Implantation of an intrauterine system is painful. Researchers from the
Human Reproduction Unit at the University of Campinas School of Medicine
recently published a study outlining pain and difficulty of insertion among three groups of women
A birth cohort study of more than 180,000 children in China shows a
modest connection between non-medical C-sections and childhood obesity.
The study was published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.
What was the truth about her double duty, however? Was she facing twice
the labor concerns just because she was getting twice the babies?
I knew the placenta was an important aspect of pregnancy, but I was soon
to learn it had far deeper implications for pregnancy and delivery than
I had suspected.
Researchers from the University of Tennessee Medical Center published a study in the journal of the Tennessee Medical Association describing the impact of obesity on C-section rates.
Researchers from the University of Florida believe women with unruptured
aneurysm are not at increased risk of rupture during pregnancy,
according to a study published in Neurology.
Birth doulas are not officially medical providers but they are
trained to provide support during labor and delivery. According to a
recent study, Medicaid patients who received care from birth doulas were
less likely to have caesarean sections.
The million-dollar-question many pregnant women want answered is about
the truth behind labor pain. Labor pain, like all other forms of pain,
cannot be described in a way that pertains to all pregnant women.
Restorative proctocolectomy (RPC) may have adverse side effects on
fertility and pregnancy, according to a study published in the journal
Plastic surgery is an elective medical procedure, in most cases. As
an elective procedure, few plastic surgeons will perform surgery during
pregnancy, though not all women reveal they are pregnant or think they
may be pregnant before the surgery is scheduled.
C-section deliveries are more expensive and risky than vaginal
deliveries and C-section rates have risen by nearly 12% from 1996 to
I remember being pregnant with baby one and baby two – no contractions,
no symptoms of labor – nothing but planned C-sections due to my
interesting ability to grow larger than normal fetuses.
Most women hope that they can deliver their baby vaginally, especially
if it's their first. Having a baby is a unique experience, so it’s
natural to want that connection with your offspring as opposed to the
impersonal Cesarean delivery.
Rates of elective deliveries are dropping, but not because fewer women are seeking to delivery before the start of labor.
A study recently published in the Norwegian Institute of Public Health
suggests patients with pelvic girdle pain choose vaginal delivery, when
possible, over C-section delivery to reduce pelvic girdle pain
There are various options for pain control during cesarean section
delivery. Regional pain blocks, like the spinal, are increasing in
popularity, but there are multiple drugs to choose from.
Especially for moms who were hoping to have a natural birth, cesarean sections can be very unpleasant. Even for those who knew they would need one, the surgery is stressful and the slow recovery during your first few weeks as a mom is simply annoying.
A birth plan is a simple, clear, flexible plan expressing the birth
mother’s preferences during birth. The plan is not a medical guide or
definitive declaration of how birth will go, but it does give everyone
involved an idea of the pregnant woman’s wishes.
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) are implanted in the
body when a patient is at increased risk of cardiac death. The ICD
detects heart rhythm and sends a jolt of electricity to the heart when
After boring you all with my own personal cesarean section story, I thought I’d give out a few tips (as an unqualified, non-professional… so, keep that in mind). Submitted for your consideration:
When I last left off, I was in a hospital operating room about to have my scheduled c-section. At this point I've been given my spinal block. I couldn't move the lower half of my body (which is quite the odd sensation, let me tell you), but I still had some sensation.
The night before my scheduled cesarean (aka “c”) section, I
was a bundle of nerves. I kept hoping, right until the very last minute
my little guy would turn, but no such luck. He was breech in what we
called the “pike” position.
Part of my journey through three pregnancies complicated with type 1 diabetes was mourning the loss of a natural birth.
Many women expect they won't feel a touch of labor if they're having a planned C-section, but that is not always the case. A planned C-section is typically scheduled as close to the due date as possible.
According to BJOG, women who have five or more C-sections are at increased risk of birth complications - some life-threatening.
Third-world countries have a higher rate of maternal and infant
mortality than the rest of the world, but researchers in Nigeria wanted
to find out just how high maternal mortality rates were when births took
place in a controlled setting like a medical institution.
Just because you contracted genital herpes at one point or another does not mean you have to abstain from having a baby for the rest of your life. As long as you take the proper precautions, you can have a safe and natural delivery with no complications.
While the World Health Organization suggests maintaining a combined
worldwide C-section rate between 5 and 15%, southern Italy is not
falling within that range. As of 2008, an estimated 38% of pregnancies
ended in C-section deliveries.
If you have had a cesarean delivery in the past and wish to have a vaginal birth, you have an increased risk for uterine rupture. The uterine rupture occurs at the site of the cesarean incision and is caused by the pressure required during vaginal birth.
If all goes according to plan with your birth, your baby will come out headfirst. He or she might be in a standing position up to the 36th week of your pregnancy, but after that, the position will be shifted in preparation for delivery.