Which Countries Have The Highest Caesarean Section Rates? [Infographic]
Around the globe, caesarean section rates have increased dramatically, something that has proven controversial as a large amount of them are not medically required. The growing c-section rate can be attributed to many factors, including more births among older women, multiple births through assisted reproduction, technological advances, as well as personal preference. They involve a degree of risk and can cause complications for subsequent deliveries. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 12, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Niall McCarthy Source Type: news

Well: When a Big Baby Isn’t So Big
Research showed that mothers who believed they were having large babies were nearly five times more likely to ask for a scheduled C-section. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 11, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Family Caesarean section Pregnancy and Childbirth Weight Love Parenting Featured Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Infant Delivery, Feeding Can Affect Gut Bacteria
Study shows vaginal birth and breast-feeding create different intestinal bacteria from C-section and formula (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infant Delivery and Feeding Methods Can Affect Gut Composition
Study shows vaginal birth and breast-feeding create different intestinal bacteria from C-section and formula Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Childbirth, Infant and Newborn Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-section rates: Consider this when deciding where to have your baby
For many years, there has been criticism that the rates of cesarean births are too high because higher rates have not resulted in improvements in maternal or child health. Many expectant moms feel strongly about having a natural vaginal birth, and want to do all they can to avoid a cesarean section. But for some, a C-section may seem like a good option for a range of reasons. And for others, a cesarean may be essential to protect the health — or life — of mom and baby. In parts of the world where C-sections are not readily available, complications of vaginal birth often lead to serious consequences, including l...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - January 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hope Ricciotti, MD Tags: Family Planning and Pregnancy Health Women's Health c-section cesarean section Source Type: news

Pregnancy Problems Common With Spine Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- C-section, preeclampsia, preterm birth frequent in women with ankylosing spondylitis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 29, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Stephanie Arnold 'dies' for 37 seconds during C-section to deliver her baby
Stephanie Arnold, 43, from Chicago, suffered an amniotic fluid embolism during a C-section to deliver her son Jacob. Her heart stopped and she was clinically dead for 37 seconds before doctors revived her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 In 8 Babies Was Born In A Conflict Zone This Year: UN
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 In 8 Babies Was Born In A Conflict Zone This Year: UN
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Planned or Emergency C-Section: Baby Health Risks?
(Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: C-Sections Are Best With a Little Labor, a Study Says
A study found more health problems among children born via planned cesarean births than among babies delivered by emergency C-section or vaginal birth. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI RABIN Tags: Family Caesarean section Pregnancy and Childbirth Surgery and Surgeons medicine and health Love Live Parenting Featured Source Type: news

Well: C-Sections Are Best With a Little Labor, a Study Says
A study found more health problems among children born via planned cesarean births than among babies delivered by emergency C-section or vaginal birth. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - December 14, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: RONI RABIN Tags: Family Caesarean section Pregnancy and Childbirth Surgery and Surgeons medicine and health Love Live Parenting Featured Source Type: news

Early gestational diabetes associated with higher preeclampsia, preterm delivery rates
Women diagnosed with gestational diabetes in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy experience a higher incidence of preeclampsia, preterm delivery, cesarean section and neonatal jaundice than women diagnosed later in pregnancy, despite early testing and intensive treatment, according to research in Diabetes Care. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 14, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Woman drives hours to avoid cesarean
The U.S. is the only industrialized country with a rising maternal mortality rate. In Montana, a pregnant woman travels hours to avoid a cesarean section. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Managing bad cholesterol, high C-section birth rate in U.S., and obesity fight
A new CDC analysis finds many people are not taking the appropriate steps to keep their cholesterol levels under control (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Section Targets: Too Low?
(MedPage Today) -- The standard view may need revision, a new study suggests (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - December 2, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Woman drives hours to avoid cesarean
The U.S. is the only industrialized country with a rising maternal mortality rate. In Montana, a pregnant woman travels hours to avoid a cesarean section. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Tied to Slight Increase in Kids' Asthma Risk
But second report finds countries with low C-section rates had higher death rates for infants, mothers (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Optimal global C-section rate may be as high as 19 percent to save lives of mothers, infants
New research examining the relationship between C-section rates and maternal and neonatal mortality in 194 countries concludes that as the country-level C-section rate increases up to 19 percent, maternal and neonatal mortality rates decline. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: WHO suggest new C-section recommendations
Rates of cesarean section vary widely between countries. The WHO suggest that 19% may be the optimal rate; the current US rate is over 30%. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Flaunting My Flub: A Personal Protest Made Public
A few nights ago I attended a hot yoga class on a whim. For the class, I didn't wear a shirt. A seemingly functional, but incredibly emotional decision. I had an alternate option: the undershirt I had worn to work (hot yoga was an impromptu decision), which meant I would be commuting home in a soaked, salty tank top. But the real reason I wanted to go à la sports bra was on principle. You see, I have not been feeling very confident about my body as of late. The change of season brings along with it the added comforts of unshaven legs, clothes with pockets, and cozy sweaters to hide my body. Crop top hell hath pas...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could the way we are born affect our BRAIN? Babies delivered via C-section 'have more brain cells after birth'
Brain cells naturally die after birth as the nervous system produces too many. But, a study by Georgia State University found mice born by C-section had fewer neurons die. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fitness buff reveals she was trolled online for flaunting her flat tummy TWO WEEKS after giving birth - and admits she pumped iron the day before her C-section
Personal trainer Jordan Cruttenden, 34, from Eastbourne, has been slammed on social media for posting a snap of her 'unrealistic' toned and taut tummy just two weeks after having her third child. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Things To Know About Uterus Transplants In The U.S.
Ten women in the United States will soon be chosen to undergo the nation's first uterus transplants, as part of a study at the Cleveland Clinic. Doctors at the hospital hope to perform the first uterus transplant in the next few months, according to the New York Times. The procedure is still highly experimental, and not all of the risks are known. Here's what you need to know about uterus transplants: Who needs a uterus transplant? The new study will involve women with a condition called uterine factor infertility, which means they cannot become pregnant either because they were born without a uterus, or their uterus ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pregnant Woman Undergoes C-Section After Being Thrown From Car
The woman was thrown from a car during an accident. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fear of Childbirth and Elective Cesarean SectionFear of Childbirth and Elective Cesarean Section
Does fear of childbirth exert a strong impact on the preference for elective cesarean section? BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

