Under Trumpcare, Pregnancy Could Be 425% More Expensive
Much of the criticism levied against the GOP health bill that narrowly passed the House last week is that it will strip away protections for people with pre-existing conditions, putting affordable health insurance out of their reach. And one of those conditions? Pregnancy, which would be up to 425 percent more expensive under the new plan, according to estimates from liberal think tank the Center for American Progress. Premiums for women with uncomplicated pregnancies could jump by more than $17,000, CAP estimates. That’s because under Trumpcare, states would be able to apply for a waiver from the so-called...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Feminist Groups On What Trumpcare Could Mean For Women
On Thursday, the House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act aka Trumpcare ― and women around the country are readying themselves for the consequences.   The legislation would effectively allow states to discriminate against women. Under the AHCA, states are allowed to waive the former Obamacare requirement that insurers cover people with pre-existing conditions. Anything from being a survivor of sexual or domestic violence, to having had a C-section or suffered from postpartum depression could now constitute as a pre-existing condition. This means that if you’re deemed to have one of these pr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavy lift ahead for healthcare; women's coverage could be hit hard
The bill repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act is headed to the Senate, where lawmakers are intent on giving it a major overhaul. Senators will undoubtedly be lobbied hard by constituents over coverage of pre-existing conditions, a particular point of concern for women. As Quartz writes, being female is essentially a pre-existing condition as under the American Health Care Act, coverage could be declined for sexual assault, domestic violence and C-section deliveries. Money Magazine created… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Illustrator Sums Up The Injustice Of AHCA In One Heartbreaking Drawing
House Republicans passed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, slashing health care coverage for millions, capping Medicaid expansions, and potentially allowing for discrimination against individuals with pre-existing conditions ― some of which essentially amount to being a woman.  An amendment added to the Affordable Health Care Act could allow insurance companies to charge higher premiums for citizens who have experienced postpartum depression, pregnancy, a C-section, domestic violence or rape. On the same day, the House also voted to defund ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

25 Tweets Show How Much Trumpcare Could Punish Women
On Thursday afternoon, the American Health Care Act passed in the House by a slim margin ― and the effect it will have on women specifically could be devastating.  Simply put, the bill would allow states to discriminate against women. Before Obamacare, insurers could consider the following pre-existing conditions: being pregnant, having had postpartum depression, being a survivor of sexual assault, having had a C-section or being a survivor of domestic violence. Under the AHCA, states are allowed to waive the requirement that insurers cover people with pre-existing conditions, meaning if you’re deeme...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Under The New Health Care Bill, Rape Could Be A Pre-Existing Condition
House Republicans narrowly passed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, after adding $8 billion to the bill aimed at reassuring moderate Republicans worried about higher costs for people with pre-existing conditions. But an amendment added to the bill (after it failed to muster enough votes the first go-around) effectively gives states permission to discriminate against women, opponents say, including survivors of sexual assault.  As Gina Scaramella, executive director of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, argued in an Op-ed for The Hill, the so-called “MacArthur-Meado...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Step by step: Sloane ’s incredible journey with laryngeal cleft
Like most first graders, Sloane has a jam-packed schedule, filled with fun activities such as dancing, ice skating and playing tennis. But every now and then, this busy girl needs to take a break, even if that simply means taking her time to sip a glass of water. “I remind her that, sometimes, she needs to slow down,” says her mom, Tarra.Resisting the urge to rush has been a familiar theme for Sloane and her parents ever since she was born — although, ironically, she arrived in a hurry. Tarra had experienced a placental abruption, requiring an emergency C-section. Things only got more complicated. After T...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 4, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders Dr. Reza Rahbar laryngeal cleft Source Type: news

A mother has given birth to healthy conjoined twins
Chelsea Torres, 22, from Blackfoot, Idaho, gave birth to Callie and Carter in January by cesarean section following a nerve-racking pregnancy. She discovered their condition at a three-week scan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mexican woman, 58, gives birth to twins after having IVF
An older women has had a twin boy and girl by C-section in Culiacan, Mexico after a round of IVF. They were born prematurely and will require monitoring to ensure they are progressing well. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A new life for Lynkin after encephalocele surgery
When you meet Lynkin Bell, the first things you notice are her big personality and chubby cheeks. You might also see how she adores her brother Lukis and hamming it up for the camera. But you’d never guess that this playful 14-month-old from Texas wasn’t expected to survive, never mind talk, stand or play peekaboo like a pro. And yet, thanks to her parents’ faith and persistence — and surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital — Lynkin can do all those things, and lots more, with the gusto befitting any toddler her age. “It’s a miracle,” says Kaylen Gaston, Lynkin’s mo...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Craniofacial Program Dr. John Meara Dr. Mark Proctor encephalocele Source Type: news

