revived (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-sections tied to child obesity
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More babies born via cesarean section grow up to be heavy kids and teens than those delivered vaginally, according to a new study of more than 10,000 UK infants. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

C-Sections Tied to Child Obesity
More babies born via cesarean section grow up to be heavy kids and teens than those delivered vaginally, according to a new study of more than 10,000 UK infants.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Childbirth, Obesity in Children (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caesarean rate higher in private care
Study says C-section rate 74 per cent higher among women attending private consultant     (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - May 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Oral Intake After C-Section Safely Speeds GI RecoveryEarly Oral Intake After C-Section Safely Speeds GI Recovery
Early oral intake after cesarean section speeds recovery of gastrointestinal function and does not increase the risk of ileus and other gastrointestinal complications. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Could vaginal delivery be safer for preemies?
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Very premature babies have fewer breathing problems when they're born through vaginal delivery compared to cesarean section, a new study of more than 20,000 newborns suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Could Vaginal Delivery Be Safer for Preemies?
Very premature babies have fewer breathing problems when they're born through vaginal delivery compared to cesarean section, a new study of more than 20,000 newborns suggests.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Childbirth, Premature Babies (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaginal Delivery Safer for Many Preemies: StudyVaginal Delivery Safer for Many Preemies: Study
Very premature babies have fewer breathing problems when they're born through vaginal delivery compared to cesarean section, a new study of more than 20,000 newborns suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals Enact Policies to Curb Early Childbirth
Goal is to reduce elective C-sections, inductions before 39 weeks, study saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Health Facilities, Premature Babies (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency hysterectomy after having a baby – Tasha’s Story
I was twenty four years old when I went into labor with my first child. My water broke as soon as I woke up that morning, but after that labor was slow. After nearly 23 hours my doctor decided we should do a Cesarean, because the baby was stuck and wasn’t descending through my pelvis the way she should. I was so exhausted that I agreed right away and they whisked me off to the operating room. Everything seemed to go fine, and after a few days in the hospital we were sent home. Exactly 14 days later I bolted out of bed in the middle of the night, feeling like my water broke all over again. I rushed into the bathroom t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 6, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News Post Birth Your Stories hysterectomy post partum haemorrhage Source Type: news

Hoping for a Silver Lining – Amanda’s Story
I have finally been given the chance to have a hysterectomy after around 10 years of symptoms!! I didn’t know what the problem was at first, I just kept getting exhaustion and anaemia. I have had two large babies (16 and 21 years old now) by C-section and increasingly, over the last five years in particular, I have been suffering with lower back pain, swelling of the abdomen and pain in one hip and down the leg and utter, utter exchaustion. It never occurred to me that the hip pain would be connected to my uterus! I was sent for a scan of my hip, which came back normal. I then had a Mirena coil fitted for 4 years, wh...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 3, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Heavy Bleeding Latest News Your Stories adenomyosis hysterectomy mirena coil Source Type: news

New Device Could Prevent Fetal Lacerations During C-Sections
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Brigid McCue C-section Cesarean delivery CSafe Hector Chapa Karen Anderson Source Type: news

I will feel like a 17 year old again – Paula’s Story
I am now day 9 post Total Abdominal Hysterectomy, to remove fibroids. I’m 45 years old, and hadn’t expected anything like this to happen to me. I’d never really had any major gynie problems, and I’m not one to go to the doctors unnecessarily, so it all came as a bit of a surprise. However, over recent years I’d felt like I had something heavy inside me, like being pregnant. I was beginning to worry a I was getting pains and pressure on my other organs, so decided to go to my GP. I’d firstly thought that I may have problems with my ovaries, so my GP referred me for a scan. Luckily I have...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 30, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Fibroids Latest News Your Stories total abdominal hysterectomy women's stories Source Type: news

Jennifer Gilmore, Author of "The Mothers," on Adoption
"When will the day come when someone stops me on the street with my child and asks his age or his name, and I won’t feel I need to tell the part of my son’s birth story that is, in part, his adoption. When he can hear me? When the drama of his adoption fades? When I start to feel more confident about the word, mother?" read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - April 29, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jennifer Haupt Tags: Happiness Parenting Relationships Resilience adoption adoption issues birth c section coffee shops debates epidural fingers germs heartbreak ish mother narrative arc newborns onlooker physical aspects placentas sl Source Type: news

Babies Born Even Slightly Early May Lag Behind
Women urged to rethink early elective C-sections, inductions unless medically needed Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Child Development (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Routine Antibiotic Use Reduces Mothers' Infection Risk From C-Section, Embargoed for January 19, 2010, 7:01 p.m. EDT
01/19/2010, (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - April 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals Work to Reduce Unnecessary Early Births
Full-term deliveries give infants best chance to develop and thrive, experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Childbirth (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Likelihood Of Cesarean Delivery In Massachusetts Linked To Choice Of Hospitals
There is wide variation in the rate of cesarean sections performed at different hospitals across the U.S. and one explanation has been that hospitals with higher c-section rates serve greater numbers of women at high risk for the procedure... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Pregnant women's likelihood of cesarean delivery in Massachusetts linked to choice of hospitals
(Harvard School of Public Health) A new study by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides the strongest evidence to date that it's not just medical need that determines who has a cesarean section, but also something at the hospital level -- in other words, the same woman would have a different chance of undergoing a c-section based on the hospital she chooses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Heavier Pregnant Women May Face Higher C-Section Risk
Study also found greater possibility of forceps delivery Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Body Weight, Cesarean Section, Pregnancy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Section Rates Vary Widely at U.S. Hospitals
Ranged from 7 percent of all births to nearly 70 percent, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Section Rates Vary Widely at U.S. Hospitals
Ranged from 7 percent of all births to nearly 70 percent, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Health Facilities (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Section Babies 5 Times More Likely To Develop Allergies
C-section babies are five times more likely to develop allergies by age two than those born naturally. The finding came from a new study conducted by researchers from Henry Ford Hospital and was presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology yearly meeting in San Antonio. The findings coincide with previous research which demonstrated that babies born by c-section are more likely to have asthma than babies delivered naturally... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Delivery By By C-Section Increases Risk Of Allergies In Childhood
For expectant moms who may contemplate the pros and cons of natural child birth or Caesarian section, a Henry Ford Hospital study suggests that C-section babies are susceptible to developing allergies by age two. Researchers found that babies born by C-section are five times more likely to develop allergies than babies born naturally when exposed to high levels of common allergens in the home such as those from dogs, cats and dust mites. The study was presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology annual meeting in San Antonio... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

