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Elective Cesarean: Honor Her Choice. by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:17am Elective Cesarean: Honor Her Choice: ". Any decision between cesarean delivery by maternal request or trial of labor ultimately lies with the woman, once the potential risks and benefits associated with C-section have been discussed, concluded an independent panel of experts on cesarean section. “Her decision should be honored,” said Dr. Mary E ... Read on »
Great article looking at elective cesareans by Sheridan Ripley Patient Expert Posted Sun 20 Dec 2009 3:38pm Putting Mothers and Babies at Risk:  Promoting the Elusive ‘‘Cesarean Delivery on Maternal Request’’ This looks at the risks of promoting even the idea that moms are choosing elective cesareans.  It points out that many moms choosing planned cesareans are being led to that choice by their OBs.  I have posted before about the need for bett ... Read on »
NIH Panel Recommends Medico-Legal Reform to Reduce Elective Repeat Cesarean Delivery Rate by HealthReformWatch.com Posted Thu 18 Mar 2010 12:00am Photo by Tambako the Jaguar via Flickr In December 2009, an Arizona woman made the news when, in her ninth month of pregnancy, she left her husband and three sons behind and traveled to Phoenix, six hours away from her home, to await the birth of her fourth child.  She took these drastic measures becau ... Read on »
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 »
Why I Chose an Elective C-Section by Dr. Jennifer Berman Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 4:26am This time it�s going to be different! I won�t have as much trouble with pain or a prolonged process. I have an appointment scheduled, so I�ll be fully prepared. Above all, I hope to avoid incontinence and prolapse problems later in my life. I�ve elected to have my baby by caesarean section. Before the procedure: This is my personal choice a ... Read on »
Elective C-Section - Would you do it? by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted Tue 03 Mar 2009 2:18pm By Michelle Kennedy Hogan It’s the latest thing. As fashionable as Kabbalah, without all the studying. Madonna did it. So did Elizabeth Hurley. Cesarean section by choice has become almost a fad of sorts. Do Yoga at 8 a.m. Have your baby at 10 a.m. It not only fits your schedule, but your doctor’s and you get the added benefit of avoiding anyt ... Read on »
To Cesarean or Not To Cesarean, That is the Question! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 20 Mar 2010 10:02pm A few weeks ago after a morning prenatal yoga class, three students were left talking about birth options. One student was expressing her strong desire to have a VBAC (“Vaginal Birth After Cesarean”) with her second child, while another, who was also on her second pregnancy, was hoping to have a vaginal twin birth. The third student, a ... Read on »
Repeat C-Section Best Scheduled at 39 Weeks, Study Says by HealthFinder Posted Fri 10 Feb 2012 12:00pm healthnewslink Operating sooner, later worse for babies, preliminary research finds. FRIDAY, Feb. 10 (Healt ... Read on »
Fear of Childbirth Increases Likelihood of C-Section (Press Release) by BreastFeedingMums .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 21 Sep 2011 12:00am A new study published in the international journal Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica (AOGS) reveals that fear of childbirth is a predisposing factor for emergency and elective cesarean sections, even after psychological counseling. This may mean a negative experience that lasts a lifetime among the approximately 3 ... Read on »
C-Section Scars and Cesarean Incision Healing & Natural Treatments to Speed Healing by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 28 Aug 2012 7:45am Recovering from a cesarean delivery can often be a slow process.  Our services at Healthy Being Wellness Center focused on pre and post delivery services to maximize healing and speed recovery time so new moms can enjoy their new, sweet bundles of joy. Healing the scars from a cesarean delivery requires a new mom to take it easy days and e ... Read on »