NIDCR Science News - October 2015
NIDCR Science News for October 2015 NIH Common Fund Launches Four Programs Designed to Take Aim at Gaps in Biomedical ResearchOctober 5, 2015 • National Institutes of Health   Regrow a Tooth? Fish – Yes; Humans – Maybe Some DayOctober 19, 2015 • Georgia Institute of Technology​   Fulbright Scholarship to Bring Penn Dental Medicine Professor Full Circle​October 21, 2015 • University of Pennsylvania​   C-section delivery does not decrease at-birth fracture rates in infants with rare bone diseaseOctober 22, 2015 • Baylor College of Medicine​​ &nb...
Source: NIDCR Science News - November 3, 2015 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Lifelike Robot Prepares Doctors For Childbirth
BOSTON (CBS) – Delivering a baby can be routine, or tremendously complex, jeopardizing the lives of both mother and baby. And that means health care providers need a lot of training, but we don’t want them to practice during real births. On Monday, we got a closer look at the latest generation of birth “simulator,” a robot really, that goes by the name, Victoria. “This is Victoria,” says Jim Archetto from Gaumard Scientific, showing us what looks like a manikin. “You can see she’s a realistic, lifelike birthing simulator,” adds Archetto. We got a look at the robot at ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Robot Source Type: news

Mom Gives Birth To 'Incredibly Rare' Set Of Identical Triplets
ImageContent(562a6251e4b0ec0a38944025,562a60481900002e00b94be2,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562a60481900002e00b94be2.jpeg,Some(),Some(jpeg)),ASSOCIATED PRESS,) TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- A Baltimore couple has welcomed three identical members to their family, in what doctors call a rare occurence. Kristen Hewitt gave birth to identical triplets Oct. 6 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, the hospital announced this week. Thomas Hewitt is the father. The couple's doctor, Dr. Victor A. Khouzami, said he's never witnessed identical triplets in more than three decades at the hospital. Thomas III, Finnegan and Oliver were born via C-section a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

C-section delivery does not decrease at-birth fracture rates in infants with rare bone disease
Cesarean delivery was not associated with decrease in the at-birth fracture rates in infants with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare bone disorder, reports a consortium of researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

C-section rates still too high at five Sacramento hospitals
Just 6 of 11 Sacramento-area hospitals meet a national target for the percentage of Cesarean births among healthy, low-risk mothers, new data show. Five failed to meet a national target of no more than 23.9 percent C-section births, according to the first national snapshot by The Leapfrog Group. Founded by large employers and other health-care purchasers, the nonprofit collects and reports data on hospital performance and the value of care they provide. C-section rates have steadily climbed in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 16, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kathy Robertson Source Type: news

