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My Story: Life with Interstitial Cystitis - American News Report

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:31am

American News Report

My Story: Life with Interstitial Cystitis
American News Report
According to my doctor, having a vaginal birth after a cesarean was risky and he didn't want me to go through all that pain. Naquitta Hudson. With him being my doctor and a professional I took his word because I felt that he knew best. But from the ...

Docs cringe at radio jock's C-section suggestion - Today.com

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:27am

Docs cringe at radio jock's C-section suggestion
Today.com
Babies spend nine months floating in a sack of liquid, so as they pass through the birth canal during a vaginal delivery, their chest cavity gets squeezed and their lungs are clearer when they take their first breath, Dr. Hoskins said. Babies born via ...

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Mom Who Didn't Know She Was Pregnant Gives Birth To 9-Pound Baby Boy - Huffington Post

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:56am

Mom Who Didn't Know She Was Pregnant Gives Birth To 9-Pound Baby Boy
Huffington Post
Last June, 33-year-old mom Trish Staine made headlines after the surprise birth of her third child. Staine told The Associated Press that she had no clue she was pregnant, until she went into labor, that is. Not only had her husband had a vasectomy ...

Pregnant again: What to expect this time around - U-T San Diego

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:04am

Pregnant again: What to expect this time around
U-T San Diego
... it appears that most women can safely attempt labor for a vaginal delivery. There are risks and benefits for attempting to labor after Cesarean and vaginal births. These should be discussed with an obstetrician/gynecologist during the course of ...

Pregnant again: What to expect this time around - U-T San Diego

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:04am

Pregnant again: What to expect this time around
U-T San Diego
... it appears that most women can safely attempt labor for a vaginal delivery. There are risks and benefits for attempting to labor after Cesarean and vaginal births. These should be discussed with an obstetrician/gynecologist during the course of ...

Wellness: Cord Blood Banking - Valley Advocate

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:14pm

Wellness: Cord Blood Banking
Valley Advocate
When her mom, Shelly, went to retrieve her from her crib after a lengthy nap, “Peyton stood up and fell over,” Shelly says. Alarmed, Shelly and her ... “These master cells can differentiate and become different kinds of tissue in the body, to restore ...

Q fever transmission suspected among hospitalized pregnant women - Healio

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:35am

Q fever transmission suspected among hospitalized pregnant women
Healio
At 28 weeks gestation, after 5 weeks of intermittent vaginal bleeding, she gave birth to a baby boy weighing 1,200 g. She had ... She developed severe preeclampsia and had an uneventful emergency cesarean section at 32 weeks gestation. The baby boys ...

The best for baby and you - The Nation

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:20am

The Nation

The best for baby and you
The Nation
While many do opt for a C section, whether or not or medical advice, vaginal birth after caesarean or VBAC as it's known for short, allows a woman to give birth safely and comfortably, even if an earlier pregnancy resulted in a C-section. The American ...

This device could revolutionize childbirth. It was created by a car mechanic - GlobalPost

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:53pm

GlobalPost

This device could revolutionize childbirth. It was created by a car mechanic
GlobalPost
"This is because the device fits completely around the fetal head and protects the baby against vaginal fluids, the moment when the baby is in contact with the HIV virus." With the US National Center for Health Statistics saying that cesareans had ...

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Controversial book on pregnancy not as revolutionary as expected - Inquirer.net

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:18am

Inquirer.net

Controversial book on pregnancy not as revolutionary as expected
Inquirer.net
Yes, there were some new things that I was happy to learn about (fertility rates in relation to age, vaginal birth after caesarean, sushi and cheese) but many of the popular concerns (coffee, exercise, epidural, alcohol before discovering you're ...

Parenting Voices: New life is life-changing - OCRegister

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:52pm

Parenting Voices: New life is life-changing
OCRegister
I was expecting a second VBAC (vaginal birth after Cesarean), because my first child was an unplanned C-section. Hours and hours into my labor and pushing with my first-born, the doctors deemed her head too big, my pelvis too small, and cut her out of me.

Moms-to-be find support, guidance in doulas - Hilton Head Island Packet

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:44pm

Hilton Head Island Packet

Moms-to-be find support, guidance in doulas
Hilton Head Island Packet
Women enlist the help of doulas for many different reasons. Beaufort resident Shayla Sanders had a Caesarean section with her first child and hired White to support her in having the more complicated VBAC, or vaginal birth after Caesarean, for her second.

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As the number of C-sections increases, local women advocate for natural births - Lexington Herald Leader

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 9:00pm

Lexington Herald Leader

As the number of C-sections increases, local women advocate for natural births
Lexington Herald Leader
That trend is having a toll on mothers, said Pascucci, who got involved in ImprovingBirth.org after she felt so pressured to have what she considered an unneeded induction of labor at 41 weeks she switched doctors. Since then, she said, she has heard ...

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Giving moms-to-be control of birthing process - Daily Pilot

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 5:00pm

Giving moms-to-be control of birthing process
Daily Pilot
She and baby Rhone, now a curly-headed 3-year-old, were fine; it was the process, and her sense that the birth was out of her hands, that had unsettled her. Streiff, whose oldest son was also born by cesarean, had hoped to attempt a vaginal birth after ...

Giving moms-to-be control of birthing process - Daily Pilot

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 5:00pm

Giving moms-to-be control of birthing process
Daily Pilot
She and baby Rhone, now a curly-headed 3-year-old, were fine; it was the process, and her sense that the birth was out of her hands, that had unsettled her. Streiff, whose oldest son was also born by cesarean, had hoped to attempt a vaginal birth after ...

Summerlin Area Neighborhood News, April 3-9 - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 3:31pm

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Summerlin Area Neighborhood News, April 3-9
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Your Risk After Age 50”; 10:30 a.m., “The Advantage of Single Site Robotic Surgery”; and 11:30 a.m., “When to Bring Your Child to the Emergency Room.” ... Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, 657 N. Town Center Drive, offers many baby classes — Baby ...

Washington State Case Study: A Difficult Miscarriage Made Worse by Hospital's ... - Huffington Post

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 7:51am

Washington State Case Study: A Difficult Miscarriage Made Worse by Hospital's ...
Huffington Post
I was planning a VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section), and with a VBAC... you have to go into spontaneous labor. So we were waiting on that and waiting on that and waiting on that, and [my physician] was getting more and more nervous... He said, "Well ...

4 Questions You Need to Ask Before Choosing a Hospital for Childbirth - Huffington Post

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:42am

4 Questions You Need to Ask Before Choosing a Hospital for Childbirth
Huffington Post
If a natural birth is important to you, you will want to compare rates of cesarean section between the providers you are considering. C-section rates can differ ..... Unfortunately, you can't prevent them, but they will become less noticeable after the ...

Childbirth Not the Only Contributor to Overactive Bladder - dailyRx

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:12am

Childbirth Not the Only Contributor to Overactive Bladder
dailyRx
The research team found that the odds of urine leakage from activities or from coughing or sneezing increased 6 percent every year after the first caesarean birth. However, the odds of this type of bladder leakage did not increase in the years after ...

Risk of pelvic floor disorders can be reduced by maintaining healthy weight - Ravalli Republic

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 6:55pm

Risk of pelvic floor disorders can be reduced by maintaining healthy weight
Ravalli Republic
Prolapse often seems least noticeable after sleeping or rest and worst at the end of the day or after prolonged standing. ... Vaginal delivery puts women more at risk than cesarean delivery, but having all cesarean sections does not eliminate the risk.

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