Global Rates of Cesarean Section on the Rise Since 2000
FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 -- Global cesarean section (CS) rates are increasing, according to one in a series of three papers published online Oct. 11 in The Lancet. Ties Boerma, Ph.D., from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

C-Section Rates Have Nearly Doubled Since 2000: Study
FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 -- The number of women delivering babies via cesarean section has nearly doubled worldwide since 2000, to about 21 percent, new research shows. That's significantly higher than the 10 percent to 15 percent considered medically... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Quarter of births now by C-section as obesity levels and older mothers sees caesarean births surge
The number of caesarean births has risen from 19.7 per cent to 26.2 per cent between 2000 and 2015. Obesity, women having children later in life and fear of labour are thought to be behind the increase. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Use of caesarean section almost doubles since 2000
21% of births globally are C-section, study shows Related items fromOnMedica Unprotected sex among British teens – soars Parity lower in women with unfavourable lipid profile Fertility treatment does not appear to raise serious cancer risk Ultrasonography needed to check for ectopic pregnancy NICE to review fertility guidance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

C-section births rise rapidly to more than 20 percent worldwide
Rates of caesarean section births almost doubled between 2000 and 2015 – from 12 to 21 percent worldwide - new research has found, with the life-saving surgery unavailable to many women in poor countries while often over-used in richer ones. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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C-section deliveries nearly doubled worldwide since 2000, study finds
No matter where a family lives, welcoming a baby into the world can be a joyous occasion -- yet how a woman experiences birth varies drastically from country to country. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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C-section deliveries are rising at 'striking' rate, study shows
No matter where a family lives, welcoming a baby into the world can be a joyous occasion -- yet how a woman experiences birth varies drastically from country to country. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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C-Sections Have Nearly Doubled Since 2000. That Isn ’t Necessarily A Good Thing
Nearly twice as many babies were born via caesarean sections (C-sections) in 2015 as in 2000, a new report says. Almost 30 million C-sections were performed globally in 2015, accounting for 21% of all live births, according to World Health Organization and UNICEF data published Thursday in the Lancet. In 2000, 16 million babies were delivered by C-section, accounting for 12% of live births. The uptick in C-sections — and the persistent disparities in where they’re performed — points to two connected trends, the authors write. On one hand, the growth signifies that more women are giving birth under medical...
Source: TIME: Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime maternal health Source Type: news

In childbirth, when to begin pushing does not affect C-section rates
(Washington University in St. Louis) Obstetricians have differing opinions about when women should begin pushing during labor and whether the timing of pushing increases the likelihood of a cesarean section. Many obstetricians recommend that a woman begin pushing as soon the cervix is fully dilated, while others advise waiting until she feels the urge to push. Washington University School of Medicine led a multicenter study that found the timing of pushing has no effect on whether women deliver vaginally or by C-section. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to speed up recovery from a cesarean delivery
Women may take longer to recover from a cesarean delivery, or C-section, compared with a vaginal birth. In this article, we look at what to expect in the days, weeks, and months after cesarean delivery, and we provide tips to help people recover faster. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Ondansetron Dosing in C-Section Under Spinal Anesthesia Ondansetron Dosing in C-Section Under Spinal Anesthesia
What is the minimal weight-based dose of ondansetron required to reduce hypotension after spinal anesthesia in women undergoing cesarean section?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Children born by C-section face higher risk of having a food allergy
Researchers at Örebro University and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm led the study, which tracked more than a million children for around 13 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children born by C-section face a 21% higher risk of having a food allergy
Researchers at Örebro University and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm led the study, which tracked more than a million children for around 13 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alternative Antibiotics After C-Section Linked to More Infections Alternative Antibiotics After C-Section Linked to More Infections
Women given alternatives to first-line cephalosporins showed a higher risk of surgical site infections, abscess, cellulitis, and other adverse outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Maternal car driving capacity after birth: a pilot prospective study randomizing postnatal women to early verses late driving in a driving simulator - Harpham ME, Nassar N, Leung S, Lainchbury A, Shand AW.
BACKGROUND: Women are commonly advised to avoid driving following cesarean section (CS), however this advice is based upon little evidence. AIMS: We aimed to assess a woman's capacity to drive a car postbirth using a driving simulator to objectively examin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Skin Microbiota Differ for Obese, Non-Obese Undergoing C-Section
TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 -- After cesarean delivery (CD), the incision site harbors a higher bacterial biomass in obese women than in non-obese women, according to a study recently published in Scientific Reports. Kara M. Rood, M.D., from The Ohio... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Country singer Walker Hayes reveals his newborn daughter died after his wife's uterus ruptured
Country singer Walker Hayes's wife, Laney went into labor at age 39 on June 6, but her uterus tore, and the daughter she was carrying died during an emergency C-section, the couple has revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