Baby's head pops out of mother's stomach during C-section
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: Doctors at the Centro de Fertilidad Clinica Lugo in Maracay, Venezuela, recorded the feat after the mother underwent a 'gentle' caesarean section. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Photo Series Shows How Two Moms Tandem Nurse Their Triplets And Toddler
When Dublin-based photographer Johanna King set out to document breastfeeding mothers, she came across a family with a rather unique story. Last year, King photographed around 10 breastfeeding mothers and their families in their natural environments. One such family was Cliona and Sue, a married lesbian couple who both breastfeed their toddler daughter and infant triplets ― a boy and two girls. A breastfeeding mother herself, King came across Cliona and Sue’s story through a parenting and breastfeeding support group called Cuidiu. When she reached out about photographing them in their home, they were delighted to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Health Insurance Pays U.S.$9,6m for C-Section Births
[Nation] NHIF payouts for Caesarean section operations have for the first time crossed the Sh1 billion mark in a year, highlighting the cost burden of the procedure to insurers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study examines impact of common risk factors on outcomes for home, birth center births
Women with some characteristics commonly thought to increase pregnancy risks -- being over age 35; being overweight; and in some cases, having a vaginal birth after a cesarean section -- tend to have good outcomes when they give birth at home or in a birth center, a new assessment has found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Impact of common risk factors on outcomes for home, birth center births
Women with some characteristics commonly thought to increase pregnancy risks -- being over age 35; being overweight; and in some cases, having a vaginal birth after a cesarean section -- tend to have good outcomes when they give birth at home or in a birth center, a new assessment has found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study examines impact of common risk factors on outcomes for home and birth center births
(Oregon State University) Women with some characteristics commonly thought to increase pregnancy risks -- being over age 35; being overweight; and in some cases, having a vaginal birth after a cesarean section -- tend to have good outcomes when they give birth at home or in a birth center, a new assessment has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

34 Incredible Photos Of Women In Labor
What is it like to be in labor? There is no way to really know until you’re in the middle of it, yet birth photographers are able to pull back the curtain a bit ― capturing an experience that can be surreal in its intensity, but one that happens multiple times every second around the world.  Here are 34 photos that show how wildly birth experiences can differ ― from the woman who works through contractions at home, to the mom who has a scheduled C-section ― and that pay homage to the fact that no matter how women labor, they truly are strong as hell.  Captions from the photographers have been edited ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kim Kardashian Wants A Third Baby, Despite Serious Health Risks
Kim Kardashian wants to have a third baby. “I’m going to try to have one more baby,” Kardashian says in a new promo for an upcoming episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” But a third baby could be very risky for the reality TV star, who revealed in an episode last fall that she had experienced a serious complication involving her placenta during both of her first two pregnancies. [9 Uncommon Conditions That Pregnancy May Bring] “I want my kids to have siblings, but the doctors don’t feel like it’s safe for me,” Kardashian says in the new clip. “I don&rsquo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Plenty of IV Fluids May Make Childbirth Safer, Easier
MONDAY, March 27, 2017 -- Giving more intravenous (IV) fluids to women during childbirth seems to reduce the risk of cesarean section and shortens labor, researchers report. " The results are compelling and strongly argue for a change in practice, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

