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New guidelines issued to help lower C-section rates - WVEC.com (subscription)

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 3:53pm

New guidelines issued to help lower C-section rates
WVEC.com (subscription)
She is using a doula from Birth Insight in Norfolk and hopes to have a vaginal birth after having a C-section with her first child. DeGrand is currently learning different techniques from a doula to have a healthier pregnancy this time, which she hopes ...

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New guidelines issued to help lower C-section rates - WVEC.com (subscription)

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 3:53pm

New guidelines issued to help lower C-section rates
WVEC.com (subscription)
She is using a doula from Birth Insight in Norfolk and hopes to have a vaginal birth after having a C-section with her first child. DeGrand is currently learning different techniques from a doula to have a healthier pregnancy this time, which she hopes ...

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New guidelines issued to help lower C-section rates - WVEC.com (subscription)

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 3:53pm

New guidelines issued to help lower C-section rates
WVEC.com (subscription)
She is using a doula from Birth Insight in Norfolk and hopes to have a vaginal birth after having a C-section with her first child. DeGrand is currently learning different techniques from a doula to have a healthier pregnancy this time, which she hopes ...

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Experts recommend longer, harder labor before choosing C-section - State Column

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 6:47pm

Experts recommend longer, harder labor before choosing C-section
State Column
The guidelines, issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in conjunction with the Society for Maternal-Fetal Care, note that there was a rapid increase in cesarean birth rates from 1996 to 2011. While C-section delivery ...

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Three Innovator Semi-Finalists Share Their Stories - Healthcare Informatics

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 4:01pm

Three Innovator Semi-Finalists Share Their Stories
Healthcare Informatics
Finally, both mother and baby will be seen and cared for after discharge from the hospital. Building a comprehensive clinical record and making this information available through the continuum of ... and postoperative complications compared to women ...

5 Surprising Things That Suck About Being Pregnant - Huffington Post

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 2:24pm

5 Surprising Things That Suck About Being Pregnant
Huffington Post
After surviving a ruptured brain aneurysm five years ago, this is definitely a high risk pregnancy which is being monitored by not one, not two, but THREE doctors ("Most watched fetus in history," quips my husband). We're thankful, however, ... What's ...

Fear of being an old mother - Korea Times

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 3:38am

Fear of being an old mother
Korea Times
Although chances for older women to give birth through cesarean section are higher, they should still be encouraged to go for a vaginal delivery. Vaginal delivery ... After all, older women are generally more mature and prepared for their baby. You may ...

5 of Henrico woman's siblings share same birthday - Richmond Times Dispatch

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:15pm

5 of Henrico woman's siblings share same birthday
Richmond Times Dispatch
Their mother, Carolyn Cummins, was missing the celebration because she was in labor — her seventh natural birth — with Cecilia. Sure enough, Cecilia ... After all, they also got a small present, a tradition their mother started when they were young ...

A dog that broke free in a south Tampa neighborhood attacked two people ... - ABC Action News

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:26am

A dog that broke free in a south Tampa neighborhood attacked two people ...
ABC Action News
A long shot that clanged off the post of… Heartbreaker: US women lose ... After our stretch of beautiful weather, changes are on the way. I'm not sure most of you will like ... New guidelines say doctors should give otherwise healthy women more time ...

OB/GYN groups issue new guidelines to lower c-section rates - Examiner.com

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:37am

Examiner.com

OB/GYN groups issue new guidelines to lower c-section rates
Examiner.com
Many doctors and hospitals have a policy in place that forbids a woman to have a vaginal birth after cesarean (or VBAC). However, multiple cesarean sections put women at higher risks for complications, such as abnormal placental adherence, bleeding and ...
2 Medical Groups Release Report Urging Doctors and Mothers to Reconsider C ...University Herald

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More pushing: doctors aim to lower C-section rates - Science Recorder

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:26am

Science Recorder

More pushing: doctors aim to lower C-section rates
Science Recorder
If the mother has had pregnancy complications or she has had a previous C-section and isn't thinking about a vaginal birth after cesarean, the C-section might be planned ahead of time. “Evidence now shows that labor actually progresses slower than we ...

US Prosecutors Broaden Criminal Investigation of North Carolina Environmental ... - FairWarning

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 9:16am

US Prosecutors Broaden Criminal Investigation of North Carolina Environmental ...
FairWarning
The criminal investigation of the state's Department of Environment and Natural Resources by U.S. prosecutors was triggered by the massive coal ash spill on Feb. 2 that contaminated the Dan ... Soon after the Chatsworth crash, Congress mandated that ...

New Consensus Statement Important Step to Reduce Unnecessary Cesareans - Sacramento Bee

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 6:41am

New Consensus Statement Important Step to Reduce Unnecessary Cesareans
Sacramento Bee
While this paper is focused on preventing primary cesarean, it should be noted that VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) continues to be grossly underutilized in lowering the overall cesarean rate, and women still routinely face obstacles in accessing ...

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Pregnancy Specialists Urge Doctors To Avoid Unnecessary C-Sections - Huffington Post

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 5:57am

Pregnancy Specialists Urge Doctors To Avoid Unnecessary C-Sections
Huffington Post
"They need to have a better understanding of what normal labor is," said Lamaze president Michele Ondeck. She advised expectant mothers to ask ... he or she considers too long. If the doctor says labor has stalled, it's OK to ask if mom or baby is in ...

New Consensus Statement Important Step to Reduce Unnecessary Cesareans - Northdallasgazette

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 9:13pm

Northdallasgazette

New Consensus Statement Important Step to Reduce Unnecessary Cesareans
Northdallasgazette
While this paper is focused on preventing primary cesarean, it should be noted that VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) continues to be grossly underutilized in lowering the overall cesarean rate, and women still routinely face obstacles in accessing ...

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New Consensus Statement Important Step to Reduce Unnecessary Cesareans - Virtual Press Office (press release)

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:41pm

New Consensus Statement Important Step to Reduce Unnecessary Cesareans
Virtual Press Office (press release)
While this paper is focused on preventing primary cesarean, it should be noted that VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) continues to be grossly underutilized in lowering the overall cesarean rate, and women still routinely face obstacles in accessing ...

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New Consensus Statement Important Step to Reduce Unnecessary Cesareans - SYS-CON Media (press release)

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:39pm

New Consensus Statement Important Step to Reduce Unnecessary Cesareans
SYS-CON Media (press release)
While this paper is focused on preventing primary cesarean, it should be noted that VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) continues to be grossly underutilized in lowering the overall cesarean rate, and women still routinely face obstacles in accessing ...

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New Consensus Statement Important Step to Reduce Unnecessary Cesareans - PR Newswire (press release)

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:19pm

New Consensus Statement Important Step to Reduce Unnecessary Cesareans
PR Newswire (press release)
While this paper is focused on preventing primary cesarean, it should be noted that VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) continues to be grossly underutilized in lowering the overall cesarean rate, and women still routinely face obstacles in accessing ...

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Guidelines to reduce C-section births urge waiting - Post-Bulletin

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:08pm

Guidelines to reduce C-section births urge waiting
Post-Bulletin
WASHINGTON (AP) — Show more patience in the delivery room: That's the prescription being given to the nation's obstetricians. New guidelines say doctors should give otherwise healthy women more time to deliver their babies vaginally before assuming ...

Guidelines to reduce C-section births urge waiting - WATE-TV

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:01pm

Guidelines to reduce C-section births urge waiting
WATE-TV
WASHINGTON (AP) - Show more patience in the delivery room: That's the prescription being given to the nation's obstetricians. New guidelines say doctors should give otherwise healthy women more time to deliver their babies vaginally before assuming ...

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