Vitamin D Deficit in Pregnancy Tied to Caesarean Risk
Women with deficiency at time of delivery had almost 4 times the odds, study says
MONDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D deficiency greatly increases a pregnant woman's likelihood of having a Caesarean
delivery, U.S. researchers report.
During the two-year study, Boston Unive...
Major rise in Caesarean sections linked to impaired womb function with age
Delaying childbirth has substantially contributed to recent rises in caesarean
section rates, according to a paper published this week by scientists at Cambridge University.
The findings come from an analysis of a large body of Scottish data performed by a team under Professor Gordon Smith, at ...
Placental Problems in Women Linked With Caesarean Section
New research to be published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology shows a link between the development of placenta praevia and placental abruption during the subsequent pregnancies of women who previously had a caesarean
Placental praevia is defined as ...
Placental Problems in Women Linked With Caesarean Section
New research to be published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology shows a link between the development of placenta praevia// and placental abruption during the subsequent pregnancies of women who previously had a caesarean
Placental praevia is defined as t...
One-fifth of Obese Women Undergo Caesarean Due to Uterus Failure
In a research carried on 4,000 pregnant women one-fifth of them had to undergo emergency Caesarean
Section birth as the muscles in their uterus failed//. Researchers found that obesity impairs the ability of the uterus to contract sufficiently in order to dilate the cervix and deliver the baby.
'Alarming Rise in Caesarean Births a Cause of Concern'
Birth through Caesarean
section is becoming an epidemic, a leading obstetricians has warned//.
"Any surgery could become hazardous and could lead to major crisis. With Caesarean
this is the risk if the procedure is not carried out by competent obstetricians," said Dr Dermot MacDonald, former D...
Normal Delivery Is Better Than Caesarean Birth
The sex life women who give birth naturally may be better than those who opt for a caesarean
birth, says a study that warns both prospective mothers and healthcare// professionals to think again. This goes against the popular belief that surgical births result in lesser problems to mothers.
Women Less Likely To Conceive Post-Caesarean
Women who delivered their firstborn by caesarean
were less likely to conceive again //than those who had a spontaneous natural delivery says a new British study.
Researchers led by Siladitya Bhattacharya at the University of Aberdeen, Britain, followed women who had their first single child - ...
Cesarean section: Local anesthetic reduces need for painkillers post-op
... Giving a local anaesthetic during a caesarean
section helps manage pain after the operation and ... part of integrated pain management strategies for caesarean
section operations, provided that consideration is...ght of the growing number of women giving birth by caesarean
section," says lead researcher, Anthony Bamigboye,...
Women with cystic fibrosis can have safe and successful fertility treatment
...omen, resulting in 12 live births, two ongoing pregnancies and three miscarriages.
All the women, apart from one, were able to give birth without a caesarean
section, and although 50% of them had diabetes during pregnancy and there was a slight decline in lung function during the year of pregnancy, all the ...
Proactive, Low-Cost Prenatal Physical Therapy Reduces Pregnancy Complications, Eases Labor and Delivery and Shortens Recovery Time for Mothers
...hnology (NCBI) shows 80% of pregnant women experience low back pain as well as hip pain. Many women also have difficulty recovering from c-sections. caesarean
delivery rates rose to 31.1% in 2006 and new mothers are challenged by nursing, changing and lifting infants after abdominal muscles have been operate...
TV News Coverage Reports on InnerCool's CoolBlue System Treatment of Cardiac Shock Patient Following Childbirth at Rush Hospital, Chicago
... shock while delivering her baby at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The baby was saved as a result of physicians performing an emergency caesarean
section surgery - however the mother was clinging to life in a coma and was considered likely to be "brain dead." Over 40 minutes and a series of ele...
Severe Obstetric Complications on the Increase
... More caesarean
deliveries a possible cause, study suggests,,,,
WEDNESDAY, Jan....n, blood clots and shock, may be associated with an increase in the rate of caesarean
"This is an interesting study, but the database isn't comple...
Remuda Ranch Reports More Women Seek to Be Thin During Pregnancy
...er while pregnant, she faces many medical complications including: low birth weight in the infant; possible neurological damage to the baby; increased caesarean
section rate; and increased miscarriage early in pregnancy.
