Undisclosed risks of caesarean births: childhood obesity before age 5 and asthma for the newborn child
(Natural News) While most women are considering giving birth by caesarean section (C-section), not many of them are aware that infants born via this procedure “are 50 [percent] more likely to be obese before the age of five.” A review looked into the long-term risks of C-sections by examining 79 large scientific studies, and findings determined that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom sparks controversy with breech video and lotus birth
Vanessa Fisher's doctor in Denton, Texas, performed an external cephalic version, twisting the baby with his hands from outside so she could avoid a c-section. After the birth, she left the placenta on. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inducing labor at 39 weeks can reduce c-section rates, study says
If a healthy woman has labor induced in the 39th week of pregnancy, the need for a cesarean delivery is reduced, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Induced labor after 39 weeks in healthy women may reduce need for C section
NIH-funded study suggests this approach may also reduce risk of preeclampsia, need for newborn respiratory support. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 1, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Tx Challenges of the Opioid Crisis: Pain Medicine News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, a novel strategy to reduce pain from C-section (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - January 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

The science of remedies: Baking soda found to encourage natural labor, saving women from the dangers of a C-section, according to new research
(Natural News) According to a recent study, bicarbonate of soda (also known as baking soda,) “helps women avoid Caesarean-sections.” The findings of the study, which were published in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, revealed that baking soda dissolved in water can help at least 17 to 20 percent of women to give birth naturally if they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Complications from flu claim mom's unborn baby
A family in San Jose, California, is grieving after a woman, seven months pregnant, caught the flu and ended up losing her baby. Maria Paniagua got so sick that doctors could not do a cesarean section when her unborn baby's heartbeat weakened. Dr. Tara Narula reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased obesity risk for kids born via C-section
A study, published inPLOS One, suggests that children born via Caesarian section are more likely to be obese by the age of five.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Global C-Section Rates on the Rise (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Inequalities between and within countries exist (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - January 25, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Solving the mystery of a shapeshifting neck tumor
Jaedin, 10 years old, holds the control for a remote-controlled race car, Christmas 2017. Amanda Brown couldn’t shake an uneasy intuition that something just seemed “off” throughout her second pregnancy. During a scheduled caesarian section at her local hospital in North Carolina, her instinct proved to be true. “I had given birth to my first son by C-section so I knew what to expect,” Amanda says. “But this time around, as the surgeons totally stalled in the middle of the delivery, I thought to myself, ‘it doesn’t take this long to pull a baby out.’” When her son...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat J. McAlpine Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders cervical teratoma Dr. Reza Rahbar germ cell tumor Neck and Skullbase Surgery Program at Boston Children's NICU Solid Tumors Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Long-term risks and benefits of C-section revealed
A large review of existing observational studies and randomized trials looks at the long-term health risks and benefits associated with having a C-section. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Serena Williams Shares Childbirth Ordeal
After an easy pregnancy, things turned precarious when she had to have an emergency C-section because the baby's heart rate was dropping rapidly during contractions. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-section
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association between elective cesarean section and infants' developmental behaviors: a cohort study - Sun YF, Huang K, Hu YB, Gao H, Niu Y, Tao XY, Tao RW, Zhu P, Tao FB.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of elective cesarean section (ECS) on infants' developmental behaviors. METHODS: A total of 3 474 pregnant women living in Ma'anshan more than 6 months and accepting obstetric examination in Ma'anshan Maternal a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

2017 ’ s Year In Health News: Medical Breakthroughs, Opioid Crisis And More
CBS Local — There’s been plenty of progress in the medical world this year, and as a result we now know that more Americans than ever have high blood pressure, but also that coffee everyday is actually good for you. Here’s a look back at the year in health. Opioid Crisis The opioid crisis has dominated much of the health news cycle. President Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency earlier this year. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for people under 50 in the United States. New Guidelines for High Blood Pressure The American Heart Association revised its guidelines for high ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News best of 2017 Samantha Lazarus Bennet Source Type: news

Chemence Medical wins FDA nod for Exofin Fusion skin closure system
Chemence Medical said today it won FDA clearance for its Exofin Fusion skin closure system designed for medium to large wounds. The Exofin Fusion skin closure system features a self-adhering mesh strip, mesh anchors and a fast-curing 2-octyl cyanoacrylate topical adhesive to close and seal large incisions and form a microbial barrier to protect from infections, the company said. Alpharetta, Ga.-based Chemence said the Exofin Fusion is designed for multiple uses, but is most applicable for orthopedic procedures including total hip and knee replacements, cardiovascular procedures, plastic surgery, spinal procedures and ...
Source: Mass Device - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Wound Care Chemence Medical Products Source Type: news

