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2013-07-25 23:18:21

Dr. Stanley Friedell of Northwestern Women’s Health Associates comments on current national cesarean section rates and notes the risks and benefits of this increasingly common surgical procedure. (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that cesarean section rates have stopped rising and have maintained an overall rate of approximately 33% over the past two years of reporting. The CDC has tracked cesarean section rates through 2011. Prior to...

2012-03-28 09:35:23

In this week's PLoS Medicine, the PLoS Medicine editors discuss new research studies on the risks associated with mode of childbirth following caesarean section. In the first, Caroline Crowther and colleagues found that the risks of very severe outcomes–such as fetal or infant death–were lower among women who planned a repeat caesarean section than among women who planned a vaginal birth. In the second, Kathryn Fitzpatrick and colleagues showed that the risk of uterine rupture is...

2012-03-14 22:05:19

Researchers have designed a new version of a labor-tracking tool for pregnant women that they predict could reduce the use of hormonal intervention during labor and lower the number of cesarean sections performed on low-risk, first-time mothers. The tool, called a partograph, takes into account the most recent research findings that suggest labor is not a linear process, but is instead slower during earlier labor and accelerates gradually as labor advances. A diagnosis of abnormally slow...

2012-03-13 22:44:49

An analysis of the UK Obstetric Surveillance System published in this week's PLoS Medicine shows that uterine rupture–a serious complication of pregnancy in which the wall of the uterus (womb) tears during pregnancy or early labour–is rare but for women who have previously had a caesarean section, the risk of rupture increases with the number of previous caesarean deliveries, a short interval since the last caesarean section, and with induced labour. Kathryn Fitzpatrick and...

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...

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2010-07-22 10:09:06

Doctors and hospital staff should allow a woman to undergo a vaginal birth, even if she previously had undergone a cesarean section, according to new guidelines set forth by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) on Wednesday. It is believed that having a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) increases the risk that a scar left behind by a previous cesarean delivery could tear, causing massive bleeding and endangering the baby's life. However, according to Frederik...

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2010-03-11 15:10:00

Pregnant women who have had a cesarean section before most likely end up having one again, according to one in three hospitals that say a repeat cesarean is the only option. Experts say that 9 out of 10 women end up getting a cesarean if they've had one before, a fact that worried those in attendance at a national conference this week on vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC. There is no agreement about how often VBAC should be attempted, but experts agree that the current rate of cesarean...

2009-01-30 13:16:30

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, researchers will unveil findings that show that by using a sonogram to measure the lower uterine segment (LUS) thickness, they can predict uterine scar defects in women who had previous cesarean deliveries and anticipate which patients are at risk for subsequent uterine rupture if they have a trial of labor. The Centers for Disease Control's Web site lists statistics from the National Vital...

2008-07-03 15:00:41

Women delaying childbirth has substantially contributed to recent increases in Cesarean section rates, Cambridge University researchers said. A research team led by Gordon Smith examined more than 500,000 entries collected by the Scottish Morbidity Record between 1980 and 2005 to determine the association between maternal age and the outcome of labor. The proportion of women ages 35 to 39 entering their first pregnancy increased seven-fold, while there was a 10-fold increase for women...

2006-07-11 10:20:11

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For women who have had several previous cesarean deliveries, attempting a vaginal birth is not much riskier than for women who have had only one previous c-section, researchers report in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology. This "is exactly the type of evaluation we need to help advise women on the relative safety and relative risks of both repeat cesarean delivery and trials of labor after cesarean," the author of an accompanying...


Latest Uterine rupture Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 17:02:45

Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...

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