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...
This morning I have decided to share a testimonial with you. I recieved this letter last week and I am passing it on with permission as I feel it helps to hear other's stories-mutual problems, share mutual solutions. Here is Mindy's story. It is about her chronic pain and how listening to a daily guided relaxation has changed her life. I record a 20 minute guided relaxation each week for you to enjoy. Check it out.
Beth's Free Guided Relaxation
Dear Elizabeth- I write to you today to thank you and to let you know what a positive impact you have had on my life. I have been married for almost 10 years. I’m 30 years old and have 3 great healthy kids – ages 2,5&7. On November 12th 2005 my life changed forever. It was the day my breech son was delivered by c-section. I walked into the hospital perfectly healthy & happy looking forward to meeting the newest addition to our growing family. He was an 8 ½ pound beautiful boy. Th...
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