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Multiple C-Sections Linked to Raised Complication Risks by Medline Plus Posted Thu 01 Nov 2012 1:00pm Women who had 5 or more cesarean-section deliveries had more bleeding, preterm births Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section , Childbirth Problems , Health Problems in Pregnancy Read on »
C-Sections Continue 12-Year Climb: U.S. Report by Medline Plus Posted Mon 20 Dec 2010 9:00am But overall birth rate dips, possibly because of sagging economy, expert says Monday, December 20, 2010 MONDAY, Dec. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Continuing a 12-year climb, cesarean deliveries reached a record high in 2008, accounting for almost one-third of the births in the United States, ... Read on »
Artificial/assisted reproduction & increased pregnancy complications? by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted Fri 09 Mar 2012 1:46pm I have noticed that with IVF pregnancies, there seems to be an increased incidence of pregnancy/birth complications. Higher levels of preeclampsia, abnormal placentation (previa, abruption, severe IUGR in the baby), preterm labor, and higher rates of c-sections (perhaps due to the other complications of the pregnancy?). I wonder if studies have ... Read on »
Baby Development New England Journal of Medicine Study Finds Performing Caesarean Sections Increases Health Risks for Baby by Baby Mum-Mum .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 5:11pm By Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kids Nutrition Specialist Delivering via caesarean section (c-section) has become increasingly popular over the recent few years. Some schools of thought find the increase in c-section deliveries may be indicitave of its overuse. For many women, a c-section may be the only alternative but a new study warns that whe ... Read on »
Removing Financial Incentives for Unnecessary C-Sections | Our Bodies Our Blog by Jodi K. Posted Thu 20 Aug 2009 12:00am   In a piece for Seattle’s Crosscut, “Take away the incentives for too many c-sections,” Carolyn McConnell makes a case for reducing the seemingly ever-increasing rate of c-sections (currently ranging from 14-48% in that state) by reducing the financial incentives that may encourage physicians to perform them more than necessary. ... Read on »
When Unneeded, Induced Labor May Increase Complications by HealthFinder Posted Fri 09 Mar 2012 12:00pm healthnewslink Mother, child fare best with spontaneous labor at 38 to 39 weeks' gestation, study finds. F ... Read on »
Doctor Fist Fight Delays Patient C Section Surgery in Italy - Mother and Son Were Affected Adversely During the Neglected Delive by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 31 Aug 2010 12:40am This is one of those strange tales here when 2 doctors got into a fist fight over disagreeing over whether or not to perform a C-section and the patient was in labor during the entire time of the conflict with the doctors.  Italy's health minister traveled to Sicily on Monday to formally apologize.  The fistfight Happened in a  state hos ... Read on »
A breech vaginal HypnoBirth in Canada by Carol Yeh-Garner Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 16 Apr 2010 2:38pm This is a news article about a recent vaginal breech birth in Canada, where vaginal breech deliveries are becoming more common. The doula that attended this birth shared that the couple also took HypnoBirthing classes from her. After reading the article, you can listen to Dr. Posner's experience of being the OB that helped to receive this breech ... 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 »
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 »