VBAC in the News

'I risked my life to have my baby' - Bradenton Herald

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 6:14am

'I risked my life to have my baby'
Bradenton Herald
After 24 hours of not getting a clear reading of baby's heart rate, Stephanie's midwife and OB advised she have a spinal tap and an emergency C-section. "I was scared and shaking ... "My doctor actually called it a 'perfect natural birth.'" But 20 ...

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'I risked my life to have my baby' - MyrtleBeachOnline.com

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 6:13am

'I risked my life to have my baby'
MyrtleBeachOnline.com
After 24 hours of not getting a clear reading of baby's heart rate, Stephanie's midwife and OB advised she have a spinal tap and an emergency C-section. "I was scared and shaking ... "My doctor actually called it a 'perfect natural birth.'" But 20 ...

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Birthing center becoming more popular with expectant mothers, but not insurers - Buffalo News

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 9:17pm

Birthing center becoming more popular with expectant mothers, but not insurers
Buffalo News
Recent research also suggests birthing centers provide safe care for low-risk women with normal pregnancies. Women who receive care at birthing centers incur lower medical costs and are much less likely to have cesarean births, according to a study of ...

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Research Roundup: Health Care And Prisoners; Hospitalized Patients ... - Kaiser Health News

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 8:38am

Research Roundup: Health Care And Prisoners; Hospitalized Patients ...
Kaiser Health News
[The Affordable Care Act's] provision of better access to care before and after people are incarcerated could have positive long-term effects on both the health of those individuals and overall health care costs. Achieving these .... A large review of ...

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5 Things Not To Say Or Do To a Pregnant Woman - xoJane

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:08pm

xoJane

5 Things Not To Say Or Do To a Pregnant Woman
xoJane
One, I don't know if I am going to want more children after this...how could I know that? Even if I did, don't you think that I ... To me, having a Cesarean birth or an epidural or natural birth is no indication of what kind of woman you are. Truly ...

The Birth Coach Method is a Paradigm Shift in the Field of Birth Support, and ... - PR.com (press release)

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 8:00am

PR.com (press release)

The Birth Coach Method is a Paradigm Shift in the Field of Birth Support, and ...
PR.com (press release)
Studies confirmed that hiring a doula decreases the need for pain medications, medical interventions, and cesareans. Meanwhile, cesarean ... "If doulas were to practice as birth coaches that utilize coaching skills, we would have witnessed an increase ...

Mode of Delivery Trends by Hospital Type: An 18-Year Comparison of a Military ... - Insurance News Net (press release)

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:08pm

Mode of Delivery Trends by Hospital Type: An 18-Year Comparison of a Military ...
Insurance News Net (press release)
... and of all gestational ages.1,2 In the United States , the cesarean section rate dropped from 22.6% in 1991 to 20.7% in 1996 primarily because of an increased vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) rate of 33% between 1991 and 1996.3 By 2007, however, ...

Abortionist Accused of Raping His Patients, Dumping Aborted Babies Bodies ... - LifeNews.com

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 9:37am

Abortionist Accused of Raping His Patients, Dumping Aborted Babies Bodies ...
LifeNews.com
Millionaire Oklahoma abortionist Nareshkumar Gandalal “Naresh” Patel, who once faced charges of raping and sodomizing his abortion patients, is once again under investigation after Operation Rescue filed a five-count complaint against him with the ...

Birth Outcomes Initiative, SC Medicaid focus on reducing C-sections - Charleston Post Courier

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 8:01am

Birth Outcomes Initiative, SC Medicaid focus on reducing C-sections
Charleston Post Courier
Ginger Ballentine, an analyst for Roper St. Francis Healthcare, said the system needs to reduce its C-section rate because the procedure is less safe and more costly than traditional vaginal delivery. (Brad Nettles/Staff) 1/28/14; Pam and Brad Taggart ...

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Swedish Women Who Received Transplanted Wombs Are Now Trying To Get ... - Huffington Post

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 5:41am

Swedish Women Who Received Transplanted Wombs Are Now Trying To Get ...
Huffington Post
The women received wombs donated by their mothers or other close relatives in an experimental procedure designed to test whether it's possible to transfer a uterus so a woman can give birth to her own biological child. The women had in ... He said the ...