"A woman with a history of an eating disorder may be more vulnerable during pregnancy...
Medical study shows epidurals and spinal anesthetics are safer than previously reported
... paralysed by one of these injections is 2-3 times rarer than of suffering any permanent harm. The risk for women requiring pain relief for labour or caesarean
section is lower still, the most pessimistic estimate of permanent harm is 1 in 80,000 and it may be much lower. A similarly low risk was found in pr...
Early Elective C-Sections Produce Complications
...8 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine .
Once a woman has had a caesarean
delivery, she and her doctor may decide to perform an "elective" C-section ...baby.
The new study included 13,258 women who underwent elective repeat caesarean
deliveries at one of 19 U.S. academic medical centers. All of the sites are...
Rate of Unnecessary C-Sections Far Lower Than Thought
... (HealthDay News) -- A new, closer look at data on caesarean
section births in the United States suggests that ...mine whether or not a woman is at risk for primary caesarean
delivery," said study author Emily Kahn, an epidem... More than 70,000 of these women ended up having a caesarean
delivery, and almost 41,000 were listed on the bir...
Elective Early Deliveries Pose Risks for Babies
..., doctors say
THURSDAY, Dec. 18 (HealthDay News) -- The rise in caesarean
deliveries could be fueling the increase in the number of preterm babies, a...irth pregnancies. And more than 90 percent of those deliveries were done by caesarean
section, according to an analysis by the March of Dimes and the U.S. Center...
Comparable data on maternal and infant in Europe available for the first time
... Obstetric practice varies widely in Europe. This raises questions about what level of obstetric intervention is the most appropriate.
Rates of caesarean
section ranged from 14% in the Netherlands and 15% in Slovenia to 33% in Portugal and 38% in Italy.
Instrumental delivery rates ranged from fewer th...
Late Preterm Birth Poses Developmental Risks
or induction should not be done before 39 weeks unless necessary, study say...," Petrini said in a news release. She added that elective delivery through caesarean
section or induction should not be performed before 39 weeks unless medical...
C-Section Might Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
...ESDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Children born by caesarean
section are at increased risk of asthma, according...246 (8.5 percent) of the children had been born by caesarean
section, but they were nearly 80 percent more like...ed vaginally, the study found.
The link between caesarean
birth and asthma was even stronger among the nine ...
Scientists ID Uterine Muscle Switch for Contractions
...ive during pregnancy.
But researchers from Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire, testing uterine tissue strips from pregnant women undergoing caesarean
birth, found that agonist chemicals can stimulate IP, which then activated proteins involved in muscle contraction. The same chemicals also increased ...
Fertility experts present the latest research at reproductive medicine meeting
...isted reproduction. Of 17 HIV-positive women undergoing IVF, there were seven pregnancies, and five singletons and two sets of twins were delivered by caesarean
section. Throughout the pregnancies, maternal HIV-1 RNA levels remained undetectable and CD4 counts were stable. All infants, tested at birth and at 3...
Excess Weight Gain During Pregnancy a Risk to Mother and Child
... or obesity and type 2 diabetes later in life. And a big baby poses risks for the mother, including vaginal tearing, bleeding and often the need for a caesarean
section, the study authors said.
Dr. Jennifer Wu, an obstetrician/gynecologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, called the new research "a ...
Vaginal/Caesarean combo delivery of twins safe, UT Southwestern-led research finds
...AS Oct. 29, 2008 Doctors need not go straight to caesarean
section when delivering twins, but can start with ... Should the second-born twin turn out to require a caesarean
section, there is a slightly higher risk of infect...ent through a period of labor. Ultimately, 849 had caesarean
sections of both twins, while 179 had a combined d...
Research May Help Predict Preeclampsia
...es until her symptoms worsened. By the time she saw her doctor, her blood pressure had spiked to a dangerously elevated level, triggering an emergency caesarean
Joan is one of hundreds of women whose brush with preeclampsia is chronicled at www.preeclampsia.org, the Preeclampsia Foundation's Web s...
CONSUMER REPORTS: Back to Basics For Safer Childbirth
True. This inaccuracy can lead to a baby being delivered by induction
section up to two weeks earlier than its estimated due-date,
cutting off im...improves outcomes for newborns.