Baby born with her heart growing OUTSIDE of her chest
Vanellope Hope Wilkins was due to be delivered on Christmas Eve before a rare condition meant she had to be born prematurely by c-section in November at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Program aims to reduce C-section rates
TriHealth physicians are tackling a long-standing problem: the high percentage of babies born by cesarean section in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly a third of the nation ’s babies are born by C-section. In individual states, the rate for this surgery varies from a low of 22.8 percent in Utah to a high of 38 percent in Mississippi. Ohio’s rate is 30.4 percent. * C-sections can be life-saving for both mothers and babies. However, C-sections are major abdominal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: TriHealth Source Type: news

Program aims to reduce C-section rates
TriHealth physicians are tackling a long-standing problem: the high percentage of babies born by cesarean section in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly a third of the nation ’s babies are born by C-section. In individual states, the rate for this surgery varies from a low of 22.8 percent in Utah to a high of 38 percent in Mississippi. Ohio’s rate is 30.4 percent. * C-sections can be life-saving for both mothers and babies. However, C-sections are major abdominal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: TriHealth Source Type: news

Mother hits back at trolls who criticised her C section
GRAPHIC CONTENT: Abbie Lever, 21, from Bolton, in Greater Manchester, had an emergency C section due to complications during the birth of her youngest child Daisy in August. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can vaginal seeding after a C-section benefit your baby?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital Midwives, Lower C-Section Rates?
Expectant mothers seeking to lower their risk of a cesarean  delivery might want to consider getting a midwife involved, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital Midwives, Lower C-Section Rates?
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Childbirth (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aylesbury mum looks pregnant after botched NHS c-section  
Cheryl Castle, 35, a receptionist, from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, said she has had a large ‘baby belly’ since the birth of her son, which she cannot get rid of with diet and exercise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital Midwives, Lower C-Section Rates?
THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 -- Expectant mothers seeking to lower their risk of a cesarean delivery might want to consider getting a midwife involved, a new study suggests. In addition, midwives were tied to less need for a surgical incision called an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rose hips found to reduce UTIs in women after a cesarean section
(Natural News) One of the most common postpartum infections is urinary tract infection (UTI), particularly among women who have had epidurals or catheters in their bladder. Fortunately, researchers from the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in Iran may have found a solution to this exacerbating problem: rose hip supplements. Following previous in vitro studies that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How does a C-section birth affect the child? New research suggests children born this way gain more weight than those born naturally
(Natural News) A study that was published online on Wednesday, October 11 in the journal Science Advances has shown that infants that were born via the Cesarean section are more prone to the risks of obesity as they grow older as compared with infants that were born vaginally. The study focuses on the microbiome, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ob/Gyns Warn Against'Vaginal Seeding' Trend for Newborns
Transferring microbes from the mom to her infant born via C-section comes with infection risk Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Childbirth (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ob/Gyns Warn Against'Vaginal Seeding' Trend for Newborns
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 -- The U.S.'s leading group of obstetricians and gynecologists is warning against a new trend where babies born by C-section are " seeded " via cotton swabs with vaginal microbes from the mother. " Vaginal seeding " is growing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya:Kenyan Woman Dies in Italy After Being Denied C-Section
[Nairobi News] A Kenyan family is mourning the death of a woman amid concerns of negligence by medics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mothers with JIA at Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Large study confirms higher rates of preterm birth, preeclampsia, C-section (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - October 22, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Doctors find 26-year-old woman's IUD in her bladder
A woman in China got pregnant despite having had an IUD inserted. When she gave birth via c-section, doctors saw no sign of the device, which had made its way to her bladder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women born by c-section are more likely to have one
Researchers from the University of Vienna found females born via c-section due to their mothers having a condition known as fetopelvic disproportion are 2.8 times more likely to have the disorder as well. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should Labor and Delivery Nurses Perform Moderate Sedation? Should Labor and Delivery Nurses Perform Moderate Sedation?
A hospital wants its L&D nurses to learn moderate sedation in the rare event that an emergency C-section is performed under local anesthesia.Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Ask the Expert Source Type: news