74 per cent of hospitals do not respect a woman's right to choose a c-section
Research by British charity Birthrights has revealed only 26 per cent of NHS hospitals follow guidelines on offering voluntary caesarean sections to women who decide they want one. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New mum, 29, developed deadly sepsis after infected C-section wound began leaking pus
Harriet Shearsmith, 29, says she is lucky to be alive after waking to find her nightdress soaked in pus just two weeks after the birth of her first child Reuben. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inducing labor avoids C-section for some moms, study finds
The surprising findings contradicts a long-held belief that inducing labor leads to more complications, including C-sections (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Choosing to Induce Labor May Cut C-Section Risk
Women who chose to have their labor induced were less likely to need a C-section than women who let nature take its course, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. And there was no evidence labor induction carried any added risks for their babies. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower risk of emergency C-section if women are induced a week early, study finds  
Previously, doctors feared inducing early would put the baby at risk, since they are one week under-developed, and the mother, since it's major surgery. This new US study found the opposite. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inducing labor at 39 weeks may help avoid C-section, study finds
A new study finds that inducing labor at 39 weeks in healthy women may reduce the need for C-section and does not raise risks for the baby, compared with waiting for spontaneous labor. The study doesn't mean everyone should be induced, experts say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy Debate Revisited: To Induce Labor, Or Not?
Young women with simple pregnancies can safely ask a doctor to induce labor, a study finds. It doesn't increase their risk of needing a C-section after all, and can even offer potential benefits.(Image credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Induced labor at 39 weeks may reduce likelihood of C-section, NIH study suggests
Elective induction at 39 weeks also linked to lower risk of maternal high blood pressure disorders. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Inducing Labor at Term Appears to Reduce Cesarean Risk
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Inducing labor at 39 weeks may decrease the risk of cesarean section, according to a study published in the Aug. 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. William A. Grobman, M.D., from Northwestern University in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Elective Labor Induction May Cut C-Section Risk
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- Contrary to what doctors have thought, women who opt to have their labor induced in the 39th week of pregnancy do not face a heightened risk of cesarean section, a new clinical trial finds. In fact, the study showed,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sex after a C-section: Everything you need to know
Every woman heals differently, so there no right time to begin having sex after a C-section. Doctors usually advise waiting at least 6 weeks, however, as the cervix and incision site require time to heal. Learn more about what to expect, including how to reduce strain on the wound and when to start using birth control. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Woman who claims she got a C-section without anesthesia 'was offered a $25 gift card as a sorry'
Delfina Mota and her fiance, Paul Iheanachor filed a lawsuit for $5 million against the hospital that they claim gave Mota a C-section without anesthesia and then offered her a $25 gift card to 'smooth it over.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beyonce's and Serena's pregnancies shed light on a real risk
In Vogue's September issue, Beyonc é opens up about childbirth complications and having an emergency C-section. Earlier this year, Serena Williams also shared a life-threatening childbirth experience. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beyonce Says She Had Toxemia During Her Pregnancy With Her Twins. Here ’s What That Means
Beyonce revealed that she experienced toxemia, also known as preeclampsia, while she was pregnant with her twins, Sir and Rumi. The condition left her swollen and put her on bed rest for more than a month. In an interview in the September issue of Vogue, the entertainer said that the condition led to an emergency Cesarean section, which required the twins to spend weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Here’s what you should know about toxemia, aka preeclampsia. What is preeclampsia, and why is it also called toxemia? About 5% of pregnant women will get preeclampsia while expecting — usually toward t...
Source: TIME: Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Reproductive Health Source Type: news

Some Physicians Perform C-Sections Over Fear of Lawsuit
BOSTON (CBS) – More and more women worldwide are delivering babies by Cesarean section and a new review finds physicians’ fear of being sued may be a big driver. It is general consensus that vaginal births are safer and carry fewer risks that C-sections yet the rate of C-sections continues to grow.  To find out why researchers in Ireland reviewed 34 studies involving almost 9,000 obstetricians and midwives from 20 countries. They found that the fear of being sued over a complicated vaginal delivery was a major and significant factor when deciding whether to perform a C-section. Other big inf...
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Morning Break: Facebook Addiction Tx; Reused Condom Warning; C-Section Sans Anesthesia
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