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C-section birth 'link to later obesity' - Trinidad Guardian

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 5:43pm

Trinidad Guardian

C-section birth 'link to later obesity'
Trinidad Guardian
The study showed that for every 100 vaginal births, 60 adults would go on to be overweight or obese. But out of every 100 ... Previous research has hinted that other conditions, such as asthma, may be more likely after Caesarean birth. There are two ...

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Plan your ideal birth experience with a side of flexibility - Seacoastonline.com

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 3:06pm

Plan your ideal birth experience with a side of flexibility
Seacoastonline.com
"One of my favorite changes we've made in our Birth Center was what we call a 'family friendly' or 'natural' cesarean (C-section)," said Alison Sekelsky, director of maternal child health at Anna Jaques Hospital. "Traditionally, the baby was taken from ...

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Setting the record straight on midwifery - Seacoastonline.com

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 3:06pm

Setting the record straight on midwifery
Seacoastonline.com
"At Anna Jaques we will do vaginal births after a woman has already had a C-section if conditions allow. Not all hospitals do. Many stick to a C-section once a woman has had one, but it is not always necessary and it might not be what a woman wants.".

Plan your ideal birth experience with a side of flexibility - Seacoastonline.com

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 1:33am

Plan your ideal birth experience with a side of flexibility
Seacoastonline.com
The Anna Jaques obstetrical team is one of few in the area to offer vaginal birth after cesarean, Sekelsky said. Vaginal births are available to patients who have previously given birth via C-section, with consultation and approval from the patient's ...

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Setting the record straight on midwifery - Seacoastonline.com

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 1:33am

Setting the record straight on midwifery
Seacoastonline.com
"At Anna Jaques we will do vaginal births after a woman has already had a C-section if conditions allow. Not all hospitals do. Many stick to a C-section once a woman has had one, but it is not always necessary and it might not be what a woman wants.".

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This Week in Sex: New Research on Maternal and Child Health - RH Reality Check

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 12:27pm

This Week in Sex: New Research on Maternal and Child Health
RH Reality Check
Fragments of fetal DNA—which makes up between 3 and 13 percent of the pregnant person's blood during pregnancy but disappears entirely right after delivery—are isolated through a simple blood draw from the mother and checked for abnormalities ...

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Is a normal delivery possible after a C-section? (Query) - India.Com Health

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 3:34am

India.Com Health

Is a normal delivery possible after a C-section? (Query)
India.Com Health
vbac I got married on November 2011 and conceived on December 2011. My first pregnancy took a toll on me. Though I consider myself a strong person but went weak on my knees when I had to counter labour pains. Though my doctor assured a normal ...

Caesarian Births Linked To Increased Risk Of Childhood Obesity - RedOrbit

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:12am

RedOrbit

Caesarian Births Linked To Increased Risk Of Childhood Obesity
RedOrbit
According to a new study from the Imperial College London and published in the journal PLOS ONE, the chance of being overweight or obese increases 26 percent for a child when it is born by caesarean section compared to vaginal delivery. “There are good ...
C-section babies have higher odds of being overweight adultsMedical News Today
Giving Birth: C-Section Babies 26% More Likely To Become Overweight AdultsMedical Daily
Strong link between caesarean babies and BMIallvoices

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C-section babies have higher odds of being overweight adults - Medical News Today

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:29am

Medical Daily

C-section babies have higher odds of being overweight adults
Medical News Today
Researchers from Imperial College London in the UK have found that babies born by Caesarean section are more likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood than those born by vaginal delivery. Publishing their results in the ... After reviewing the data ...
Giving Birth: C-Section Babies 26% More Likely To Become Overweight AdultsMedical Daily
Caesarian Births Linked To Increased Risk Of Childhood ObesityRedOrbit
Strong link between caesarean babies and BMIallvoices

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A Good Birth? I Just Wanted a Healthy Baby - Babble

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 3:48pm

A Good Birth? I Just Wanted a Healthy Baby
Babble
I was curious about the possibility of a VBAC (vaginal birth after Caesarean) from the start. Not because I pined for something I had been denied previously, an empowerment of sorts, but because I didn't like the prospect of a scheduled date with the ...

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