13 Photos That Show C-Section Moms Are Strong As Hell
More than 30 percent of women in the United States deliver their babies via C-section, a surgery that can be essential and life-saving. And yet amid all the talk in public health circles about the need to lower the C-section rate, and our reverence for “natural” birth, many moms absorb the message that surgical delivery is somehow less than. We hear about women being told C-sections aren’t real birth, or that they took the easy way out.  But C-section mothers, like all mothers, are fierce and their stories ― good and bad, disappointing and beloved ― are important to share. So too are their unique...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preterm births more common in mothers who are cancer survivors
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) In a study published in the journal JAMA Oncology, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report that women diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years more commonly gave birth prematurely, and to babies whose weights were below normal. Cancer survivors also had a slightly higher rate of cesarean section deliveries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mom Shares Postpartum Medical Struggles With Powerful Instagram
A powerful Instagram post is shedding light on the medical challenges that can follow childbirth and celebrating moms’ scars. Eighteen months ago, Kari Horn gave birth to her son via emergency C-section. Though becoming a parent has been a joyful experience for the Virginia mom, her postpartum journey involved umbilical hernias, more surgery and further complications. While recovering from these complications, Horn posted a striking photo of her abdomen on Instagram to share her story and remind other struggling moms that they are not alone. In the caption, Horn described her photo as one of “the part...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TJU finds correlation between IV fluid levels and births
Research from Philadelphia suggests that the need for C-section births could be reduced by simply administering more IV fluid to women during childbirth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Side-by-Side Fitness Photos Show Why Social Media Perfection Isn't Real
Many moms struggle with the changes to their bodies after pregnancy. Whether you’re trying to get fit or just trying to get through the day, Mia Redworth is spreading her message of self-love and body confidence to all the new moms out there.  Redworth is an Instagrammer and mother to a 13-month-old son who is sharing her fitness journey through the photos and inspirational captions she shares. And she’s all about keeping it real. REALITY CHECK❗️ ✖️bloated vs posing ✖️no one is perfect, I have stretch marks from carrying a baba for 42 weeks, a little tummy pouch from a emergency c section, I ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viral Post Explains Once And For All What A Good Mom Is
A viral post is offering a powerful message about judgment. On March 9, Ohio-based mom Ashle Potter posted a message that’s been making the rounds on social media over the years. “To the mom who’s breastfeeding: Way to go! It really is an amazing gift to give your baby, for any amount of time that you can manage! You’re a good mom,” the post begins. “To the mom who’s formula feeding: Isn’t science amazing? To think there was a time when a baby with a mother who couldn’t produce enough would suffer, but now? Better living through chemistry! You’re a good mom,&...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher level of IV fluids decreases need for c-section, study says
Research by Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia suggests giving women more intravenous fluids during labor can significantly reduce c-section rates. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More IV fluids, fewer c-sections
(Thomas Jefferson University) By pooling the data of several studies, Thomas Jefferson University researchers showed that a higher rate of IV fluids not only decreased c-section rates, but also shortened the overall length of labor by one hour, as well as shortened the pushing phase. The results were published online as an accepted article in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

C-Section and Risk of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia C-Section and Risk of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
This study suggests that delivery by elective C-section is associated with a higher risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. What might be the etiology?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 9, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Medicaid payment reform linked to fewer early elective deliveries
(Medica Research Institute) It's well documented that infants born at full term have better health outcomes.However, one in ten babies in the United States are born via a medically unnecessary early electivedelivery, such as an induction of labor, cesarean section, or both. New findings published in HealthAffairs indicate that state-level Medicaid payment reform is linked to fewer unnecessary earlydeliveries and, in turn, better health outcomes for infants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Why This Mom Shared A Postpartum Photo That 'Horrified' Her
When Ruth Lee gave birth to her daughter, Presley, in November, she struggled through a traumatic delivery experience and ultimately developed postpartum depression and severe body image issues. But the new mom shared how she faced her demons in a powerful Instagram post. On Feb. 23, Lee posted a photo of her midsection taken a few days after Presley’s birth. I'm posting this tonight with tears in my eyes. I can't help it. The pregnancy and birth of my little girl was the most amazing thing I've ever been a part of. Some people don't want kids, and I respect that. Really, I do. But for me, You see, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Birth photographer ‘discriminates’ against C-section mum
The photographer, thought to be from the US, has sparked fury among the online parenting community after accusing an expectant mother of not 'giving motherhood a go' by having a C-section. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India Seeks to Crack Down on C-section Birth for Profits India Seeks to Crack Down on C-section Birth for Profits
India's minister for women said on Wednesday she would seek to regulate cesarean sections and'name and shame'gynecologists who dupe women into choosing surgery over natural birth for commercial gain. (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Smallest patient to survive at Chicago hospital heading home
Baby Eirianna was only 13 ounces when she was delivered early via Cesarean section. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How One Woman Finally Overcame Her Lifelong Anxiety
For decades, Monique Barry was tortured by incessant anxiety (her daughter’s rough day at school? proof the child’s life was ruined) and baseless guilt (choosing a bad restaurant? a hanging offense!). Then she learned that her garden-variety neuroses might be something else: the trauma of her ancestors, passed down through the generations.   Nobody likes me, said my daughter, Elyse, inhaling dry cereal as she bopped to Taylor Swift on the car radio. It was the end of her first week at a new school. “I’m sure that’s not true,” I said, gripping the steering wheel. My heart rattled. My...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian baby with 2 heads described as a 'gift from God'
The baby was born via c-section in SP Hospital in Yamunanagar, Haryana, India, on Wednesday but tragically only survived a few hours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recovering from surgery or stress? Yoga can help
Last year, I underwent surgery, intended to repair an incisional hernia stemming from a cesarean section when I had my youngest son. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why women SHOULD eat during labor
Until now, doctors have feared mid-push food could cause the woman to choke, or would affect the anesthetic if they needed an emergency c-section. But a new US study discredits that theory. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential Risk Factors ID'd for C-Section Infection
(MedPage Today) -- Longer membrane rupture, surgery, black race increase risk (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - February 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Infant Microbiome Similar With C-Section or Vaginal Delivery Infant Microbiome Similar With C-Section or Vaginal Delivery
Among infants 6 weeks of age, researchers found no substantial difference in microbiome diversity or pattern among those born via vaginal or cesarean delivery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Unbraided Sutures for C-Section Linked to Lowered Infection (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But no cosmetic difference between unbraided sutures, glue (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - January 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

