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...
Asthma is a disease that's been described in writings that go all the way back to 5,000 B.C . Despite it's long history , asthma experts still struggle to understand why 10 percent of people develop this disease.
Around 400 B.C. the Hippocratic writers suspected asthma was hereditary, and asthma physicians for years have suspected the same. Yet they had no proof.
Thankfully modern scientists have been working overtime to learn more about this disease, particlarly with one question in mind: what causes asthma?
The latest evidence is quite stunning. While scientists continue to believe there is a hereditary or genetic link, they've also learned that you don't have to have the asthma gene to develop asthma.
This wisdom is important because it may lead to methods of preventing asthma, better medicine, and a possible cure. As of this day, scientists have linked all of the following as possible cause...
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