HealthWatch: C-Section Obesity Risk, Baby Talk Same Around World
BOSTON (CBS) – Having a C-section puts a woman’s offspring at higher risk of obesity and now researchers at the New York University School of Medicine may have a better understanding why. They studied mice and found that the microbiomes of those born by C-section were different from those of mice born vaginally.  In fact the “naturally” born mice had bacteria in their gut associated with a leaner body type. In addition, mice born by C-section gained more weight than the mice who passed through the birth canal. Mothers’ Baby Talk, Identical Regardless Of Language Coochy coo.  Turns o...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Babies Health Dr. Mallika Marshall New York University School of Medicine Princeton Source Type: news

Children born via c-section gain more weight, study says
A New York University study has found that mice born via c-section gain about 30 percent more weight than those born vaginally. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cesarean Section Results in Heavier Mouse Pups
Vaginal birth leads to changes in the development of offsprings' microbiomes not seen among mice born via C-section, which researchers suspect might contribute to the weight gain. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

Cesarean Section Results in Heavier Mouse Pups
Vaginal birth leads to changes in the development of offsprings' microbiomes not seen among mice born via C-section, which researchers suspect might contribute to the weight differences. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

Women with asthma are more likely to have pre-eclampsia
Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden also found the chronic lung condition raises the risk of women having a cesarean section, an underweight baby and a short pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case Study: Oklahoma's Cesarean Section Quality Initiative Promotes Improved Birth Outcomes (September 2017)
The following case study highlights Oklahoma Medicaid's innovative and effective Cesarean Section Quality Initiative, an initiative to reduce elective C-sections without medical indication. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Influence of C-section, formula feeding and antibiotics on infant gut microbiome
(Frontiers) Researchers characterize the combined influence of cesarean delivery, antibiotic treatment, and formula feeding on the development of gut microbiota in infants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include physician-assisted suicide, preventing infection post-C-section in obese women, 12 year outcomes of bariatric surgery, and death among triathletes (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics After C-Section Cut Infections in Obese Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Randomized clinical trial reported SSI risk fell by 59% (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - September 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Antibiotics cut infection risk in obese women after caesarean
Surgical infection less likely if obese women take prophylactic antibiotics for 48h after C-section Related items fromOnMedica Infection risk after caesarean 2.4 times higher in obese women Caesareans associated with increased risk of complications from hysterectomy Antibiotics during pregnancy increases risk of childhood obesity Wide European variations in C-section rates Antibiotics for women in early labour to combat Group B Strep (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Experts Warn of Health Risk After C-Section
[Nation] Unnecessary Caesarean sections could increase the risk of women developing maternal sepsis during childbirth, the World Health Organisation has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 18, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Trooper Says He Didn ’t Mean to Shoot His Pregnant Wife in the Head
A former Pennsylvania state trooper who caused the deaths of his pregnant wife and the child she was carrying in what he characterized as a gun-cleaning accident at their home has pleaded guilty to criminal charges. Joseph Paul Miller pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of involuntary manslaughter for causing the March 2014 deaths of JoAnna Miller and the baby girl, who was delivered but died soon after. Miller, of Horsham, initially said the gun was about 10 feet away from his wife when it accidentally went off, but he later revised that distance to about 2 feet away. Prosecutors in suburban Philadelphia, however, said ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Scolforo / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Endometriosis increases risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery
(Thomas Jefferson University) A new meta-analysis shows that pregnant women with endometriosis are at greater risk for a host of complications during pregnancy and at delivery, including preterm birth and cesarean section. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hull pregnant woman with twins died from heart condition
Kelly Forrest, 36, from Hull, was rushed to hospital  after fighting for her breath and vomiting and died as her twin boys were delivered by C-section. She leaves behind 3 other children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl with omphalocele goes home after 650-days in hospital
Naomi Hawks, pictured, was born 21 months ago in Omaha, Nebraska, with a rare abdominal birth defect omphalocelel. Her twin was able to go home, but she was kept in care for 650 days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-section mums warned about dangers of 'vaginal seeding'
What is the issue? A technique called vaginal seeding, sometimes used for babies born by caesarean section, "can give newborns deadly infections and sepsis," warns the Mail Online. Vaginal seeding involves rubbing vaginal fluid onto the skin of a newborn baby born by caesarean section. It's intended to mimic the natural transfer of microbes from their mother that babies have during a vaginal birth. This has been reported by some to help boost a baby's response against allergies and asthma. As many as 90% of Danish obstetricians and gynaecologists said they have been asked about it by prospective parents. Despite...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news