App helps C-section patients reduce length of hospital stay after delivery
This study, and other research presented at the meeting, highlight how PSH programs and physician-led care lead to improved quality of care, while lowering costs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Higher Maternal Morbidity With Trial of Labor for Twins vs. Elective C-Section Higher Maternal Morbidity With Trial of Labor for Twins vs. Elective C-Section
Women pregnant with twins who have a trial of labor are at increased risk of morbidity compared to those who have elective C-section, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - January 17, 2017 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Prophylaxis for C-Section: Might Broader Be Better? Prophylaxis for C-Section: Might Broader Be Better?
Azithromycin in addition to standard antibiotic prophylaxis before nonelective cesarean delivery was associated with lower rates of postoperative infection.Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Viewpoint Source Type: news

C-Section Rates in China Rising, But Lower Than Thought C-Section Rates in China Rising, But Lower Than Thought
Cesarean section rates in China are increasing overall but are well below the 46.2% reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2010, according to recent research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Why This Bride Was Proud To Breastfeed Her Son At Her Wedding
On her wedding day, Anecia Wright nursed her 4-month-old. It was an important experience for the mom, and she’s now sharing it with others to encourage fellow mothers to never feel embarrassed for feeding their children. On Jan. 1, Wright breastfed her son, Jayce, at her mother’s house before her wedding ceremony. She already had her wedding dress on, but that didn’t stop her. Wright was ready for such an occasion because when she chose her dress, she kept nursing in mind.  “The day I chose my wedding dress I instantly fell in love with myself in the mirror,” she told The Huffington Post...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Country Singer Gives Her 'Loose Mommy Skin' Shout-Out In Viral Instagram
Jessie James Decker isn’t one to shy away from postpartum body talk.  While on vacation in Mexico, the country singer posted a photo of herself relaxing in a bikini on Instagram. In the caption, she called out her “loose mommy skin” with a hashtag. Just another day in paradise!!! #icetea #kittenishsuit #comingsoon #loosemommyskin photog @edeck87 A photo posted by Jessie James Decker (@jessiejamesdecker) on Dec 31, 2016 at 7:32am PST Decker, who has a 1-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter with her husband Eric Decker, touched a lot of fellow moms with her post.  “It’s so refres...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Miracle Baby' Who Weighed Less Than 1 Pound At Birth Is Now A Thriving Teen
Eric and Tammy Koz always wanted to be parents. So when the young couple found out they were pregnant with a little girl in 2003 after a devastating miscarriage, they were beyond thrilled. “I was ecstatic,” Tammy told “The Oprah Show” in 2004. “I had a very positive outlook on the pregnancy. I think I’m probably the only one that did...” The reason many were fearful, Tammy explained back then, was due to her having lupus, an autoimmune disease that increased her risk of miscarriage. Yet, this particular pregnancy was going smoothly ― until 19 weeks, when a routine ultrasound reve...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows lower cesarean rate in China
Amy WallaceNEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Researchers at New York University have found a lower rate of cesarean section in China than previously reported by a World Health Organization study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extremely Rare Image Shows Unborn Baby's Feet Growing Outside Uterus
Just looking at this image might give the impression that this woman’s baby literally kicked its feet right out of her uterus. But moms-to-be with kicky babies can rest easy ― the MRI image showcases an extremely rare condition that was not caused by a baby’s kick. The 33-year-old woman had developed a 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) tear in the wall of her uterus, and through the tear, part of the amniotic sac measuring 7.5 by 4.7 by 3.5 inches (19  by 12 by 9 cm) popped out, according to a brief report of her case. The amniotic sac is the fluid-filled membrane found in the uterus that contains the growing and...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Extremely Rare Image Shows Unborn Baby's Feet Growing Outside Uterus
Just looking at this image might give the impression that this woman’s baby literally kicked its feet right out of her uterus. But moms-to-be with kicky babies can rest easy ― the MRI image showcases an extremely rare condition that was not caused by a baby’s kick. The 33-year-old woman had developed a 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) tear in the wall of her uterus, and through the tear, part of the amniotic sac measuring 7.5 by 4.7 by 3.5 inches (19  by 12 by 9 cm) popped out, according to a brief report of her case. The amniotic sac is the fluid-filled membrane found in the uterus that contains the growing and...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news