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

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