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Once a cesarean section, always a C-section? by Wakishea Posted Tue 04 May 2010 3:07am Once a woman has delivered three or more babies by cesarean section -- a surgical cut in the mother's abdominal wall and uterus -- doctors rarely encourage a subsequent vaginal birth.   But new research suggests that women who deliver vaginally after three or more C-sections have similar rates of success and complications as those who under ... Read on »
Designer Obstetrics: Cesarean Section on Demand by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 01 Feb 2010 1:36pm Should women be able to request a cesarean section to deliver their baby just because they can? Cesarean Section on demand is defined as a primary or first cesarean section at the request of the mother in the absence of any medical or obstetrical indication. A cesarean section is usually done for maternal or fetal reasons in accordan ... Read on »
could Cesarean sections be partly responsible for autism increse by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:19am Today I was reading an article in the Los Angeles times on how Cesarean sections are on the rise due to ob/gyn doctors being fearful of lawsuits and sometimes doing them unnecessarily. This has lead to premature delivery of babies who might be vulnerable to autism or other types of developmental disabilies. Don't get me wrong. I still believe tha ... Read on »
Cesarean Section Births by hipchickheather Posted Wed 29 Dec 2010 6:31pm Cesarean Section Births: Why Are They So Frequent? This is a subject that is beyond baffling to me, because although I know that the first cesarean section, performed nearly 65 years ago, was a miracle and a life-saving event for both mother and baby, the misuse and abuse of the procedure today is not nearly [...] [[ This is a content summar ... Read on »
Recent Empirical Research Suggests Rise in Cesarean Section Rates Not Caused by Malpractice Liability Pressure by HealthReformWatch.com Posted Wed 12 May 2010 8:29pm Photo by Salimfadhley via Flickr In my recent post on the NIH’s consensus development conference on vaginal birth after cesarean, I noted that one of the recommendations coming out of the conference was that “medico-legal” reforms “be developed, implemented, and evaluated” to determine their effect o ... Read on »
Tis The Season for Inductions & Cesarean Sections by Danielle Elwood Posted Tue 15 Dec 2009 12:00am I know this isn't something that I personally noticed, as I am sure most people with a little bit of common sense have noticed the drastic increase of scheduled cesarean sections, and inductions in the 2 week period before Christmas through New Years. Any patient that can be "safely" delivered anytime after 37 weeks seems to be off to the L&D un ... Read on »
Tis The Season for Inductions & Cesarean Sections by Danielle Elwood Posted Tue 15 Dec 2009 5:53am I know this isn't something that I personally noticed, as I am sure most people with a little bit of common sense have noticed the drastic increase of scheduled cesarean sections, and inductions in the 2 week period before Christmas through New Years. Any patient that can be "safely" delivered anytime after 37 weeks seems to be off to the L&D uni ... Read on »
No Single Strategy Is Uniformly Successful in Reducing Cesarean Sections by Medline Plus Posted Sun 09 Dec 2012 8:27am Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Related MedlinePlus Page: Cesarean Section Read on »
Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Greater Rates Of Cesarean Sections by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Mon 29 Dec 2008 4:43pm Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) found that pregnant women who are vitamin D deficient are also at an increased risk for delivering a baby by caesarean section as compared to pregnant women who are not vitamin D deficient. These findings currently appear on-line in the Journal of Clinica ... Read on »
Medical Indications for Cesarean Sections, Fact vs Myth by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 15 Dec 2009 8:24am Last Sunday I took a workshop with Jessie Levey, Certified Childbirth Educator (CCE) through the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEA/MNY) on Cesarean Birth and Prevention. Workshops likes these always get me driven to share what I learn. I figure if some of these statistics are new and shocking to me, a gal [...] Read on »