Cesarean Delivery and Childhood Health
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Childbirth, Children's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cesarean Delivery Won't Harm Kids' Health - Study
[Daily Trust] In a study of more than 5,000 children, Australian researchers said they found that cesarean section delivery was not linked with a higher risk of health problems in childhood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study: Cesarean delivery won't harm children's health
New study refutes previous research that claimed C-section births are linked to long-term child health problems (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cesarean Delivery Won't Harm Kids' Health
Still, too many babies are born that way, expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Children's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections
Rates for problems linked to certain types of anesthesia down 25 percent over decade, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anesthesia, Cesarean Section, Childbirth (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VBAC clinically safe choice for most women
‘Green-top’ guideline says vaginal birth succeeds in 75% of cases – same as for first birthsRelated items from OnMedicaWide European variations in C-section ratesPlanned caesarean safest for breech deliveryAdvise a year between pregnancies after preterm birthNICE might underestimate gestational diabetesBlood test identifies high-risk lupus pregnancies (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 6, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Kim Kardashian Still Loathes Being Pregnant, Calls It The ‘Worst Experience’ Of Her Life
Last week, "Entertainment Tonight" claimed to have confirmed Kim Kardashian would be welcoming her baby boy into the world via scheduled C-section on Christmas Day, and that due date can't come soon enough for the reality star.  The 34-year-old has been very open about fertility struggles and her quest to get pregnant a second time, but she's not having any more fun than she did the first time around. (Kardashian suffered from preeclampsia and placenta accreta during her first pregnancy, which contributed to her fertility issues.)  As such, Kardashian didn't hold back when she wrote about just...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New challenges beyond nutrition: C-section, air pollution and domestic violence - Ferraro AA, Fernandes MT, Vieira SE.
The DOHaD research field has successfully associated adult non-communicable diseases with inadequate nutrition in early periods of life. More recently, different types of exposure have been linked with impaired developmental outcomes and later health conse... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

You CAN have a natural birth after a C-section, mothers are told
New guidance, by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, suggests for the majority of women a natural birth is safe - and for most has a lower chance of complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How more women with earlier cesarean sections can give birth vaginally next time
(University of Gothenburg) In many countries, cesarean section is routinely used if the woman previously gave birth by cesarean section. Doctors and midwives in countries with a high rate of vaginal births after cesarean sections have for the first time been asked in a study to give their views on how to increase the percentage of vaginal births. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Preterm Rabbit Model of Glycerol-Induced Intraventricular Hemorrhage
Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) remains a major complication of prematurity. We have developed a model of IVH in preterm rabbit pups. We deliver rabbit pups prematurely by C-section at 29-day gestational age (term = 32 days) and inject intraperitoneal glycerol at 3 h age to induce IVH. About 80 % of glycerol-treated pups develop IVH within 8 h age, which can be detected accurately with head ultrasound. These pups are reared in an infant incubator and gavage fed. At postnatal day 14, they exhibit hypomyelination, gliosis, and impaired neurological function. Hence, this is a novel animal model of IVH that can...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Neuroscience - September 21, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a cesarean section (C-section)?
A cesarean section is a procedure in which an incision is made into a woman's abdomen and uterus to deliver a baby. Find out why it is used, its risks and the recovery period. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Where Ohio ranks among best, worst states to have a baby
When it comes to having a baby, some states are better than others. That’s the finding from WalletHub, which sought to determine the best states for having babies. First off, Americans pay the highest birthing costs in the world, with the average price tag of conventional delivery at a U.S. hospital about $10,000, according to the International Federation of Health Plans. Add another $5,200 to that for a C-section. For comparison sake, in the Netherlands, the cost of a normal birth costs $2,800… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 14, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

'Microbial birthday suit' for C-section babies
How a swab could help C-section babies (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conjoined twins to be separated; only one may survive
C-section and surgery are scheduled in an effort to save one of the girls (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three Generations Of This Family Are Linked To One Womb
GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) -- For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured his mother, uniting three generations. The new mother, who lost her own uterus to cancer in her 20s, said it was "unimaginable" that she now had her own child, thanks to her mother's donated womb. "It can't be described how happy we are," she told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview. "It's everything that I hoped for and a little bit more," said the woman, who asked that she and her mother not be identified in order to protect the privacy of her 9...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Blood Donors Are My Heroes
Post written by Joey Hoffman, mother of a blood recipient. On February 8, 2003, my daughter, Daisy, received her first blood transfusion immediately after birth. It helped save her life – as did countless other transfusions over the years. At eight weeks in utero, Daisy was diagnosed with gastroschisis, a congenital condition in which her intestines developed outside of her body in the amniotic fluid. My OB-GYN stated that she would be OK. They would place her intestines back inside her abdomen, and she’d recover in the neonatal intensive care unit for two weeks. Daisy lived in the NICU for seven months. Daisy ...
Source: Red Cross Chat - August 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sarah Layton Tags: Blood biomed transfusion Source Type: news