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

The 'rupture pregnancy' that left an unborn baby's foot OUTSIDE the uterus
The mother developed a tear on her uterus, which the baby's foot, still enclosed in the amniotic sac, went through. However, after 30 weeks, the mother gave birth to a healthy boy via c-section. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These NICU Babies Couldn't Visit Santa, So He Came To Them
For some families, taking the kids to see Santa Claus is a holiday tradition. For parents of babies in the NICU, making this trip is impossible. That’s why one hospital brought Santa to them. WellStar Atlanta Medical Center held two Santa Claus events for its NICU babies and their parents. The man in red visited the little warriors on both Dec. 4 and Dec. 10. On those two days, the hospital hosted 19 family photos. One of those families was Rachel Speer’s. Speer told The Huffington Post that a placental abruption forced her to have an emergency C-section on Oct. 27. Her twin girls entered the NICU on the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Ohio's 20-Week Abortion Ban Law Will Really Mean For Women
Ohio just became the 18th state to pass an arbitrary ban on abortions after 20 weeks.  The new law, which Gov. John Kasich (R) signed Tuesday, outlaws an extremely rare procedure. Only about 1 percent of all abortions take place after 20 weeks, and most are the result of doctors finding birth defects that were undetectable in earlier screenings. The ban will push women to travel out of state if they discover a serious defect during a second trimester ultrasound, adding another layer of logistical and financial difficulty to an already complicated termination procedure, says Dr. Jennifer K. Hsia, a clini...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Ohio's 20-Week Abortion Ban Law Will Really Mean For Women
Ohio just became the 18th state to pass an arbitrary ban on abortions after 20 weeks.  The new law, which Gov. John Kasich (R) signed Tuesday, outlaws an extremely rare procedure. Only about 1 percent of all abortions take place after 20 weeks, and most are the result of doctors finding birth defects that were undetectable in earlier screenings. The ban will push women to travel out of state if they discover a serious defect during a second trimester ultrasound, adding another layer of logistical and financial difficulty to an already complicated termination procedure, says Dr. Jennifer K. Hsia, a clini...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Four Solutions To Harmful, Unnecessary And Wasteful Surgeries In Healthcare
Picture this as a 1,000 point challenge on Jeopardy! Category: U.S. Healthcare. The answer is... “Though it’s the most common reason for hospitalization in the U.S., this surgical procedure is NOT related to heart disease or cancer or any other leading cause of death.” And the question is... What is a cesarean section? Don’t worry [...] (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 15, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leah Binder, Contributor Source Type: news

Historians Question Medieval C-Section'Breakthrough,' Criticize New York Times Coverage
Medical historians say recent reports of a 14th century caesarean section are problematic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kristina Killgrove, Contributor Source Type: news