'I was just screaming': Mother claims doctors gave her an emergency c-section WITHOUT anesthesia  
When Delfina Mota's blood pressure dropped and doctors couldn't find her baby's heart beat while she was in labor, the team at the California hospital cut her open without anesthesia, her suit claims. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Desperate Women, Desperate Doctors and the Surprising History Behind the Breastfeeding Debate
For something that’s supposed to be a natural process, breastfeeding can be surprisingly complicated — and not only for new mothers literally struggling with the process. Breastfeeding debates can leave families feeling embattled from both sides, but controversy over who should breastfeed and for how long and where shows no signs of letting up. For example, in July, news broke that the United States had fought a seemingly uncontroversial resolution in support of breastfeeding at the World Health Assembly earlier this spring. But, though such controversies can seem like a distinctly modern problem, breastfeeding...
Source: TIME: Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized health onetime Source Type: news

DEX and Dose Requirement in Spinal Anesthesia for C-Section DEX and Dose Requirement in Spinal Anesthesia for C-Section
Can intrathecal dexmedetomidine potentiate hyperbaric bupivacaine in spinal anesthesia for patients undergoing caesarean, without additional side effects?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Mothers in some areas of England are more likely to have a C-section
Official figures revealed nearly a third of all births at Cambridge University Hospitals FT are elective Caesareans. In contrast, the rate is just 3.6 per cent at the Dorset County Hospital FT. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors are wildly over-prescribing opioids painkillers after C-section
(Natural News) Three recent studies published in Obstetrics & Gynecology revealed an excessive number of opioid painkillers are being prescribed to women following a Cesarian-section delivery. This fuels the risk of drug misuse, the researchers said. According to recent statistics, C-sections are the most common inpatient surgery in the U.S., with as many as 1.3 million operations being performs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors are wildly over-prescribing opioids painkillers after C-section procedures
(Natural News) Three recent studies published in Obstetrics & Gynecology revealed an excessive number of opioid painkillers are being prescribed to women following a Cesarian-section delivery. This fuels the risk of drug misuse, the researchers said. According to recent statistics, C-sections are the most common inpatient surgery in the U.S., with as many as 1.3 million operations being performs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protocols for Vaginal Preparation Do Not Reduce C-Section Wound Infections Protocols for Vaginal Preparation Do Not Reduce C-Section Wound Infections
Having an institutional protocol in place for vaginal preparation with antiseptic solution does not reduce surgical site infection rates in women undergoing cesarean delivery during labor, according to a secondary analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Tracking C-Section Pain Patterns May Benefit Surgical Patients Tracking C-Section Pain Patterns May Benefit Surgical Patients
Knowing more about how and when pain starts diminishing after surgery can help doctors and patients understand what's normal and when to expect a full recovery, suggests a small study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Tracking C-section pain patterns may benefit surgical patients
(Reuters Health) - Knowing more about how and when pain starts diminishing after surgery can help doctors and patients understand what's normal and when to expect a full recovery, suggests a small study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pre-delivery risk factors associated with C-section infections
(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) Having a prior cesarean section (C-section), smoking, illicit drug use, and obesity increase the likelihood of developing an infection during a C-section delivery, according to new research presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inducing labor after 41-week pregnancy can save babies' lives
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who have not delivered by around 41 weeks are less likely to require cesarean section births or to have babies die if their labor is induced instead of letting nature take its course, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Research team to study opioid prescription use post c-section and hysterectomy
(Care New England) Researchers at Women& Infants Hospital and Brown University have received a 2018 Seed Award from the Brown Office of the Vice President for Research for their project, " 'Right-sizing' opioid prescription post-cesarean delivery and hysterectomy: Balancing excess medication and patient pain control.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC: U.S. Birth Rate Hits 30-Year Low, Fertility Rate Falling
NEW YORK (CBS Local) – U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday. Experts said several factors may be combining to drive the declines, including shifting attitudes about motherhood and changing immigration patterns. The provisional report, based on a review of more than 99 percent of the birth certificates filed nationwide, counted 3.853 million births last year. That’s the lowest tally since 1987. Births have been declining since 2014, but 2017 sa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health birth rate Fertility Local TV Pregnancy talkers Source Type: news

Baby delivered from brain-damaged mother is OK, goes home
Doctors in Poland say that a girl delivered prematurely by cesarean section from a brain-damaged mother and then treated in hospital for months, has been discharged home in good condition. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Adverse Outcomes Up for Vaginal Birth After Previous C-Section
MONDAY, May 7, 2018 -- The rates of severe maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality are elevated with attempted vaginal delivery after single prior cesarean delivery, according to a study published in the May 7 issue of CMAJ, the journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Higher Risk From Vaginal Birth After C-Section
The new findings about attempted vaginal birth after cesarean are from an analysis of data from nearly 200,000 Canadian women who had a prior cesarean delivery and then gave birth between 2003 and 2014. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news