C-Section May Raise Child's Risk of Allergies, Asthma: Study
Title: C-Section May Raise Child's Risk of Allergies, Asthma: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/25/2013 6:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/26/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - February 26, 2013 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

C-Section May Raise Child's Risk of Allergies, Asthma
Natural delivery appears to expose babies to beneficial bacteria, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Allergy, Asthma in Children, Cesarean Section (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infants born by C-section are five times more likely to develop allergies
Scientists believe the babies are left vulnerable by avoiding the journey through the birth canal, which would normally expose them to their mother's bacteria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Babies born by C-section at risk of developing allergies
(Henry Ford Health System) For expectant moms who may contemplate the pros and cons of natural child birth or Caesarian section, a Henry Ford Hospital study suggests that C-section babies are susceptible to developing allergies by age two.Researchers found that babies born by C-section are five times more likely to develop allergies than babies born naturally when exposed to high levels of common allergens in the home such as those from dogs, cats and dust mites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 24, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Which Fats Really Are Good For Your Heart?
WebMD Medical News By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Feb. 6, 2013 — The standard advice about which fats are best for heart health is under debate again. Triggering it is new research, just published in BMJ, finding that a form of omega-6 fatty acid found in vegetable oils may actually boost heart disease risk. Omega-6 fatty acids are a type of polyunsatured fat, which has generally been considered heart healthy. The new findings could significantly alter the advice about which type of fats to eat, some experts say. The new research warrants another look at the current recommendations, says a spoke...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mreal197 Tags: WebMD News Source Type: news

No Advantage Provided By Planned C-Sections Over Planned Vaginal Birth Of Twins
In a study to be presented on February 14 between 8 a.m., and 10 a.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in San Francisco, researchers will report findings that suggest that planned birthing of twins at 32-38 weeks by cesarean section does not decrease perinatal or neonatal death compared to planned vaginal birth... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Hysterectomy After Childbirth – Laura’s Story
My name is Laura Boot-Handford and I recently turned 30. I grew up in the beautiful town Lewes, East Sussex. I met my Husband there whilst at college. We both went to University in Leicester and settled in Northampton nearby once we had finished. We bought our first house and two cats. We got married and soon thought about starting a family of our own.I was 27 when we had our first son, Harry. I had a consultant led pregnancy as I have Addisons, although I rarely saw the consultant.  I started to get high blood pressure and traces of protein in my urine which was indicating the onset of pre eclampsia so the registrar ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 13, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Post Birth Your Stories childbirth postpartum haemorrhage Womb transplant Source Type: news

Cesarean Section And Breastfeeding Practices Influence Infant Gut Microbiota, May Affect Health In Later Life
Method of birth (vaginal birth s. cesarean delivery) and feeding practices (breastfeeding v. formula-feeding) influence the development of gut bacteria in newborns and thus may affect lifelong health, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Bacteria in the gut play an important role in health, helping digest food, stimulating the development of the immune system, regulating bowels and protecting against infection. Disruption of the gut microbiota has been linked to a range of diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, allergies, asthma, cancer and others... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

C-Section, Formula May Disrupt 'Good' Gut Bacteria in Babies
But, small study did not determine effect on children's future health (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Around-the-clock labor coverage associated with decrease in C-section
(Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine) Findings suggest around-the-clock labor and delivery coverage decreased the odds of cesarean delivery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Study finds planned C-sections provide no advantage over planned vaginal birth of twins
(Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine) Findings suggest planned birthing of twins at 32-38 weeks by cesarean section does not decrease perinatal or neonatal death compared to planned vaginal birth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Miracle quintuplets reunited at home for the first time after smallest spends 170 days in hospital with chronic lung condition
Carrie Jones, 35, from Duncanville, Texas, gave birth to 'five tiny bundles of perfection' via cesarean section on August 9, 2012 at Dallas' UT Southwestern Medical Center. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Speeds Up Slow Labor but Doesn't Prevent C-Sections
07/14/2011, The Cochrane Library, A new review says that oxytocin, a medication often used to quicken slow-paced labor in its early stages, doesn't decrease a woman's risk of having a complicated birth involving forceps or a cesarean section. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - February 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term consequences of vaginal delivery on the pelvic floor
(University of Gothenburg) Women are more likely to experience urinary incontinence, prolapse and fecal incontinence 20 years after one vaginal delivery rather than one cesarean section, finds new research published in a thesis from Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news