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There has been an ongoing shift in the past several years to a " planned C-section birth " option for women giving birth, as opposed to waiting for labor to begin and having a natural vaginal delivery. Some professional women want the ability to schedule the birth of their child, while other women fear the pain, long hours of labor and other events typically involved in a vaginal delivery. Even though you can easily request an epidural to help control and minimize pain, some women just want to control and plan the event. The problem is that there may be increased risks for mother and child with a C-section and so there have recently been studies and scrutiny of these two very different approaches to delivery.
It's important to note that there are occasions when a C-section is necessary . The bottom line seems to be that after reviewing the best studies, cesarean deliveries (emergency) seem to present significantly more risks than vaginal deliveries (t...
A C-section, also called a cesarean section, is the delivery of a baby through a surgical opening in the lower belly area.
Abdominal delivery; Abdominal birth; Cesarean section
A C-section delivery is performed when a vaginal birth is not possible or is not safe for the mother or child.
Surgery is usually done while the woman is awake but numbed from the chest to the feet. This is done by giving her epidural or spinal anesthesia.
The surgeon make a cut across the belly just above the pubic area. The uterus and amniotic sac are opened, and the baby is delivered.
The health care team clears the baby's mouth and nose of fluids, and the umbilical cord is clamped and cut. The pediatrician or nurse makes sure that the infant's breathing is normal and that the baby is stable.
The mother is awake, and she can hear and see her baby. The father or another support person is often able to be with the mother durin...
So what exactly causes asthma anyway? The truth is scientists still don't know for sure. Yet a growing stack of evidence suggests events that occur before birth, or just after birth, may increase the risk of your baby getting asthma.
Thus, according to various studies, the following are now believed to cause asthma (Learn more by clicking on the links provided):
1. Cleanliness: The hygiene hypothesis and microflora hypothesis both propose lack of exposure to bacteria may set off an immune response that causes asthma. This is especially true in the first year of life when the immune system is developing.
2. Antibiotics : Kids who received even one dose of antibiotics before 6 months were 40 percent more likely to develop asthma and allergies. The theory here is antibiotics wipe out bacteria that are needed to help the immune system develop. (I wrote more about this here . Also, to learn what bacteria have to do with caus...
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