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Natural Birth After Caesarian
2013-11-20 11:22:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new UK-based study published on Wednesday found that 62 percent of women who delivered their first child by a successful caesarian section were able to deliver their next child by vaginal birth. Published in in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the study researchers said they wanted to see the attempt and success rate of a vaginal birth after caesarean. Using data from the UK’s Hospital Episode...

2012-05-11 23:02:10

Author and activist Karen Steward responded today to an article published in the February 2012 issue of "Nursing for Women's Health" stating that adhesions, or bands of internal scar tissue, caused by abdominal hysterectomy are a leading cause of small bowel obstruction among women who have had this operation. Steward, an advocate for patients with Adhesion Related Disorder (ARD), shared the author's concern that women who are having a hysterectomy are not being informed of the high risk of...

2012-03-29 22:14:18

Wait for natural labor, researchers say A University of Adelaide study has revealed that inducing labor in pregnant women when it's not medically necessary is more likely to result in complications at birth. Elective induction is becoming more common around the world, with many women being induced for social and other non-medical reasons. Dr Rosalie Grivell from the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute has studied the data of more than 28,000 births from across South...

2012-03-13 22:40:31

A study by a group of Australian researchers–the Birth After Caesarean Study Group– published in this week's PLoS Medicine, suggests that in women who had a previous caesarean section, delivering their next baby by a planned repeat caesarean section was linked to better health outcomes for the mother during her stay in hospital and also better outcomes for her baby compared to having a vaginal birth. The researchers, led by Caroline Crowther from the Australian Research Centre...

2012-03-13 21:41:06

A major study led by the University of Adelaide has found that women who have had one prior cesarean can lower the risk of death and serious complications for their next baby - and themselves - by electing to have another cesarean. The study, known as the Birth After Caesarean (BAC) study, is the first of its kind in the world. It involves more than 2300 women and their babies and 14 Australian maternity hospitals. The results are published this week in the international journal, PLoS...

2012-02-09 14:52:25

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that women who have undergone one prior delivery via cesarean section appear to know little about the risks and benefits associated with undergoing either a second cesarean or trial of labor to attempt a vaginal delivery, and that the preference of their medical provider strongly affects their selection between the two...

2012-01-27 08:00:00

With the number of women having cesarean sections on the rise, the risk of post-operative abdominal scar tissue, or adhesions, among mothers may also be increasing. Adhesion Related Disorder activist Karen Steward today joined the call for obstetricians to consider the risk of adhesion-related complications when recommending cesarean versus vaginal delivery. (PRWEB) January 27, 2012 Author and activist Karen Steward today responded to an article published in the December 2011 issue of the...

2012-01-06 13:00:00

Activist Karen Steward today joined the authors of a review published in the January 2012 issue of "The American Journal of Surgery" in calling for improvements in the surgical consent process. Steward proposed five ways that surgeons can improve informed consent by making patients aware of the potential complications of internal scar tissue (adhesions) before surgery. (PRWEB) January 06, 2012 Author and patient advocate Karen Steward today shared concerns expressed by the authors of recent...


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