Induced labor increases the likelihood of caesarean
True. The cervix might not be ready for la...
Asian-white couples face distinct pregnancy risks, Stanford/Packard
...ite women with Asian or white partners to have
delivery, as part of a broad analysis of perinatal...father couples had the lowest rate (23 percent) of caesarean
while Asian mother/white father couple...d
babies with the lowest median birth weight, so caesarean
less common among those women.)
Natural Childbirth Moms More Attuned to Babies' Cry
...ks of the birth compared with those who deliver by caesarean
section, a new study shows.
The finding, publi...partum depression seems to be linked more often to caesarean
The researchers based their findings on ...ms and form a model for testing interventions."
delivery, which occurs via incisions in the abdomi...
Taking Codeine While Breast-Feeding May Harm Infant
...authors pointed out that pain-relief medications are commonly prescribed for new mothers, given that almost half of all babies are delivered by either caesarean
section or episiotomy.
Given that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends codeine as "compatible" with breast-feeding, and given that an esti...
Australian Study Seeks Genetic Roots of Cerebral Palsy
It was once believed that low oxygen levels during birth caused cerebral palsy, but this is rarely the case, MacLennan said.
"Obstetric care and caesarean
deliveries have increased sixfold over the last 50 years, but the incidence of cerebral palsy cases has remained the same. Most of the cases are assoc...
U.S. Hospitals Vary Widely in Caring for Women
...-- Women who give birth at top-rated hospitals have fewer complications for caesarean
section and fewer complications for vaginal birth, according to a HealthGra...forming hospitals than at poor-performing hospitals.
Among women who had caesarean
sections, there were almost 76 percent fewer complications at the best-perf...
Caesarean sections associated with risk of asthma
... Babies born by caesarean
section have a 50 % increased risk of developing a...sthma compared to babies born naturally. Emergency caesarean
sections increase the risk even further. This is s...nvestigate the possible link between being born by caesarean
section and later development of asthma.
C-Sections Explain Jump in U.S. Preemie Births
..., May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Premature births of single babies in the United States have been on the rise in recent years, and a new report finds that caesarean
sections account for nearly all of the increase.
"I think this is the first time an in-depth analysis has been done on these two increasing problem...
Childhood Asthma, Allergies Traced to Womb
...ne function may be impaired in babies delivered by caesarean
"We found a dysfunctional cellular res... colleagues explored similar risks associated with caesarean
sections by analyzing the cellular immune regulato...) in the umbilical cord blood of 50 babies born by caesarean
and 68 babies delivered vaginally. All the babies ...
High Blood Sugar Tied to Pregnancy Complications
... for each standard deviation increase in blood sugar, there was a greater risk of complications, such as having a large birth weight baby or needing a caesarean
"We found strong independent associations between a mother's blood sugar levels during an oral glucose tolerance test and 28 wee...
Malpractice Premiums, Rate of C-Sections Rise Together
...s the other a matter of debate, experts say
MONDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- As medical malpractice premiums increase, so do the rates of caesarean
sections, new research shows.
The study provides a small snapshot of the association, drawing on data from the University of Connecticut Health Cen...
Teen Pregnancies, Abortions Drop From 1990 to 2004: CDC
...United States rose.
That news was accompanied by additional data showing record high rates in 2006 for unmarried women having babies as well as for caesarean
The findings were contained in preliminary birth statistics compiled by the CDC and were based on 99 percent of all births in 2006.
Obesity During Pregnancy Carries Bigger Price Tag
...ions such as high blood pressure, preeclampsia and caesarean
deliveries, researchers find.
"Right now, about...creased hospital stays were mostly related to more caesarean
deliveries among obese women than normal-weight wo...n birth weight), abnormal labor and the need for a caesarean
delivery are the usual reasons for an increased le...
Cervix Length at Mid-Pregnancy May Predict C-Section Risk
...t mid-pregnancy may indicate her risk of needing a caesarean
birth, a new study suggests.
"Women having the...nancy are more likely to be delivered by emergency caesarean
section during labor at term," the study's lead au...uld now have this measurement performed to predict caesarean
section risk," he added. "The key issue in this a...