Kenya: CS and Size of Babies - Is the Procedure Affecting Evolution?
[Nation] Caesarean section, also known as C-section, deliveries have been found to not only save lives of mothers when babies are too large to be born naturally--or if there are other health complications--but they also appear to be affecting how humans are evolving, say scientists. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 13, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The Rise In C-Sections Could Be Changing Human Evolution
C-sections have been on the rise for decades, now making up more than 30 percent of all deliveries in the United States. An intriguing new study out of Austria suggests that as C-sections have become more common, they might also be altering the course of human evolution. More babies are being born with heads that are too big for their mothers’ pelvises ... which leads, the theory goes, to more C-sections. Why? Before the widespread use of C-sections, larger babies and their narrow-hipped moms had a good chance of dying during childbirth ― meaning their genes weren’t passed on. But because C-sections tend...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Rise In C-Sections Could Be Changing Human Evolution
C-sections have been on the rise for decades, now making up more than 30 percent of all deliveries in the United States. An intriguing new study out of Austria suggests that as C-sections have become more common, they might also be altering the course of human evolution. More babies are being born with heads that are too big for their mothers’ pelvises ... which leads, the theory goes, to more C-sections. Why? Before the widespread use of C-sections, larger babies and their narrow-hipped moms had a good chance of dying during childbirth ― meaning their genes weren’t passed on. But because C-sections tend...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why This Mom Is Certain Her C-Section Scar Makes Her A 'Badass Mama'
Raquel Renteria was hesitant about having a C-section to welcome her second child. Now, she’s certain the experience has made her a “badass mama.” Renteria welcomed her daughter on Nov. 23. She hoped to have a “natural, peaceful birth” with a midwife, but at 32 weeks she learned her baby was in a breech position. At 37 weeks, the baby still hadn’t managed to flip over so Renteria agreed to have a C-section, a decision she said was not easy for her. “I was terrified of this surgery,” she wrote in an Instagram post about her experience. “I was afraid of this scar and the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom Captures Beautiful Moment ‘Miracle' Baby Sees Snow For The First Time
In December 2015, doctors told Johanna Morton she was going to miscarry. Just a few weeks ago, she watched her daughter see snow for the first time.  Morton told The Huffington Post that when she was 12 weeks pregnant, doctors discovered something was wrong with her baby’s heart based on the way it sounded.   “They told me I was going to miscarry,” Morton said. “A week or two after when I didn’t miscarry, it seemed like every appointment we would be told something else was wrong with her heart, another diagnosis.” Doctors later told Morton that her baby would be stillborn. Her ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newborns often take weeks to return to birth weight
By 14 days, 14 per cent of babies born vaginally and 24 per cent of infants delivered via cesarean section surgeries didn't return to their birth weight, U.S. researchers find. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Levothyroxine During Pregnancy May Improve Fetal Outcomes Levothyroxine During Pregnancy May Improve Fetal Outcomes
Women with hypothyroidism who were treated with levothyroxine had lower odds of early delivery and C-section and of having low-weight babies. More and larger studies are needed to confirm these results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 21, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

AHA: Does a C-Section Delivery Put Baby at Risk for Obesity? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Analysis suggests a link, but not an ironclad one (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - November 16, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Children born by Cesarean section may have a greater risk of obesity
Children delivered by Cesarean section may have an increased risk for obesity compared to children born vaginally, according to new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Could C-Section Birth Raise Child's Risk of Obesity?
Title: Could C-Section Birth Raise Child's Risk of Obesity?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/13/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - November 14, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Could C-Section Birth Raise Child's Risk of Obesity?
Study suggests passage through birth canal confers protective gut bacteria to newborns (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could C-Section Birth Raise Child's Risk of Obesity?
SUNDAY, Nov. 13, 2016 -- Babies delivered via C-section might be at increased risk for childhood obesity, researchers contend. Compared to vaginally delivered children, cesarean-delivered children seem to have a 40 percent greater risk of becoming... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 13, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Into the Breech: This midwife says breech births are safe and natural. Now she just has to convince doctors.
Meet Betty-Anne Daviss, a midwife who is doing something almost no midwives do and that most obstetricians in Canada stopped doing years ago. Betty-Anne delivers breech babies without C-section. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/White Coat, Black Art Source Type: news

Dad says hospital charged $39 to hold newborn baby
An extra charge for "skin to skin" time appeared on the family's itemized bill after C-section delivery (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Much Is It Worth to Hold Your Newborn? $40, Apparently
A man posted a bill to Reddit showing that he and his wife were charged $39.35 for holding their son after a C-section. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH Tags: Hospitals Health Insurance and Managed Care Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Source Type: news

I Have Morning Sickness PTSD
I threw up every day for 9 months when I was pregnant with my daughter six years ago. The medical term for severe morning sickness is "hyperemesis-gravidarum" and until Princess Kate made it evening news, many people didn't understand how incapacitating it is. For the first three months, I was bedridden and every morning felt like Groundhog's Day meets The Hangover. Everyone marveled at my growing bump and glowing skin; I was supposed to be euphoric but I existed in a torturous, alienating sick twilight zone where every morning felt like the worst hangover of all time. My 5am alarm clock was a combination of bar...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Section Raises Risk of Postpartum Blood Clots
Chances highest among those getting emergency cesareans (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-section raises risk of blood clots after childbirth: Review
Amy Norton, HealthDay News Women who have a cesarean section face an increased risk of potentially dangerous blood clots in the legs or lungs following childbirth, a new review confirms. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Section Raises Risk of Blood Clots After Childbirth: Review
Chances highest among those getting emergency cesareans Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Blood Clots, Cesarean Section, Childbirth (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Section Raises Risk of Blood Clots After Childbirth: Review
TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 -- Women who have a cesarean section face an increased risk of potentially dangerous blood clots in the legs or lungs following childbirth, a new review confirms. Researchers who analyzed 60 international studies found that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 4, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate
Two medications are better than one, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Section: Independent Risk Factor for Postpartum VTE (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- On average, three in 1,000 women will develop VTE after procedure (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - September 29, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate
Two medications are better than one, researchers saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Antibiotics, Bacterial Infections, Cesarean Section (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Add-On Azithromycin Halves C-Section Infection Rates (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers suggest guidelines could change (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - September 29, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study
THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 -- Doctors routinely give an antibiotic before a cesarean-section, the surgical delivery of a baby, to prevent infection in the mother. But, a new study suggests that adding a second antibiotic can cut the risk of infection... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 29, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Variation in the Rate of Cesarean Section Across U.S. Hospitals, 2013
Provides data on the rate of total and low-risk C-sections across U.S. hospitals in 2013, looking at variations in C-section rates by hospital characteristics. Figure 3 provides data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural hospitals. -- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - September 28, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Baby left with scar after she was SLICED open during her C-section delivery
Karmen McPhee sustained the injury as she was delivered at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness in June. The family had to wait 24 hours for a plastic surgeon to arrive to fix the wound. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cesarean section carries increased risk for postpartum venous thromboembolism (VTE)
Women are four times more likely to suffer a VTE after a cesarean-section compared to a vaginal birth, according to a new study. Roughly one-third of all births in Europe and North America now occur via cesarean section. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Women above 35 who give birth account for 40% of maternal deaths in Australia
The country has the second highest rate of births to older women among 14 developed countries and the highest rate of C-section births, study revealsOf the Australian women who give birth, 23% are over 35 but these older mothers account for 40% of maternal deaths across the country, a study has revealed.Australia has the second highest rate of births to older women among 14 developed countries – behind only Spain, where 35% are above that age – and the highest rate of caesarean section births,a study in the Lancet says.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Staff and agencies Tags: Health Childbirth Medical research Australia news Life and style Caesareans Hospitals Indigenous Australians Pregnancy Source Type: news

Oxytocin Challenge Triggers Fetal Copeptin Release Oxytocin Challenge Triggers Fetal Copeptin Release
Oxytocin administration to induce test contractions before elective C-section leads to fetal release of copeptin, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Kids Born Via C-Section Are More Likely To Be Obese, Study Finds
A new study is shedding more light on the curious connection between caesarean sections and obesity in kids and young adults.  Simply being delivered via C-section leaves kids with an average 15 percent higher chance of being obese than those born through the birth canal, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Though additional research is needed to confirm how and why this happens, it may be because C-section babies are deprived of the transfer of healthy bacteria from the birth canal that could play a role in weight regulation. “At birth, our bodies are colonized by ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

C-section babies 'more likely' to grow up obese
Conclusion The authors have shown that there appears to be a link between mode of childbirth and obesity later in life for offspring. The strengths of the study were that it was a large prospective cohort that examined BMI over a long period, meaning the risk of obesity could be seen from childhood into early adulthood. The reporting of information on pregnancy also allowed other factors to be accounted for. However, there are a number of important considerations: Babies born by caesarean section are less likely to have been breastfed, which has previously been linked with risk of obesity. This was not included in the a...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Obesity Source Type: news

Pasco hospital goes high-tech to help families with preemies, sick babies
A new mom recovering from a difficult cesarean section birth saw her hospitalized baby on video before she saw the child in person, via new technology at Medical Center of Trinity. The hospital has installed video-streaming technology that allows parents, family and friends to view their infants in real time, around the clock, through a secure online portal. The technology offers both clinical and business advantages. It provides a way for families to build important bonds with babies they might… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 7, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Babies born by caesarean more likely to be obese as adults, study suggests
The way we are born may have a lasting impact on health, possibly because babies born by C-section miss out on exposure to vital bacteria in the birth canalBabies born by caesarean section are more likely to be obese as adults, according to a study that suggests the way we are born could have a lasting impact on health.Birth by caesarean was linked to a 15% higher risk of obesity in children compared with vaginal birth.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Caesareans Science Health & wellbeing Life and style Pregnancy Family Parents and parenting Society Microbiology Source Type: news